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When Your Child Worries Too Much

May 23, 2018 | 7 - 9 p.m.

Part of a free public lecture series.

Anxiety problems in children are not uncommon and parents are often left wondering if their child’s worries are simply ‘just a stage’ or something that ‘needs clinical evaluation and intervention’. Anxiety in children takes many different forms, such as being afraid of something specific (e.g., storms/dogs), not wanting to go to school, worrying about their performance, anxiety about what other kids might think of them, worrying about something bad happening, not wanting to be away from their parents, or finding that they need to constantly repeat certain behaviours or that they get stuck on certain thoughts. In addition to their worries, many children experience physical symptoms associated with their anxiety (e.g., headaches and stomach discomfort) which leave parents puzzled as to how to intervene. This presentation, principally focused on children 6-12, will be directed toward helping parents feel more confident in successfully navigating the maze of childhood anxiety.

Workshop objectives:

  • Explore the different types of childhood anxiety
  • Understand the role of the brain and body in the development and maintenance of childhood anxiety
  • Explore strategies that children can be taught to help them cope with their anxiety
  • Discuss parenting practices that have been found to be effective in helping children cope with anxiety

Pre-register for This Event Seating is limited. Although there is no charge for admission, pre-registration is required. Please call FVB’s Mississauga office at 833-fvb-psyc (382-7792) to register.

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Thoughts On Food: Behaviour modification and emotional eating

June 13, 2018 | 7 - 9 p.m.

Part of a free public lecture series.

We all must eat. When, how and why we eat create different challenges to different individuals. Eating patterns impact our daily functioning, our weight and our self-image. The first part of the presentation will focus on behaviour modification of our eating behaviour(s) and the second will focus on emotional eating and its impact on our consumption of food.

We can implement behaviour modification strategies to address our eating behaviour as such interventions assist in raising our awareness about eating behaviour and empower us to implement lifestyle changes that benefit our health, especially weight-related issues. With respect to emotional eating, this presentation will explore such questions as: Are you an emotional eater? What is the difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger? and How can you manage emotional eating? Since emotional eating can significantly and adversely impact our consumptions and maintain old eating patterns, understanding emotional eating can facilitate the development of new habits that can improve one’s lifestyle and general physical and psychological wellness.

Workshop objectives:

  • Raise awareness about eating behaviour
  • Understand behaviour modification techniques to change eating patterns
  • Appreciate issues relating to weight management
  • Learn the dynamics of emotional eating
  • Develop skills to manage emotional eating

Pre-register for This Event Seating is limited. Although there is no charge for admission, pre-registration is required. Please call FVB’s Mississauga office at 833-fvb-psyc (382-7792) to register.

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