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Childhood Anxiety: Understanding and Helping Children Heal [Calgary]

January 26

Does your child or the children you work with struggle with anxiety: panic attacks, separation anxiety, stomach aches, headaches, tantrums, obsessions/compulsions, avoidance of activities, racing thoughts, or troubles with sleep? 

Anxiety has many faces, and at this workshop parents, caregivers, and professionals will learn about the psychological and physiological roots of anxiety, why it is on the rise in our children, and what to do to help children better manage it. Research and theory in the field of mental health and interpersonal neurobiology will be explored and attendees will be given resources and direct tools to help their child, or the children they work with, overcome this emotional obstacle. This presentation is appropriate for parents, caregivers, teachers, and mental health professionals.


  • Identify neurobiological and physiological mechanisms that underlie anxiety
  • Describe ways in which parenting styles can contribute to anxiety in children
  • Implement a variety of emotion regulation strategies
  • Recognize environmental and societal factors that contribute towards the increase in anxiety amongst children
  • Explore pharmacological and naturopathic treatment options

Tammy Schamuhn, R. Psychologist, R. Play Therapist, Co-Founder: Institute of Child Psychology, Executive Director: Family Counselling Centres

University of Calgary
ICT 122
856 Campus Pl NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4V8

Who Should Attend:
This presentation is appropriate for parents; caregivers; education and mental health professionals

What is Provided:
Handouts of an overview of the material.  Refreshments will be provided at the event, but participants will need to take care of their lunch (a break will be provided between 12:00-1:00pm). A certificate of completion will be granted after completion of this seminar.

Refund Policy:
Refunds only given up to 30 days prior to the event. Tickets can be transferred to a third party at any time.


January 26
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University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Canada
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