Webinar: MENTOR Washington - Understanding and managing anxiety: Youth, mentors, and staff
• What is anxiety?
• How does it work?
• How does anxiety affect youth differently?
• What are the triggers?
• What are positive responses to triggers?
Anxiety: normal to debilitating
It is normal to feel anxious from time to time, especially when life gets stressful. However, when anxiety becomes uncontrollable and distracting to your every daily life, then this can be cause for concern. Anxiety can be tough for anyone to deal with, but add in the challenges of adolescence, childhood, and working to maintain a mentoring program and it can feel overwhelming and persistent. Anxiety can be a menace, but the good news is it can be managed. First, we must understand it, recognize the symptoms, and what triggers it in us. This webinar will examine this and more, while exploring strategies for managing anxiety including self-care, especially in this anxiety-inducing climate of social distancing and Covid-19 concerns.
For over ten years, Tawanna Wilson has been providing therapeutic services and support to community of Tacoma. As a licensed mental health therapist, she specializes in working with youth and their families to identify and treat mental illness, achieve goals for health and healing, and provide support through difficult times. Her hope for clients is that they understand their own strength and abilities.
Tawanna is passionate about for working with young people and has gained experience through various capacities. Tawanna is the co-founder of Phenomenal She, a non-profit organization with a focus on mentoring young women. She is thankful for the opportunity to mentor, educate, and empower young women to “Dream Big!” As a counselor, coach, and facilitator, Tawanna is able to connect with her clients in a way that is affirming and personable, through innovative techniques. She believes we are not defined by our circumstances, but by our ability to learn, overcome, and live our authentic lives.