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Be Brave (for Teens) EDUCATORS VERSION Helping Teens Overcome Anxiety and Worry

Be Brave (for Teens) EDUCATORS VERSION Helping Teens Overcome Anxiety and Worry

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Helping teens overcome anxiety & worry. 

Are you ready to help your students take charge of their anxiety, so they can think and Be Brave?

You already know that teens need strategies to develop brave thinking, to overcome stress, anxiety and worry.  Start them on a journey that will support them for the days, weeks and years to come.   

Enable all this with 7 Short engaging videos including practical tips, with accompanying teaching resources, guides and worksheets.

 Now is such an important time in your teenaged students lives and development and learning skills now will help them in their mental wellbeing journey as they become young adults.

Be Brave for Teens has been created to be a short, fun yet practical approach to understand and reflect and manage the BIG emotions that come with being a teenager.   

We know that teenagers who develop healthy thinking and coping skills, are able to enjoy and gain so much more from their education, they become easier to teach, more engaged participants in their own learning, and these skills learnt now can help to support their mental well being for a lifetime.  

We also know how busy and how many demands are placed on you - the teacher or professional in today's world, that is why we have created Be Brave (for Teens) Educators Version. 

This offers you a plug and play solution to mental well-being education for use 1:1, in small group sessions or whole class time.

Are you ready to help your students learn how they can take charge of their anxious thoughts and change them into positive helpful thinking?

Be Brave for teens educators version includes:

  1. Seven short, content-rich, engaging videos
  2. Units plans and lesson guidelines for level 4, level 5, level 6, level 7 & level 8
  3. Discussion questions for each video
  4. Forty Anxiety themed scenario cards, statements, and teachers guideline 
  5. A printable poster for Catch it, Check it, Change it
  6. A printable student booklet

Also get:

  • A worksheet for each video
  • Self Reflection sheet
  • Self care ideas
  • Breathing techniques
  • Distraction strategies
  • Catch it, check it, change it worksheet

Start watching below & add the teaching resources to your cart for access to excellent resources and lesson plans that can be utilised alongside these FREE videos to have quick and easy access to tools to help your students. 


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Video Lesson 1

1. Understanding the 3 Parts of your Brain

This video describes the 3 parts of our brain, and their different functions and purposes.

You will learn what happens when your brain senses you are in danger.

You will learn about your daily stressors, and what your brain's job is.

Module 1 includes:

Introduction VideoSelf Reflection Sheet

Video Lesson 2

2. Flight Fright or Freeze

Video 2 explains how your body responds to stress, and how it affects you physically and emotionally. 

When you understand how stress and anxiety happen, and how they affect you, then you will be able to recognise and manage these feelings better.

Module 2 includes:

Video 2

Printable Poster

Video Lesson 3

3. Just Breathe

This video explains how breathing techniques are helpful to calm you down when you are feeling anxious.

It includes information on how to manage panic attacks and comes with a guide for breathing techniques. 

Module 3  includes:

Video 3

Breathing Techniques

Video Lesson 4

4. Calm Your Body, Calm Your Brain

in this module you will learn how your body is affected by surges of stress hormones.

You'll discover how you can use your 5 senses to distract yourself and calm your body down.

The video is accompanied by a guide with Distraction Strategies.

Module 4 includes:

Video 4

Distraction Strategies

Video Lesson 5

5. Happy Hormones

In this video, you will understand how the 4 different happy hormones affect how you feel.

You'll also learn 6 different ways to increase your happy hormones.

Included is a a self care guide and suggestions. 

INCLUDES

Video

Self Care Ideas Worksheet


Video Lesson 6

6. Catch it, Check It, Change it

In this video and question guide, you will learn about how what you think affects how you feel.

You'll recognise negative thinking patterns, and swap them for positive, helpful thoughts. 

Module 6  includes:

Video 6

Catch it Check it Change it Guide & Reflection Questions

Video Lesson 7

7. Summary

In this summary video, you'll easily recognise the connection between thoughts and feelings.

We'll also go over the four questions to ask yourself about your thoughts:

Are my thoughts real? Are they true?Are they based on facts? Am I stuck in a negative thinking pattern?

How To Use These Videos

Background

If you have made it to this page, you are probably a parent or caregiver of a child who is struggling to manage their big feelings.

These courses help children understand why they feel the way they do, and what they can do to manage their emotions.  They will discover a variety of coping skills, so they can feel confident knowing when and how to use each one.

Many of the skills I teach in these courses come from a type of therapy called CBT which helps people learn that their feelings don’t just happen to them all of a sudden, they are determined by their thoughts.

If you can change your thoughts or actions, you can change your feelings also.  This is an awesome discovery to make earlier in life because it can help young people better manage stress as they grow up.  

Top Tips For Using These Courses

TOP TIPS FOR USING THINK AND BE COURSES AT HOME

Start by watching the videos yourself first, and reading the parent’s guides to familiarise yourself with the content.  Apart from the first introductory video, most can be played in any order. Teens learn best when they feel safe, connected, and relaxed, and importantly not watched over. Each teen has their own way that they like to take in information.  Maybe they like to binge watch the whole lot or space them apart by a few days. Maybe they want to watch the same one over and over if it brings them comfort.  The best outcomes come when it is an enjoyable learning experience for them.View yourself as a coach coming alongside them to encourage and support them, if they choose you to participate, rather than telling them what to do.  Reflect rather than instruct, getting them to do the thinking.  Model the strategies and talk aloud about what you are thinking and feeling eg “I’m feeling overwhelmed right now, so I’m going to need some quiet time alone to process room now to help me feel calmer”Incorporate the language used into your everyday life as much as possible, and get the whole family on board. Having a common language and shared strategies is a powerful way to build their coping skills.Don’t feel like they need to grasp and apply every concept that is taught.  Even if one thing sticks, it can be life-changing for them.  Revisiting the videos as they mature can help them discover new concepts they didn’t grasp the first time around. Coping skills take time to take hold, make time to practice them until it becomes second nature for them.

Why Investing Time Now Is Important

If you want to learn more about how you can support your teen to understand their feelings and develop the coping skills they can use to manage their emotions, Think and Be courses are a great place to start.

“If teens came into therapy with a good understanding of how anxiety works, why it happens, and some ways to try to manage it, our work together would go so much more smoothly.  Teens would be able to graduate more quickly, and it would be less of a time and financial investment for parents”