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Everything You Need to Know About The Coaching Anxiety Workshop

You may have noticed I recently launched a new workshop Coaching Anxiety to teach school communities the skills to proactively prevent the negative effect of Anxiety.

I get that Coaching Anxiety is an investment though, of your time, money and energy battling the timetable. And I also understand that there are other talks and workshops out there too.

So I created this blog post to help you understand everything you need to know before buying the Coaching Anxiety workshop for your school.

I want you to make the right choice for you, your pupils and your community. So this article is an unbiased look at the workshop and what it delivers, to make sure it’s right for you.

What is the Coaching Anxiety Workshop?

The Coaching Anxiety Workshop is a one day series of workshops delivered to pupils, teachers and parents delivered in person at your school. I will come into your school to deliver talks and the opportunity to immediately put newly learned skills into practice. Each workshop is an hour long, and will be delivered in a format tailored to pupils, teachers or parents.

It is your choice how you slice and dice the day, you might want to focus on specific year groups or subsections, or direct it more towards staff and parents. The day is yours, so we can agree on the best approach for your community.

Why I created the Coaching Anxiety Workshop

Nearly every conversation I have with a teacher, the topic of anxiety will come up. It’s no surprise, according to The Mental Health Foundation over a third of us have anxiety (up from roughly 20% in 2015). What is interesting, is that 59% of those with anxiety describe it as ‘low level’. There are two challenges that come with this:

  1. The NHS and mental health charities are drowning in the volume of referrals they are receiving, so the availability of support for ‘low level’ anxiety is very limited.

  2. Low level anxiety, when left unaddressed can quickly evolve into high levels of anxiety, especially when given the right environment, exam stress, parenting, teaching, an economic recession.

Having experienced low level anxiety in my life, I know how disruptive it can be. I also know that there are teachable skills that have transformed my experience of anxiety and the experience of many others.

I created this workshop to teach these skills. Feeling empowered with managing your emotions is (IMO) vital to a thriving life, but you rarely see well-being skills broken down in an easy to digest and actionable way. The skills to overcoming low level anxiety that I share in this workshop are easy to understand and action and (most importantly) don’t require you to be a medical expert, neuroscientist or therapist.

What is included?

  • You will have me onsite for up to a day, to run four sessions. You can use the sessions however you would like, however I recommend you use at least one of them for teachers or parents.

  • Consultation on planning and getting the most out of the day.

  • Interactive and skills based sessions, attendees will leave knowing exactly what to do the next time they feel anxiety bubbling up in their stomachs.

Your attendees will leave knowing:

  • How to recognise the early signs of anxiety and what to do about them.

  • The exact steps to diverting a panic attack themselves, and how to support someone else.

  • How to coach themselves on their anxiety, and use those skills to support others without any medical knowledge needed.

  • A repeatable, simple practice they can use to strengthen their emotional resilience.

What problems does the Coaching Anxiety workshop solve?

  1. You have pupils that do well in the classroom, but crumble under the pressure of tests

  2. There are pupils repeatedly missing classes due to anxiety in your school, and you are struggling to find a path to support them back into the classroom.

  3. The staffroom is full of stressed looking colleagues

  4. Your school nurse has become a therapist

  5. You and your colleagues are regularly hearing from worried parents about their child’s poor mental well-being, and they don’t know what to do.

How much does it cost for the Coaching Anxiety workshop day?

£1,500 + travel expenses

Why is the cost £1,500?

I want this investment to have a lasting impact across your community. There are plenty of speakers available that charge much less or much more than I do. But I feel that for a focused, actionable day that reaches everyone in your community, this is money well spent.

Who is this for? The Coaching Anxiety workshop is not for everyone, and I only want you to buy it if it’s right for you and your school.

This is for you IF:

  1. You see the value in having a joined up whole school approach to anxiety, and you are willing to work with me to overcome the timetabling logistics that inevitably come hand in hand with these types of days! (I know schools, I know what this is like, and I have lots of ideas about how to make this work)

  2. You want education AND action.

  3. You believe that pupils should be empowered to manage their own mental wellbeing, not only rely on the adults around them.

Who is this not for?

This is NOT for you if:

  1. Your school is a specialist school that has very specific needs when it comes to supporting well-being, i.e. a specialist school for children with communication difficulties.

  2. You cannot make the time for it. I can be as flexible as possible on the day, but I am not able to deliver the value your community deserves if you cannot give me the time to do it.

  3. You want to take a medical approach to low level anxiety.

How long will it take to go from decision to delivering the Coaching Anxiety Day?

This is down to your school’s process for approving events and then availability. Typically I can deliver within the same half term.

What will I need to get started?

Just a date! Once we know what date we are working towards we will book a call to arrange the specifics.

Who is your coach?

I am an ex-Samaritans volunteer, Health and Wellbeing Coach and have worked specifically with schools since 2017. I get the challenge of supporting wellbeing in a busy school setting!

I set up This Is Me Mentoring in late 2019 delivering wellbeing and communication training in the form of peer mentoring programmes.

I am passionate about helping people build strong connections, skills that have been dramatically eroded by soc

ial media and technology in the past decade. When you give someone the tools to meaningfully connect with their peers you can see their lives shift. What starts as something as small as a mentoring relationship translates into skills that get them hired for dream jobs, meeting the perfect partner and being a connected parent.

I am also a mum of two, have two ridiculous dogs and a soldier for a husband. When I’m not in school getting over excited about having awkward conversations, you’ll find me dog walking on Salisbury Plain or sweating in a soft play.

What results can I expect?

  1. Pupils that understand their emotions, and importantly have a process for changing them when they are struggling.

  2. Parents and teachers that have a unified approach to discussing and supporting their wellbeing and their children’s wellbeing.

  3. A mindset shift, moving your people from feeling victim to their emotions to feeling empowered by them.

There you go. Everything you need to know about the Coaching Anxiety workshop. I hope this helped you. As a reminder, here is where you can sign up.

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