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Our summer professional development course was a hit!

Participants gaining insights during morning session This July, Hannah Beach ran our first-ever 5-day professional development course for teachers, social workers and any professional working with children and youth, called Making Sense of Anxiety – Insights, Applications and Experiential Learning.

As a certified Neufeld Facilitator and the Founder of Dandelion Dance, Hannah combines both theory and practice in all of our professional development offerings.

This course paired the latest understanding of anxiety from a developmental psychology perspective with practical arts-based applications to address anxiety in a manner that is safe and effective.

Participants co-creating their pathway Course participants came from a broad variety of backgrounds, including elementary and high school teachers, social workers, and professionals who work in mental health programs for youth.

It was an incredible learning experience for all!

The response from our participants was overwhelmingly positive.

Every single person indicated that they walked away from the course with a better understanding of both the roots of anxiety, as well as new ways in which they can support children and youth to bring anxiety to rest.

Participants have shared with us so many things they plan to do differently to better support the children and youth in their care.

We are both humbled and excited by this feedback, and look forward to hearing about their experiences in applying their new knowledge and tools in their daily work.

We would be remiss not to thank the funders who made it possible for us to develop this course.

Thank you to the UNCAPPED program and all of its partners for believing in this initiative and helping us bring this service to our community.

Participants in creative movement during afternoon session Interested in learning more about our professional development opportunities?

Sign up for our professional development mailing list by emailing us at contact@dandeliondance.ca to make sure you’re in the loop about future opportunities. We’ll be sending out a save-the-date for next summer’s course soon. Don’t miss out!

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