Anxiety2Amazing® Programme

 The Anxiety2Amazing® Programme


Empowerment Coaching for DepressionThe dynamic formula for this programme supports young people as they progress through the journey of Education: Right through from Primary, to Sixth Form, and University.

Whilst you may have many goals relating to self-development and growth, for you to attain those goals it is important to have a strong self-belief.  This programme provides an essential platform to build your self-belief and self-love, as well as alleviating the effects of Anxiety or Depression. There are two separate programmes available: one for Primary school children and the other for Secondary School and above. Where all sessions are clearly structured, so you can easily track your own progress.

 Free Consultation: Contact Cathy HERE or ring 07970947024

*Mini-Mindfulness Sessions – For Young People going through Primary School struggles

Anxiety2Amazing® Programme

We can tailor this 7 session programme to the Child’s individual needs. But as a guideline, these sessions involve the powerful methods of Empowerment Coaching. They include simple mind management models that are fun and easy to apply.

  • Mini-Mindfulness and Breathing Exercises – will help to release the negative energies that have got stuck inside
  • Visualisations and Practical Exercises to boost Self-esteem and Confidence – will help to regain balance and empowerment
  • Discovering and developing individual strengths – will help to develop a stronger self-confidence, build resilience and aid self-calm.

Contact Cathy on 07970947024 for a Free Consultation

*Empowerment Coaching – For Young People making the Transition to Secondary School, Sixth Form or University

These 7 very valuable sessions involve the powerful methods of Empowerment Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural therapy.  Supporting young people to become more engaged in and out of the education environment.

As you work through the sessions you will discover how to:

  • Develop your strengths
  • Acquire new skills to cope with anxiety and stress
  • Create stronger relationships
  • Communicate more confidently and more respectfully
  • Discover and understand positive boundaries
  • Build resilience
  • Be better prepared for future challenges ahead on your educational journey

Contact Cathy on 07970947024 for a Free Consultation

The Challenges that Young People Face at School

Anxiety2Amazing® ProgrammeThese are some of the highly stressful situations in the school environment, which many young people  find really difficult to deal with :

  • SATs Stress
  • Exam Stress
  • High Workloads
  • High Expectations
  • Friendship Circles
  • Trying to Fit in
  • Body Image
  • Self Harm
  • Anger and Aggression
  • Bullying
  • Home Schooling
  • School Phobia
  • Isolation
  • Anxiety.

Emotions like: – anxiety, shame, guilt, anger, envy and jealousy; are often rooted in low self-opinion. So causing a young person to label themselves in view of what they think they are worth, often on the basis of one or more external factors. These are known as thinking errors and can lead to low self-esteem.

Some Children’s Thinking Error Statements :

  • I’m disgusting
  • I hate myself
  • Life’s horrible
  • I’m worthless
  • I’m not good enough
  •  I’m a loser
  • It’s pointless
  • I don’t matter
  • Why bother
  • It’s all my fault
  • There’s nothing I can do about it
  • My life’s a mess
  • I’m unlovable
  • I’m not a good person
  • I’m bad

This form of thinking is usually consistent with stigmatisation. So untangling self-worth from external ‘measures’ or ‘ratings’, helps to build self-acceptance.

Contact Cathy McCarney on 07970 947024 to arrange a Free Anxiety2Amazing® Consultation, for your child TODAY.


Anxiety2Amazing Programme

Sometimes youngsters can be plagued by constant internal criticism. It is essential then to help them work on how to accept themselves, by putting their ‘mistakes’ into perspective. Also getting them to change their attitude to these errors so they can understand them better. Often they make statements about themselves like: ‘This means I must be stupid’, but this just locks them into a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure.

Statements can also be made by other people around them, who can often make global inferences of one piece of a youngsters ‘ bad behaviour. Ones like: ‘You’re always getting into trouble’ or ‘ you’re useless and not even worth bothering about’. This can often cause a youngster to take on self-beliefs like: ‘I am thoroughly bad and worthless’, or ‘I am not good enough’. Especially if they have heard similar negative statements being said to them again and again.

There is a close relationship between thoughts and feelings. So changing the way a person thinks about something, helps them to change the way they feel about it. Consequently. their beliefs about the world and themselves can become crucial to their mental health.


  • This is sometimes a form of self-punishment because of feelings of guilt and self-hatred
  • It can also offer a sense of control in a life that is otherwise out of control
  • It can be a way of coping and carrying on with living
  • Allows them to feel emotions or to feel alive (as opposed to feeling numb or dead inside)
  • Converts ‘mental pain’ into physical pain, which may be easier for a young person to deal with or get help for
  • Might give temporary relief from unpleasant emotions (eg emptiness, anger, guilt etc)
  • Harms a body which they have come to dislike (perhaps due to sexual abuse)

Some young people may be worried about what might happen if they talk about any of the issues they are dealing with. They may feel confused and unable to communicate their feelings. As a result, this may make them feel as though there is no way out, causing them to lose trust in others.

Body Image

Very often young people feel repulsed with their own body shape. They become obsessed with their weight and hold the belief that self-worth depends on their weight and shape. Subsequently, this can often drive them towards disturbed eating habits. Where concerns about their shape and weight can dominate their lives, leading to depression and loss of confidence.

