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BaseCamp® – Term Program – Sydney

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BaseCamp® is an innovative anxiety program for children aged 7 to 12 years. Developed by Clinical Psychologist, Dr Kathryn Berry, and the Quirky Kid team, BaseCamp® draws on decades of experience, combining a sound theoretical cognitive-behavioural approach with effective, engaging and child-centred activities. 

BaseCamp® is based in a fictional Australian National Park. Children are invited on a journey to explore themed settings, team up with a support crew of experienced guides and interact with park animals, all intended to help them tackle the challenges of managing and overcoming anxiety.

The program provides participants with a concise and engaging set of materials to help them build a repertoire of anxiety management skills and to support the development of essential social and emotional learning (SEL) skills for children aged 7 to 12 years.

The Program covers:

  • Understanding Worry, Anxiety, and its components.
  • Practice cognitive restricting techniques to develop more realistic and helpful ways of thinking about the situations and events that make them anxious.
  • Implement guided graded exposure exercises to develop coping strategies and to develop more realistic views about overcoming worries.
  • Practice relaxation technics to reduce overall arousal levels and physiological tension typically associated with anxiety.
  • Learn relapse prevention techniques to consolidate on anxiety-management techniques and learn how to generate an action plan when difficulties are confronted.

Term 1 Program Details:

The programs will be running weekly (for 8 weeks). Please review the bookings details below:

  • 8 practical sessions of 1 hour in duration for a maximum of 6 participants.
  • 2 x 30 minutes parent consultations (phone) before and after the program
  • An exclusive workbook featuring interactive activities, facts, fieldwork, and stories.
  • Weekly email updates with key program content and suggestions for home and school.

 

Group Start Date Start Time Places Left
7 to 8 Years Monday 4th February, 2019 4:00pm to 5:00pm 6 places left! 
9 to 12 years Tuesday 5th February, 2019  5:00pm to 6:00pm 6 places left! 

Group programs are held at Quirky Kid Sydney: Level 1, Unit 2, 83-85 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025

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The registration is $740 per child (this is only $92.50 per session) and you will be invited to select the age group during the registration process.

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BaseCamp® – School Holiday – Sydney

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BaseCamp® is a solution-focused school holiday workshop that helps anxious children/young people to manage their own symptoms of stress and worry at Home & School. This workshop is suitable for children aged 5 to 13 years.

Participants learn to identify personal triggers for anxiety and practice coping strategies to reduce any impact on the individual or family. By exploring solutions through play-based activities, participants learn to understand and appreciate anxiety in a fun, non-threatening setting. We use a variety of activities such as storytelling and role plays to help young people identify their own personal triggers for anxiety and how to best manage their own behaviour.

Participants also complete CBT based activities and learn from each other as we normalise different types of anxiety and gain insight into our reactions.

The Program covers:

  • Understanding fight and flight responses
  • Techniques to express worries and fears
  • Strategies to reduce anxiety responses
  • Taking control at home & school

The workshop encourages participants to  Accept and redirect persistent worries or anxiety-based behaviour, Express fears or phobias among same-aged peers, Exchange coping strategies for home and school, Practice relaxation to modify behaviour, Take responsibility and change unhelpful thoughts.

Each program is evaluated to ensure that it meets our strict learning outcomes. Current research with parents indicates that 83% of children attending a 4-hour workshop were able to better manage their worries and anxiety (overall). (n 12).

School Holiday Registration Details:

This is a 4-hour workshop (3-hour workshop for the 5-7 age group). Participants are allocated to the most suitable group based on their age. Please review the bookings details below.

Group Date Start Time Places
5 to 7 years Thursday 24th January, 2019 10:00 am to 1:00 pm SOLD OUT!
8 to 10 years Wednesday 23rd January, 2019 9:30am to 1:30pm SOLD OUT!
 11 to 13 years Friday 25th January, 2019  1:00pm to 5:00pm 2 places left!

 

Workshops are held at Quirky Kid Sydney: Unit 2, Level 1, 83-85 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025.

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The workshop registration is $270 per child and you will be invited to select the age group during the registration process. Hurry! There are limited places available for these workshops.

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