Anxiety Management

Week 1

From the Counselor's Office


Miss Mundell - School Counselor 4-5

Mrs. Monticelli - School Counselor 6-8

Mrs. Wagner - School Counselor 9-12

Mrs. Garabrandt - School Counselor 9-12

Mrs. Fox - Social Worker

Mrs. Alyssa - Clinical Mental Health Therapist

Mrs. Urban - Clinical Mental Health Therapist



Each week we will provide information on various social/emotional topics and tips to help our students from afar!


You always have the choice to be HAPPY - learn to understand the bumps in the road - GROW from them - and STAY POSITIVE.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental and physical reaction to perceived threats. In small doses, anxiety is helpful. It protects us from danger, and focuses our attention on problematic issues. But when anxiety is too severe, or occurs too frequently, it can become debilitating.


Anxiety drives people to avoid the things that scare them. When a "scary" thing is avoided, there is an immediate but short-lived sense of relief. However, the next time a similar threat arises, it feels even scarier. This creates a harmful cycle of avoidance, and worsening anxiety.

What does anxiety look like?

  • Uncontrollable Worry
  • Poor Concentration
  • Excessive Nervousness
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Sleep Problems
  • Upset Stomach
  • Muscle Tension
  • Avoidance of Fear

What can we do to help with our anxiety?

Additional Coping Tools:

https://www.thehelpfulcounselor.com/18-coping-skills-strategies-for-children-and-teens/


Apps:

CBT Thought Diary

Coloring Book for Me

Virtual Hope Box

Breathe2Relax

School Closure Wellness Challenge Primary- grade 8


Color in each block that you complete while school is closed and bring your sheet back - or just a note that says how many you did - to Mrs. Fox (Primary-3), Miss Mundell (4-5), or Mrs. Monticelli (6-8) when school reopens. Complete 10 challenges to get your name in a drawing for a local gift card. Complete 20 challenges for 2 entries or complete 30 challenges for 3 entries.

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School Closure Wellness Challenge- High School

Color in each block that you complete while school is closed and bring your sheet back - or just a note that says how many you did - to Mrs. Wagner or Mrs. Garabrandt when school reopens. Complete 10 challenges to get your name in a drawing for a local gift card. Complete 20 challenges for 2 entries or complete 30 challenges for 3 entries.
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