Some young people may want to please others and be liked. Sometimes they may not wish to ask for help or will push help away when it’s offered. In these situations, they may find it difficult to express emotion, or even seem to undervalue emotions. When this happens, they can become plagued with self-doubt, or fearful of being rejected or abandoned.

In this process, useful Change Tools will equip each child with the resources needed, to better understand what is happening, So giving them the ability to develop a stronger self-esteem and positive, healthy, self-image and identity.


Severe anxiety is an emotion which most people would not recognise for what it is. Instead, they mistake it for mental illness or serious physical problems.

Anxiety is a natural alert system. But the mind can become confused by the mixed messages it receives from a person’s own self-talk. This can increase the minds need to keep a person ‘safe’, which can lead to avoidance behaviour. As a result, this causes them to suddenly feel that they are not in control of how they feel and how they react. Which ultimately increases their need to withdraw or escape from something that feels threatening.

In many young children, a common source of anxiety is the ‘fear of failure’

Perfectionism – all-or-nothing-thinking

Perfectionism produces some youngsters who do well, to focus lopsidedly on their flaws. So magnifying them out of all proportion. Perfectionists see the world in black and white terms. Where not achieving precisely what they set out to do, becomes a complete disaster in their eyes. Plus, they believe everyone is judging them by their own exceptionally high standards. As a result, they think any small mistake is magnified by others, in the same way they themselves are viewing it.


Anger is probably one emotion people have most difficulty acknowledging.  We can split anger into two categories anger-in and anger-out.

  • Anger in is associated with simmering resentment and brooding over recurrent mistreatment.
  • Anger-out is linked to repeated cycles of conflict because the expressed irritation has annoyed or provoked others.

Both sufferers from anger-in and anger-out seem to harbour grudges, which in the long run can be bad for the health.

Very often youngsters are made to hold back their true feelings are told to: ”shut up” and do as they’re told because grown-ups know better’. This causes a build-up of frustration, which eventually leads to a wave of repressed anger. Just like an emotional pressure cooker,  which reaches boiling point and then explodes.

Behind angry reactions lie sets of rules, most of which are unwritten. The Anxiety2Amazing® programme helps children to identify the transgression of their anger and the meaning of their individual rules.  So allowing them to find better solutions in managing their anger more effectively. As a result, this teaches them how to recognise the importance of boundaries and adopting a more mindful calmness


Depression is often caused by a sense of loss. These losses are not always directly associated with bereavements, but they can be losses of status, or hope, or self-image causing:

  • Feelings of uselessness
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • To feel unvalued, unloved

Depression makes a person feel compelled to ruminate. But this just involves them going over things again and again in their head. So the Anxiety2Amazing® programme helps them to take steps to get out of this rumination.  Allowing them to better understand and manage their depression more effectively.

Making Changes – Anxiety2Amazing®

Anxiety2Amazing® ProgrammeAnxiety2Amazing® actively encourages Young People to be proud to say ‘It’s Okay to Be Me’. Interactive sessions teach them to understand the workings of the mind and body, in a simplified and easy to understand manner.

Structured sessions and practical exercises provide them with the valuable tools and methods they need. Each exercise is designed to help and support young people to cope more effectively with family, school or social dynamics as they occur. With the use of these inspirational and motivating tools, young people are able to confidently create a positive space to grow and evolve.  A reflective space from which they can identify and implement new behaviours for change. Those of which enable them to crack the worry code, and make the incredible transition from Anxiety to Amazing.

Contact Cathy on 07970947024 for a Free Consultation

What is also important, is that we maintain a record of their progress throughout the programme:

  • This can help them stay motivated.
  • To help them think and move ‘outside the box’
  • Help them identify any problems they may have to tackle on their journey
  • To evaluate the intensity of any emotional problems which may crop up, and to look at how these may interfere with their lives
  • To keep a record of their improvements – creating weekly themes, and supporting them to develop positive ways to feel and act differently
  • To help them grow and evolve as authentic human beings

And from there, they begin to learn how to master their own Life Journey:

  • Using positive mindful techniques and taking responsibility for their own actions
  • Working with their strengths and Building Resilience
  • Focusing on the inner person
  • Being fair to themselves, and others
  • Helping them to understand they are not less important than other people, and that other people are not less important than them.
  • Being able to negotiate fairly and recognise and respect each other’s needs.
  • Finding the balance between mindful reflecting and reacting.
  • Helping them to express ‘anger’ in a clear and appropriate manner, so they learn how to be responsible for their own behaviour rather than the person involved in the interaction.
  • To be AMAZING!!!

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Contact Cathy McCarney on 07970 947024 to arrange your Free Consultation Today.

Anxiety2Amazing® – Mini-Mindfulness & Empowerment Coaching Programmes ‘It’s Okay To Be Me’

Anxiety2Amazing® programmeThe Anxiety2Amazing® Programme for Young People in Warwickshire and Coventry.

Together, we can Break the Anxiety and Depression Stigma. Together, we can become Leading Masters in Anxiety and Depression Management. Together, we can create Champions in our Community and Communicate a Powerful Message that People Cannot Ignore!!

Individual Sessions held in Balsall Common  – Please Ring or Text Cathy, on 07970947024 or leave a Message on my Quick Contact form on my Home Page

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