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Examining the Anatomy of Anxiety

October 17, 2023 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 PM
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October 17 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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On Oct. 17, join counselors from the CHILL Counseling Program to learn practical ways to help regulate anxiety whether it be for yourself or your struggling child or teen.

Most people would admit to having felt some level of anxiety but what is it? Where does it come from? In this workshop, led by mental health counselors from the CHILL Counseling Program, you will learn about the anatomy of anxiety, specifically what happens in our brains when we are anxious.

Learn practical ways to help regulate anxiety whether it be for yourself or your struggling child or teen. This workshop will leave you with more tools in the toolbox to help your anxious loved one or even yourself by means of understanding what anxiety is and giving practical strategies to help regulate.

This workshop is ideal for any parent who has dealt with anxiety on their own, has a child who has experienced symptoms of anxiety, or for someone who wants to learn more about the underlying cause of anxiety.

Program notes: This program is for adults only. Also, the Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen is open until 8 p.m. if you want to pick up a snack, drink or dinner before or after the session.

This program is presented by Sarah Atherton and Meredith Snelson, mental health counselors from the CHILL Counseling Program, and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Presenter:  

Sarah Atherton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been working in community and school-based settings for most of her 22-year career. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families providing mental health counseling and support for issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, and self-harm.

Meredith Snelson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist and Certified School Counselor. She graduated from Rollins with her Masters in Counseling and has been working in the Winter Park area schools since 2006. Meredith enjoys working with children of all ages and is passionate about play therapy. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially at the beach outside of school.

The CHILL (Community Help & Intervention in Life’s Lessons) program in Orange County Public Schools was founded in 1998 by the Winter Park Health Foundation in partnership with the 12 Orange County Public School serving Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville. CHILL provides free, confidential, in-school counseling to students and their families. It is part of a collection of school-based health and wellness services supported by WPHF called the Coordinated Youth Initiative (CYI). Other services include nurses, nurse practitioners in school-based health centers, and healthy school teams.

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