Support your child's mental health and bring back a sense of calm.
Online Anxiety Program
The Get a GRIP on Anxiety Program is a revolutionary online program that teaches children how to manage their anxiety by developing the skills and coping strategies to improve the quality of their lives.
Anxiety can significantly affect a child’s engagement with the world – impacting their learning, confidence, self-belief, friendships and their potential. But it doesn’t need to be this way. With the right support children can be empowered with the knowledge and skills to manage their anxiety and build courage and resilience so that they can start living their best lives.
The 'Get a GRIP on Anxiety' Program:
Empowers kids with the knowledge and skills to manage their anxiety
Builds courage, confidence and resilience
Encourages kids to face their fears
Teaches parents new ways to respond to their child’s anxiety
Provides practical and powerful ways to get a GRIP on anxiety
Normalizes and destigmatizes anxiety and mental health
The word GRIP is an acronym. This acronym will help your child to remember 4 really important steps when it comes to managing their anxiety.
Introducing 'Get a GRIP on Anxiety'
Recommended for children aged 8-12 years.
Access the program in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace and at a convenient time for your family.
Four modules (16 pre-recorded video lessons) with Guidance Counsellor Michele Lund teaching the skills, knowledge and strategies to help your child manage their anxiety and live their best life.
Learning is reinforced with a digital copy of the journal 'Get a GRIP on Anxiety: A Journal for Kids', designed to involve parents/caregivers in the learning process.
Parent overviews and activities, included in each module, are designed to teach parents new ways of responding to their child's anxious behaviour.
Based on evidence-based principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). It is now well established that CBT is the most effective method for overcoming anxiety in children and teenagers.
Mental health is established early in life.
According to Beyond Blue half of all the mental health conditions experienced throughout a person's life will have started by age 14.
Over 75% of mental health problems occur before the age of 25.
As a parent, you play a vital role in your child’s emotional development and nurturing their mental health and wellbeing. Experiences during childhood shape the adults we become. Children who have a healthy mind in childhood will often carry it with them throughout life. Half of all mental health conditions in adulthood beginning before the age of 14. The time to act is during childhood.
By enrolling your child in the Get a GRIP on Anxiety Program you are taking a positive step in the right direction in nurturing your child’s mental health and wellbeing.
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health problems experienced by young people today.
Lesson 1 – What is Anxiety?
Lesson 2 – Understanding Anxiety: The Brain
Lesson 3 - The Three Parts of Anxiety
Lesson 4 – A Chain Reaction: Anxiety Starts with a Thought
Parent Workbook - Is My Child's Anxiety a Problem?
Module One - Gather the Clues
Module two - realistic thinking
Lesson 1 – When Worry Becomes a Problem
Lesson 2 – Smart Glasses and Worry Glasses
Lesson 3 – Thinking Traps
Lesson 4 – Thought Checking
Parent Workbook - The Different Types of Anxiety.
Module three - Identify a plan
Lesson 1 – Fighting Fear with Brave Plans
Lesson 2 – Fears and Worries List
Lesson 3 – Brave Plans
Lesson 4 - Practising Brave Plans
Parent Workbook - How Children Develop Anxiety.
Module four - Practise relaxation
Lesson 1 – Breathing Techniques
Lesson 2 – Mantras
Lesson 3 – Grounding
Lesson 4 – Visualisation
Parent Workbook - How to Support Your Child.
About Your Instructor Michele Lund
Bachelor of Education (Primary), Master of Education (Guidance and Counselling)
The Get a GRIP on Anxiety Program was developed by School Guidance Counsellor Michele Lund in response to parents seeking a program that teaches children how to manage their anxiety.
Michele has over 15 years of school-based experience working with children and parents. She began her career as a classroom teacher before specialising in school counselling. Michele completed her Masters of Education in Guidance and Counselling in 2015.
In 2017 Michele launched the Get GRIT Program, an emotional resilience and social skills program that teaches children the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mind and positive mindset. Due to such high demand and worldwide interest, Michele has made available her first online program, 'Get a GRIP on Anxiety' so that children across the globe can access the program.
Michele's mission is to make a difference to the lives of young children and change the alarming rise of mental health conditions in childhood. Michele, a mother of three young children herself, is passionate about inspiring and empowering children and their parents with the knowledge and skills to maintain healthy minds so that kids around the globe can live their best lives.
Empowering Kids. Connecting Families. Promoting Positive Mental Health.
Finalist in Children's Services 2020
Australian Small Business Champions Award.
What parents are saying...
''Anxiety was robbing my child of joy. It was affecting every area of her life. We came across the Get a GRIP on Anxiety Program and it has changed my daughter's life (and mine!). I can't recommend this program enough! She loved the online video lessons with Michele as well as working through her journal with me. She now feels empowered and I can see a huge difference in her thinking patterns. We worked through the program at a steady pace even though my daughter was asking about it everyday! We love that we have access to the program when it suits our family. We can't thank you enough for giving joy back to my daughter!''
Is my child's anxiety a problem?
Does your child feel anxious more than other children of a similar age?
Does anxiety stop your child from participating in activities at school or socially?
Does your child’s anxiety interfere with their ability to do things?
Does your child’s fears and worries seem out of proportion to the issues in their life?
If you answered yes to any of the following questions, your child will benefit from learning how to manage their anxiety.
FOR A LIMITED TIME
Buy now for $127AUD $87 AUD
A sneak peek inside...
Here is what the course looks like for you on the inside.
Four Modules (including 16 video lessons)
Digital copy of Get a GRIP on Anxiety: A Journal for Kids**
Parent Overviews for each module
** Access to a printer required.
FOR A LIMITED TIME
Buy now for $127 AUD $87 AUD
(Home use only)
Note all prices are in Australian dollars and include GST. When you sign up you will automatically be added to our email list where we will send you our monthly newsletter, sharing resources to support your child's social and emotional development.
Frequently Asked Questions
For what ages do you recommend ‘Get a GRIP on Anxiety?’
We recommend the program for children aged 8-12 years. We also recommend parents watch the videos with their child as it creates a shared vocabulary that is very important. If you have a child who is younger or older than the recommended age, we recommend you watch the sample lesson to see if it is suitable for your child.
How long does it take to go through one module?
Each of the four modules consists of 4 video lessons that range from 2-7 mins each. To watch an entire module and complete the journal may take 1-2 hours. However, we recommend that you complete each module over several days.
What if I’m unhappy with the program?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How long do I have access to the program?
How does lifetime access sound? After signing up, you have unlimited access to the content for as long as you like. Just come back to this website and log in.
Get a GRIP on Anxiety program provides parents and children with the tools and strategies to help children manage anxiety. It is not designed for children who have severe psychological disorders or medical conditions. Children who show signs of dangerous behaviour to themselves or others should be placed under the care of a qualified professional. Get a GRIP on Anxiety is not intended to take the place of professional therapy, counselling or medical treatment. If a parent has any concerns about their child’s wellbeing, they should seek medical treatment from a qualified professional and not solely rely upon the opinions expressed in Get a GRIP on Anxiety Program.