Workshops for Professionals

Playful, practical and purposeful approaches to childhood anxiety

This interactive workshop provides a comprehensive overview of childhood anxiety and practical ideas for working with preschool and primary school aged children. A range of therapeutic activities are presented that can be used with children and their families. We suggest that you consider attending our Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Emotions workshop or online course prior to attending this one (that workshop also has lots of playful and practical ideas for helping anxious children!).

In this workshop you will


  • Learn about anxiety in preschool and primary aged children
  • Learn about key approaches for therapy
  • Learn how to adapt therapy for different age groups
  • Learn how to adapt therapy for children with developmental difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Learn how to work effectively with anxious children and their families
  • Gain practical skills in assessing and treating anxiety
  • Learn about 30 new creative activities that you can use with children and families, none of which are in our book, Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Big Feelings or our Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Emotions workshop.




  • Early bird $325+GST  (ends one month prior)
  • Standard $365+GST

You will receive

Participants will receive a hard copy of our new book, Creative Ways to Help Anxious Children: Ideas and Activities for Working Therapeutically with Worried Children and their Families, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 2021 (RRP $52.99).

Special Offer – Double Deal: Register for this workshop and our ‘Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Emotions’ workshop for a discounted price of $625 +GST.  You’ll find further information about the emotions workshop here.

Who is this workshop for

This workshop is for therapists who work with children and families. This includes psychologists, social workers, counsellors, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. The workshop is suitable for both less and more experienced therapists. Therapists who have previously enjoyed our Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Emotions Workshop will enjoy attending this one too.

Registrations now open

Participant numbers are limited and places usually fill early. Follow the links below for details about booking terms, pricing and early-bird dates.

All workshops run for a single day only from 9am-4pm (8.45am-3.45pm for Adelaide)

20th May 2022 – The Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville

8th April 2022 – Vibe Hotel Sydney, 111 Goulburn St, Sydney

20th August 2022 – The Glen Hotel, 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains

21st October 2022 – Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton

“Loved it! Practical and useful.”

OT, 20 years’ experience

“ Expert knowledge and experience of the presenters was incredibly useful! One of the most practical workshops I’ve been to. ”

Psychologist, 4 years’ experience

“ Excellent ideas, practical with good presentation of theoretical background to the ideas. ”
“ Thank you again for an informative, professional and fun workshop. I will go away from this workshop with my ‘Toolbox’ replenished with fresh and creative ideas. ”

Psychologist, 6 years’ experience

“ Engaging and practical workshop that inspired my thinking and added to my skill set/tool box for supporting children with anxiety and their families. Appreciated the experience of exploring the activities with like-minded colleagues. ”

Psychologist, 20 years’ experience

“ It was really great. I have loved the hands-on activities. No other training I have been to does this as well as you guys. ”
“ Brilliant, informative and has really helped in ideas for engaging (young) children in therapy. ”

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