Resilient Teens

A half-day workshop on coping skills for teens and parents

Saturday, February 23, 2019
8:30am -12:00pm
The Firehouse, East Ash Street Goldsboro, NC 27530

Register & Pay Online. Please include the number of adults and teens who will be participating in this workshop.

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Description

Resiliency Counseling & Consulting, PLLC is pleased to present this exciting workshop for teens and their parents for only $25 per teen or parent participant.The workshop is open for teens to participate with or without  parent(s) attending.

This fun and engaging half-day session offers education and take away skills for both parents and teens on how to build resiliency into teen life. Teens and parents will participate in separate educational and hands on sessions to allow each group to explore their unique concerns.

Growing research endorses the reasons that this workshop will benefit teens and parents:

– Adolescence represents a unique and critical stage in life span development. Stress is a fact of life for everyone but stressors we experience and how we respond to them change as we develop. Most of us recognize that the type of stressors teens face daily are unique to their ages. However, science now validates that not only are the stressors different, but the structure and chemical differences of the teen brain responds differently to these stressors.

-Today’s teens are constantly bombarded with situations, decisions, and social media that can have lasting consequences, yet the brain is not fully developed to handle such stressors.  It is the perfect storm and this vulnerability leads to the teenage years being a fertile ground for depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.

-Just as a healthy diet and exercise creates better physical health for teens, likewise, education related to stress responses and coping skills builds stronger mental wellness. Knowledge in these areas will help teens not only navigate these difficult years but build skills that will last a lifetime.

Schedule

8:30 – 9 a.m. Sign in and mingle with light refreshments

9:00 -10:15   Session One

Session 1 for Teens A calming, session aimed at learning relaxation techniques rooted in mindfulness- based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindful movement. The teen mind is always in a whirl with school pressures, peer issues, and worries of the future. MBSR helps teens slow down and become aware of their thoughts and respond rather than react to situations. NO MAT required, and NO prior yoga skills needed…if you can sit in a chair…You got this! This session is led by Cheryl Harrison who has extensive experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Instructor, and loves using these skills to help families live more peaceful lives.

Session 1 for Parents Learn about the brain of a teenager and how coping skills such as thought restructuring and mindfulness work. Parents will also learn what to look for in teen mental health and how to seek help when needed.  Session led by Melissa Harrell, LPCS who has extensive clinical experience as a mental health counselor and advanced training in public health.

10:30 – 12 p.m. Session 2

Session 2 for Parents This session will allow parents to spend a calming, session learning relaxation techniques rooted in mindfulness- based stress reduction.  It can often be a volatile environment when moody teens meet stressed out parents. MBSR skills can help parents to slow down and become aware of their thoughts and respond rather than react to teens and other life stressors. NO MAT required, and NO prior yoga skills needed…if you can sit in a chair…You got this! This session is led by Cheryl Harrison who has extensive experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Instructor, and loves using these skills to help families live more peaceful lives.

Session 2 for Teens Learn how to become aware of the automatic thoughts that impact their daily moods and responses. Through hands on activities they will learn how stress enters their bodies and impacts their physical and emotional health. Teens will leave with cognitive behavioral strategies to help reduce automatic negative thoughts and increase positive mental outlook. Session led by Melissa Harrell, LPCS who has extensive clinical experience as a mental health counselor and advanced training in public health.

Registration and online payment

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Number of Teens