Creating Calm - A Whole Family Approach to Managing Stress & Anxiety. Part One: Adult Regulation First

Date: Tuesday, October 12th 2021

Time: 11am EDT

Location: Online via Zoom

This event has been approved for 1 Continuing Education Credit by the CCPA

This webinar is part one of a two-part series. To register for the second event, please click HERE.


This interactive presentation will explore an integrative clinical framework that supports children as well as the adults in their lives to regulate stress and anxiety. This framework incorporates current neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, developmental information, and a combination of cognitive, emotional, relational and physiological regulation strategies. The presentation will explore three main points of focus for addressing the regulation of stress and anxiety in the context of a system such as a family or school. The three main points of focus are (1) attend to your own regulation first, (2) focus on collaborative recovery (short term focus), and (3) provide support for healthier habits and reaction over time (long term focus). Examples of this approach in practice include groups offered in a school setting, training for teachers, and support for families. Participants will have the opportunity to apply this approach to case examples and consider how this approach fits with their current practice. Examples of workbooks for children, youth, and adults, and samples of summative stories that were co-created in a therapeutic setting will be available for review. Woven throughout this approach are threads of connection, compassion, and courage all resting on a foundation of awareness.

About the Presenter:

Meg Kapil is passionate about increasing access to mental health and wellness for individuals, groups, and families. She has been able to provide group support for children and their families as a volunteer and trauma counselling for refugees, also as a volunteer counsellor. She has worked in postsecondary settings as an instructor, practicum coordinator, clinical supervisor, and counsellor as well as being a current PhD student. She is also a counsellor in private practice and supports children, youth, adults. A key area of clinical interest has been supporting clients across a range of ages and presenting challenges to achieve better regulation and to explore how mental health challenges interact with learning and performance in an educational setting. The integrative approach shared in this presentation emerged from Meg’s clinical practice with individuals and groups and has been applied in group and individual counselling settings in private practice, elementary school, middle school, high school, postsecondary, and community agency settings to support wellness amongst a range of clients.
Meg is passionate about increasing access to mental health. She draws from her experience supporting individuals, groups, and families as well as providing workshops and training for teachers in her relational approach.

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2-PART SERIES: Creating Calm - A Whole Family Approach to Managing Stress & Anxiety. Part One: Adult Regulation First

  • Tuesday Oct 12 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM