Anxiety is such a complex disorder. It's tricky to figure out where you even start! This e-book aims to review everything you know about anxiety, and hopefully teach you something new along the way. This 83-page, easy-to-understand book, will walk you through childhood anxiety from start-to-finish and will simplify tricky concepts and confusing jargon.
There are interactive sections where you can reflect on the content you are reading, review free resources (available in certain sections), and plan your future learning.
Chapter One has been designed to review anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. There is a lot of intricate detail to be mindful of prior to engaging in therapy for anxiety. This chapter aims to lay the foundations for future learning. Chapter one explores:
- The difference between fear and anxiety
- Normal fears and anxiety
- When anxiety is and is not a problem
- Facts about anxiety in teens
- Types of anxiety disorders
- Causes of anxiety in children and adolescents
- The link between parenting styles & anxiety
Chapter Two has been designed to delve deeper into the common signs and symptoms of anxiety, as well as how anxiety can present differently in different contexts. Chapter Two explores:
- What are the common signs and symptoms of anxiety?
- How does anxiety present differently at school?
- Why is therapy for anxiety so important?
Chapter Three has been designed to highlight some of the more common questionnaires to help with anxiety assessment, as well as therapeutic options for anxiety. Chapter Three explores:
- How to assess for childhood anxiety
- Maslow’s hierarchy of needs & anxiety
- Laying the foundations for therapy using education strategies
- Therapeutic options for childhood anxiety
Chapter Four has been designed to explore anxiety in a little more depth, and will also look at some of the triggers for childhood anxiety in more detail. Chapter Four explores:
- The link between bullying and anxiety
- How anxiety and depression present, and how they are often comorbid conditions
- How parental separation may increase anxiety in children
And finally, Chapter Five includes the templates for five activities you can do with anxious children. These activities can be done at home, in the clinic, or even in the classroom. They have been purposefully designed to be versatile and include a range of scripts, activities, and printable posters.In this chapter, you will also find a series of activities you can do to work on the development of emotional regulation with children you may work with. All you'll need to do these activities are a set of emotion cards, such as my ABC Emotion Cards which are available via my website. You can however use any emotion cards that you may already have!
In addition to the content in this book, you are given access to a private discussion group. Instructions on how to access this group can be found in the e-book. Once purchased, you will be sent a ZIP file which included additional free resources. This includes:
- The Anxiety Resource Guide
- A Mindfulness Summary
- Five free resources (in addition to the ones already embedded within this guide)
- Worry Flow Chart Activity
- The free Self-Reflection Journal
- The free emotional regulation activity booklet