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Anxiety Workshop for Ages 10-14 at Hellenic Therapy Center Begins Sunday, Feb. 5

Workshop helps teens overcome anxiety Credits:
Maria Sikoutris-Di Iorio, Hellenic Therapy Center

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Anxiety is a normal part of life and children often go through phases of feeling overwhelmed or nervous from time to time.  When anxiety is experienced more consistently however; that nervousness, shyness and fear can have serious negative impacts on a child’s life.

Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children.  Research shows that untreated children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.

The children’s anxiety group at the Hellenic Therapy Center is a 4 week program to help children ages 10-14 talk about their experience with anxiety in a safe and comforting environment.  The group will focus on strategies to self-regulate emotional ups and downs, identify feelings and recognize personal strengths.  Group discussion and hands on activities are tailored to be age appropriate and engaging.

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  1. What anxiety is and how to manage it
  2. How to manage social anxiety at school and home
  3. Positive Thinking
  4. Mindful Meditation
  5. Self Care

Where:  Hellenic Therapy Center, 567 Park Avenue, Suite 203, Scotch Plains, NJ

When:   Dates for Workshop:  Sundays:  Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 (total 4 sessions).  A ½-hour orientation session is included for parents immediately prior to the first group session.  Times Offered:  4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Space is Limited, call Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio at 908-322-0112 to register and to obtain further, detailed information. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.

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