Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Anxiety
Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Anxiety : Ideas and Activities for Working Therapeutically with Worried Children and Their Families
- Format: Paperback | 208 pages
- Dimensions: 214 x 276 x 14mm | 520g
- Publication date: 21 Oct 2020
- Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
- Language: English
- Illustrations note: 17 b&w figures
- ISBN10: 1787750949
- ISBN13: 9781787750944
- Bestsellers rank: 156,302
This book sets out therapeutic activities to help children aged 4-12 years and their families to better understand and manage anxiety. It explains how to work with anxious children, providing a framework for assessment and therapy that draws on CBT, ACT and narrative therapy approaches. Lots of practical tips for therapists are included and important developmental considerations are discussed, including adapting therapy for children with developmental difficulties, and working with families and schools.
Over 50 playful therapeutic activities are included, which have been developed through the authors' extensive work with children, giving children an arsenal of coping strategies. They focus on key areas such as understanding anxiety, managing anxious thoughts, and building resilience and use readily available, inexpensive materials and downloadable templates which are provided in the book. This is the perfect tool for therapists looking for playful and purposeful ways to work with children with anxiety.