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Understanding and Managing Anxiety Parent Masterclass for ( school aged to 12)

Sep 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:45 pm


Hello there!

Anxiety and fear are part of life, a small amount of stress is not negative, yet the challenges post-pandemic seem to have escalated fear and anxiety.

Therefore, it is not surprising that so many parents find it hard to regulate within the home, often challenging not to let it rule the household. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Join me at this Masterclass to help you face your child’s anxiety with understanding, confidence and competence!

When you help your child regulate their emotions, they can problem-solve, develop emotional resilience, and have healthy relationships. Remember, self-control/regulation is a better predictor of academic success than IQ or SAT scores.

There will be time to work in small groups and work within three steps.

Step One

  • How to Understand anxiety and what is normal
  • How it affects our thoughts, body responses (physical feelings), and actions ( behaviour)
  • Some simple neuroscience, the fight, flight, stress response and the importance of good vagal tone
  • Understanding the importance of interoception

Step Two

  • Ideas on how to talk about anxiety
  • Help you empower your children to have courage and bravery

Step Three

  • Ways you can help your child learn to handle anxiety and reduce stress in a new uncertain, fast-paced, ever-changing world.
  • Eliminate the goal of it disappearing to working with it
  • How to parent with mindfulness, presence, and Self Compassion (studies show that children of mindfully self-compassionate parents tend to have lower rates of anxiety and depression).
  • Lots of time for questions for your unique situation with an experienced clinician of over 31 years.



No more than eight parents attend ( parents only and no creche). They are small and intimate.  In my experience and feedback, a smaller group enables you to ask questions, share and feel safe.

Date: Saturday, September the 17th, 2022

Time: 9.30 am to start at 9.15 am ( coffee or tea) -12.45 pm.

Where: Muller House, Ashley Down Bristol ( BS7 9DB);   I will send directions a week before the workshop.

Cost: £60 per person ( via PayPal Ticket below). There is a 20% discount for partners; please get in touch with me to arrange the discount. A digital download is to be included. You can make payment by clicking on the + ticket below, and you will be redirected to your PayPal account. You will receive a receipt.

If you are uncomfortable paying online or need a bursary, contact me to make payment by alternative methods.

NB. A week before the workshop, you will receive a reminder via Mailchimp ( check your SPAM folder) with directions. If you have any problems, contact me.

Further Questions:

How long is it?

It is just over three hours, and there will be refreshments during break time and before we start.

About me

I am a mum and parent. Like you, I’ve experienced all the joys, ups, downs, and frustrations of being a parent and helping my children learn to self-regulate from baby to adulthood.

In addition, I’ve worked as a clinician for 33 years and 31 years in the NHS. I worked in CAMHS as a Specialist Clinician. I have extensive experience working across the 0-18 age range, offering assessments and interventions for mental health disorders and complex emotional and behavioural difficulties. I offered multi-agency consultations with statutory agencies, and I am also a trained facilitator in two evidenced-based parenting courses, the Incredible Years and the Solihull Approach. My workshops integrate all my life experiences.

Who is this for

My Parent workshops specifically target parents and carers with children aged 4-12 years old struggling with anxiety. The workshops are designed for parents to understand stress in children better and offer evidence-based interventions that parents and carers can use at home.

Is this a face to face Masterclass?

Yes, it will have no more than eight parents; this enables parents to feel safe to share, connect and ask questions.

What is the theoretical base for the Masterclass?

I have an integrative approach due to multiple pieces of training and experience; however, the root of the workshop is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques and focuses on the role of thoughts, feelings and behaviour in maintaining anxiety in combination with compassion-focused practices. Parents and carers will be supported to develop the confidence and skills needed to help their children manage their fears and worries.

What are your terms and conditions?

Workshops are non-refundable. You may send a substitute delegate. Due to COVID, I reserve the right to cancel the course date; in this case, I will notify you by email as early as possible and provide you with a full refund. I would also request that you do not attend if you have COVID. Under no circumstances Is Bristol Child Parent Support liable for any travel expenses, childcare, potential loss of income, or associated costs.

I offer bespoke workshop packages to organizations, charities, and parents. I’ve collaborated with Clifton College, STAND NW Charity, Windmill Hill City Farm, Newbury Racecourse Nursery, and other Nurseries in Bristol. Do contact me for a conversation on how I can help you.







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Join me at this Masterclass for parents with children 4-12 in order to help you face your child’s anxiety with understanding, confidence and competence!
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