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thornrose Tue 26-Aug-08 22:54:53

I just bought a book for my dd who suffers with terrible anxiety and I think it's fab. It's called "What to do when you worry too much: A kid's guide to overcoming anxiety". It teaches CBT techniques and is written by Dawn Huebener, an American clinical psychologist. My dd loves it and is really keen and willing to give it all a go.
Just wanted to share really!

Heated Tue 26-Aug-08 22:57:03

CBT techniques? Am guessing at controlled breathing....something or other? No, no good, tell me.

IdrisTheDragon Tue 26-Aug-08 22:57:33

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

thornrose Tue 26-Aug-08 23:00:03

Yes, breathing, also putting worries in a box, having a "worry time" (sounds really cringey but not actually!)some relaxation exercises etc.

thornrose Tue 26-Aug-08 23:00:34

Yes, breathing, also putting worries in a box, having a "worry time" (sounds really cringey but not actually!)some relaxation exercises etc.

thornrose Tue 26-Aug-08 23:02:12

Bloody laptop!

thornrose Tue 26-Aug-08 23:03:06

Oh sorry yes, what idris said, I thought you were asking what the techniques are!

Heated Tue 26-Aug-08 23:07:25

How has this worked for your dd then?

thornrose Tue 26-Aug-08 23:09:48

We only got it today and have just read it together, will start in earnest tomorrow blush so bit early to be waxing lyrical. She is really happy to try and deal with some of her anxiety and she likes the ideas and way they are presented. I just feel really positive for a change.

Heated Tue 26-Aug-08 23:12:22

Good for her smile

QOD Tue 26-Aug-08 23:16:32

how old is she? My dd has worry people, worry boxes, blah blah.
DOesnt work!

thornrose Tue 26-Aug-08 23:19:22

She's 8, oh god, don't burst my bubble, I thought I'd found a possible end to the blight of anxiety wink

seb1 Tue 26-Aug-08 23:46:44

Bought the same book last week we are working our way through it.

thornrose Tue 26-Aug-08 23:48:06

seb1, do you like it so far?

seb1 Tue 26-Aug-08 23:50:25

yes though DD keeps mentioning tomatoes, Though it seems to be helping. My DD is 8 too.

thornrose Tue 26-Aug-08 23:52:24

We're actually really growing tomatoes, on our balcony, bit surreal!

QOD Wed 27-Aug-08 18:26:59

mine is 9.9 and about to go back to her old school site, the one with the rebuilt school.
The old one burnt down during school hours, infront of them, causing massive trauma to a few and having bugger all effect on m ost LOL

Expecting lots of night terrors & neurosis

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