Transforming Teen Anxiety


The Hummingbird Centre's Transforming Teen Anxiety Group Program is due back for Term 2, 2020.

The group sessions have been designed for females between the ages of 14 and 16 years old and will be held at Yoga Body Works on King St, Newcastle. Bookings are essential and are to be made via The Hummingbird Centre

This 8-week program has been developed by The Hummingbird Centre Psychologist Allira Sazdanoff and will incorporate a range of modalities from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and include psycho-education and yoga-based concepts.

The yoga-based components of this group will include mindfulness, physical postures, and breathing techniques, bringing in to focus the mind and body connection in helping to alleviate anxiety and promote self-regulation.

Within this supportive environment your teenager will be able to explore personal difficulties and have a little fun at the same time!


  • Introduction to Teenage Anxiety
  • Developing Emotional Intelligence
  • How to Calm a Wandering or Overactive Brain
  • Managing Common Stressors
  • Self-Compassionate Pause
  • How to Quiet Down the Imaginary Audience
  • Building Connections with Others
  • Rest and Nourishment 


Prior to the first group class, each participant will be asked to schedule a 30 minute individual appointment with Allira for a meet-and-greet and ensure this is a suitable program for your teen. This is included in the package price.



The fee for the entire group program is $360 ($45 per session) needs to be paid upfront and includes the individual appointment. A Medicare rebate of $21.65 per session may be available for each session attended if you have a referral under a Mental Health Care Plan completed by your GP, this does not affect your ability to access 10 individual therapy sessions. Contact us to find out more. 

Dates for 2020

4th May
11th May
18th May
25th May
1st June
8th June
15th June
22nd June

Please call 0249460919 to book.