Learning Opportunity

Breaking the Ice: Empowering Strategies to Support Anxiety

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Facilitator: Kelly Maxwell
Date:April 18, 2024
Time:4:30 pm to 5:30 pm MTN
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-MH-360
Focus: Mental Health and Wellness

Target Audience

Teachers, Educational/Instructional Assistants, Administrators

About this Learning Opportunity

Have you ever heard of the term 'flipped lid' to describe overwhelming emotions? It affects people of all ages! When emotions surge, the amygdala kicks in, triggering fight, flight, or freeze responses that can become deafening. Students trapped in the freeze response pose unique challenges. But fear not, this session is here to help! Discover the power of DBT skills in melting away emotional barriers and preventing future occurrences. Understanding the concept of validation is a valuable asset for all attendees. Join us as we embark on a transformative journey of emotional empowerment. Let's thaw the freeze and create a brighter future together!

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

About the Facilitator

Kelly Maxwell

Kelly Maxwell has a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Education from the University of Alberta and has been an elementary school teacher for 32 years. She has also completed training in the teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT Skills.  

Kelly is passionate about sharing DBT-informed skills with educators because of how they transformed her... Read more »