I Bet I Won't Fret: A Workbook to Help Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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We like to think of childhood as a carefree time, but for the many children with anxiety disorders it's anything but. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders in children. It causes intense worry and anxiety that can disrupt emotional, academic, and social development. The good news is that GAD is highly treatable and children can be taught to manage and even overcome it.

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Overview

We like to think of childhood as a carefree time, but for the many children with anxiety disorders it's anything but. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders in children. It causes intense worry and anxiety that can disrupt emotional, academic, and social development. The good news is that GAD is highly treatable and children can be taught to manage and even overcome it.

Child psychologist, Timothy A. Sisemore specializes in helping anxious children and in I Bet I Won't Fret he gives kids fun and engaging exercises to help them relieve anxiety and worry symptoms, change anxiety-inducing self-talk, and communicate about their feelings. These activities can be done on their own or as part of a therapy program. These activities can be done on their own or as part of a therapy program, and are appropriate for kids between the ages of six and twelve.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572246003
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: Instant Help Series
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 292,968
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Sisemore, Ph.D., is a child psychologist who has been in practice for 20 years. He has recently focused his work on children with anxiety disorders. Sisemore is professor and dean of clinical activities at the Psychological Studies Institute in Chattanooga and Atlanta, and has published in a variety of media. Most importantly, he is honored to be a husband and father.
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Table of Contents

To Parents     v
Before You Begin     vii
Rewards I Would Like     1
The Anxious Aardvark     4
"I Bet I Won't Fret"     8
Things I Worry About     12
Stresses in My Life     16
How Anxious Am I? The Nervous Thermometer     20
How Am I Doing?     24
Feelings Charades     27
My Anxious Moments     30
On the Scene Reporter     33
My Nervous Mountain     38
My Anxiety Ladder     42
Tense or Not?     46
The Story of My Life     50
Good Things, Bad Things     54
Talking to Myself     58
Self-Talk Researcher     62
Self-Talk Experiments     64
Knowing My Nervous Self-Talk     72
My Anti-Anxious Plan     75
Breathe Deeply!     80
My Peaceful Place     83
Relax!     87
Riding the Wave     91
Problem-Solving Practice     95
Stop That Thought!     103
Worry Time     106
Real or Not So Real?     110
Order in the Court     114
Learning to Argue with MyWorries     118
Goin' It Alone     123
Yeah, I Can Do THAT!     126
Faith in the Midst of Fear     130
My Success Story     134
Graduation Certificate     138
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