About the Course
Chilled is the version of the Cool Kids program that is modified for adolescents (ages 12/13 to 17). Like Cool Kids, it is a structured program aimed at treating anxiety in teens. It uses a cognitive behavioural approach which means that it focuses on teaching skills to manage anxiety.
Core skills include;
how to identify anxious thoughts, feelings, and behaviours,
learning to think realistically,
gradually building independence and confidence by facing fears (stepladders).
developing assertiveness & problem solving skills
helpful ways of coping when upset
If needed, additional skills such as problem solving, social confidence and relaxation can be introduced to help manage difficult situations. For children and teens who also experience low mood or health concerns, specific versions of Cool Kids that target these extra concerns are available.
Parents are shown how to support their child in the use of these new skills and a section of the program focuses specifically on parenting strategies that encourage children to self-manage anxiety.
Macquarie University-accredited provider of Chilled and Cool Kids Anxiety Treatment programs