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041 | When the Pressure is Too Much: Kids, Performance, and Perfectionism in Sports, Academics, and Everyday Life

Preconference Workshops


Zach Clinton, M.A., and Mark Crear, Ph.D.



Approved For CE

Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, and Coaches

Approved For CME/CEU




It Is no secret that today’s youth struggle managing stress and anxiety related to performance and perfectionism. As a result, kids are getting lost and desperately seeking help, hope, and encouragement. The presenters are very familiar with the stress and immense pressure to achieve at the highest levels of sports and academics. As such, they understand the complexities inherent in this arena. In this workshop, ministry leaders and coaches will be encouraged, educated, and equipped with simple principles and techniques to help kids manage stress, overcome anxiety, handle pressure, and unlock their greatest potential when needed most. 

Learning Objectives

Describe simple cognitive reframing strategies for a perspective shift and change for ministry leaders and coaches to use with teenagers and kids 
Outline how to execute when it matters most—no matter the level of pressure 
Develop an awareness of the pressures facing today’s generations and the impact on their everyday lives