Be Brave (for Teens) Helping Teens Overcome Anxiety and Worry
Be Brave (for Teens) Helping Teens Overcome Anxiety and Worry
Helping teens overcome anxiety & worry.
Are you ready to help your teen learn how they can take charge of their anxious thoughts and change them into positive, helpful ones?
You already know that your teen needs strategies to develop brave thinking, to overcome stress, anxiety and worry, it's likely you are seeing the effects of these BIG emotions on your teen everyday, even in some small way.
Now is such an important time in your teens life, 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.
As parents or caregivers too, it is important to remind ourselves and improve our own understanding of what our teens are experiencing (sometimes it feels so long ago!) But understanding this, gives you the tools to guide your teen through this time.
Start your teen now on a journey that will support them for the days, weeks and years to come.
Think and Be Brave for Teens Includes
7 x videos
4 x Guides
1 x Self Reflection Worksheet
1 x Printable Poster
Plus we have also created some FREE accompanying downloadable prompts and tools to open up healthy conversations with you and your teen to talk about their mental wellbeing.
All you have to do is add to cart (don't worry its FREE) and these downloads will automatically be sent to you via email!!!
Be Brave for Teens is a great way for you to improve your understanding of what your teens might be feeling in day to day life, as well as how you as a parent or caregiver can support them to care for their mental health for years to come!
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 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 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 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.
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:
Catch it Check it Change it Guide & Reflection Questions
Video Lesson 7
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
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”