Freeing Your Child From Anxiety: Practical Strategies to Overcome Fears, Worries and Phobias

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Published USA, 2014 (revised & updated)
`Worry is a relentless exaggerator,` writes Tamar Chansky, `and for anxious kids it is the default first reaction.` To manage worry parents must challenge the credibility of a child`s automatic thoughts and cultivate a strong `second reaction` - what the author calls `speed dialing that voice of reason`. The cognitive-behavoural therapy so outlined can be implemented easily at home, and Chansky argues that it is a powerful tool. Her well presented book presents parents with a `Master Plan` (a set of six steps to implement in most anxiety situations), and a closer look at specific anxiety issues and situations.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Making the Diagnosis for Anxiety
Behind the Scenes in Your Brain
From the Mini-Scaries to Real Phobias
From Shyness to Social Anxiety and Selective Mutism
From Clinginess to Separation Anxiety and Panic Disorder
From Superstitutions and Rituals to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
From Acute Stress to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Tamar Chansky is the Director of The Children`s Centre for OCD and Anxiety in the USA.
Paperback. 468 pages

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