Anxiety School Counseling Small Group ASCA & CASEL Aligned Stress Fear & Anxiety


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

ASCA & CASEL Aligned

Easy to Implement

Digital Download

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Looking for a ready-to-use small group for students that struggle with anxiety? You'll love this complete 8-week anxiety and stress management group that includes weekly outlines with objectives aligned to CASEL Standards and ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors. This resource includes everything you need to run a successful school counseling small group including self-assessments to make data tracking easy.

Students will learn the brain/body connection behind their anxiety, and how to prevent anxiety through problem-solving, grounding techniques, and calming tools. This group has a ton of fun and memorable activities to keep students engaged. Think charades, movement-based activities, and board games!

Anxiety Group Outline:

Week 1: Body Brain Connection

Week 2: Fear Response

Week 3: Facing Fears

Week 4: Fake or Factual

Week 5: Grounding Techniques

Week 6: Coping Skills

Week 7: Calming Box

Week 8: Healthy Habits

Here is what's included each week:

  • Outlines: Easy to implement outlines with ASCA and CASEL-aligned objectives
  • Group Rules: Suggested and DIY Group Rules poster so students can take ownership of the creation of the group rules and norms.
  • Feelings Check: Feelings Check Poster to serve as a visual aid for students to self-reflect on their emotional state at the start of each session.
  • Self-Assessments: Pre and post-group self-assessments to track student growth and make data collection easy!
  • Engaging games and activities: I include everything you need to run each session. Simply print each week before the students arrive and you are ready to go.

Lessons/Activities Included:

  • Matching Game
  • Movement Based Game
  • Card Game
  • Sorting Activity
  • Grounding Games
  • Charades
  • Sort and Paste
  • Craft Box
  • Board Game

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