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Bravery Bootcamp for Tweens

Aug. 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27

  Dr. Michelle Greenberg | 914-385-1150, option 1 |

What is Bravery Bootcamp?

Bravery Bootcamp is an intensive, exposure-based therapy program designed to help children (ages 8-12) learn skills to face fears and feel less anxious. The program is appropriate for children with a variety of anxiety and related disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, specific phobias, and social anxiety disorder. This group is also highly appropriate for kids with worries regarding returning to school.

During Bravery Bootcamp, children will:

  • Learn about fears and how responses to fear can help or hinder
  • Discuss how worry thoughts, physical sensations and behaviors can spiral to intensify fears
  • Learn to identify and change common thinking traps
  • Practice mindfulness strategies
  • Build an individualized bravery ladder (hierarchy)
  • Practice facing fears through exposures
  • Create a school return bravery plan

When will Bravery Bootcamp meet?

This year’s Bravery Bootcamp is virtual and will meet during the week of Aug. 23-27. There will be two virtual groups per day, each 75 minutes long.

How can parents participate?

Parent training is an integral part of the program and will provide education to parents about anxiety and how it manifests in children. There will be two recorded parent sessions available before the camp and two live, virtual sessions during the camp week. In these sessions, parents will have the opportunity to discuss common concerns that parents and kids have regarding coping with anxiety, including returning to school and will learn tools to support their child’s ability to overcome anxiety. Parents will learn how to support brave behavior and facilitate exposures (bravery practice) at home.

Bravery Bootcamp will be conducted virtually through HIPAA compliant telehealth platforms. For more information or to sign up, please contact Dr. Michelle Greenberg 914-385-1150, option 1 or email