Making Sense of Anxiety

Making Sense of Anxiety in Vancouver on 01 March 2016
Making Sense of Anxiety in Vancouver on 01 March 2016
01 March 2016, 0900 - 1600
Presented by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., author of Hold On To Your Kids

The escalating level of anxiety in our children begs for an explanation as well as a solution. Dr. Neufeld sheds light on this age-old problem, paving the way for natural interventions that can actually get to the root causes as opposed to just managing symptoms. This workshop brings a fresh and promising perspective to one of our most troubling and perplexing human problems. Although the focus is on children, this enlightening material will benefit anyone suffering from anxiety. The time has finally come to be able to answer the problem of anxiety.


- The anatomy and working model of the human alarm system
- How to recognize anxiety in all its various manifestations
- An updated and insight-based working definition of anxiety
- Why current discipline methods are alarming our children
- The relationship of courage and anxiety
Addressing anxiety without relying on medication
- What parents and teachers can do to help their children

Your Presenter

Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 30 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. He is a foremost authority on child development, an international speaker, a bestselling author (Hold On To Your Kids), and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm.

Dr. Neufeld’s professional experience includes years of working with violent young offenders and thousands of consultations regarding youth with aggression problems. His personal experience includes having been a father to five adolescents of his own. Dr. Neufeld is not only a seminal theorist but also a seasoned therapist and an inspiring teacher.

Dr. Neufeld’s unique synthesis of the developmental literature and his exceptional ability to make children understandable has made him much in demand as a speaker. His style is dynamic, his approach is refreshing, and his effect is to affirm intuition. His insights are regularly sought by experts and media alike. Dr. Neufeld consistently receives outstanding ratings for his courses and seminars.

Because of his ability to make sense of complex problems, Dr. Neufeld is a much sought-after speaker. He gives over 40 presentations and educational seminars a year and has been invited to present at the following: First National Symposium on Bullying, Ottawa, 2002; Educational Symposium on the State of Education in Nagano, Japan, 2002; Focus Conferences on Violence, International Counselling Congress, Canadian Teacher’s Federation Symposium on Youth Violence, Educational Symposium in Portland, Oregon; and WONCA World Conference on Family Medicine.

Dr. Neufeld’s book Hold on to Your Kids with Dr. Gabor Mate was released by Knopf Canada in January, 2004 and has made several best-selling lists.

Who Should Attend

K–12 Classroom Teachers • School Counsellors/Psychologists • Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers • School Administrators • School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support students with behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

Parents: This workshop will help parents of worried or anxious child understand the nature of his/her difficulty.


Individual - Early bird $399 / Regular $419
Group 3-7 - Early bird $384 / Regular $404
Group 8-14 - Early bird $369 / Regular $389
*NEW* Group 15+ - Early bird $324 / Regular $344

- To be eligible for group rates, participants are not required to be from the same agency or school.
- Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).
- Early bird cutoff date: February 16, 2016
Session One – Neuroscience of Anxiety

The key discovery here is of a complex and comprehensive human alarm system

Session Two – Anxiety, Attachment & Vulnerability

To discover what alarms us, we need to go to the science of attachment and redefine our understanding of human threat

Session Three – Working Model of Anxiety

Understanding where obsessions and compulsions come from and outlining seven classical themes in our anxieties

Session Four – Addressing Anxiety

Six surprising solutions are described for reducing the anxiety in our children
Starting Price Per Person
324.00 CAD
Other Information
Norman Rothstein Theatre
950 W. 41st Avenue
Jewish Community Centre
Vancouver BC V5Z 2N7
( Community Center )

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