Maine Coon Cats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give your child a fun opportunity to learn skills for managing anxiety. Through nature-based mindfulness activities and Coping Cat, an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral curriculum, children will learn techniques for recognizing and coping with anxious thoughts and feelings. Kids will have the chance to practice these skills both in-session and through home assignments. Parents will be updated on their child’s progress and given activities to use at home.  Ages 7-12

 

Program Options

 

8 Session Brief Program 

This program briefly teaches the four steps of the coping plan and provides four in-session opportunities for your child to practice these skills on 1 – 2 fears. This program is ideal for kids with low to moderate levels of anxiety and provides kids with basic skills for anxiety management.

Session 1:

Introduction to the program and team-building/ First parent meeting

Session 2:

Recognizing somatic signs of anxiety and distinguishing anxious thoughts from coping thoughts

Session 3:

Problem-solving to cope, and self-rating and self-rewarding efforts to cope

Session 4:

Coping plan review and introduction to exposure tasks/ Second parent meeting

Session 5:

Practicing in low-anxiety situations

Session 6:

Practicing in moderate-anxiety situations

Session 7:

Practicing in moderate-anxiety situations

Session 8:

Practicing in high-anxiety situations, End of program celebration

 

16 Session Full Program

This program teaches each coping step in-depth and provides opportunities for the kids to review and practice each step as they are learning them. This program also dedicates more sessions to using the coping plan in exposure tasks, allowing for more time to address both group and individual fears thoroughly. This program is ideal for kids with moderate to high levels of anxiety and provides kids with the opportunity to master the skills taught in coping cat.

 

Session 1:

Introduction to the program and team-building

Session 2:

Identifying anxious feelings

Session 3:

Identifying somatic responses to anxiety

Session 4:

First meeting with parents

Session 5:

Relaxation training and nature-based mindfulness

Session 6:

Identifying anxious self-talk and learning to challenge thoughts

Session 7:

Reviewing anxious and coping self-talk and developing problem-solving skills

Session 8:

Introducing self-evaluation and self-reward, coping plan review

Session 9:

Second Parent Meeting

Session 10:

Practicing in low-anxiety situations

Session 11:

Practicing in low-anxiety situations

Session 12:

Practicing in moderate-anxiety situations

Session 13:

Practicing in moderate-anxiety situations

Session 14:

Practicing in high-anxiety situations

Session 15:

Practicing in high-anxiety situations

Session 16:

Practicing in high-anxiety situations, end of session celebration

    

 

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