This is an illustrated self-help workbook for children to help them understand and manage anxiety. It is designed to be worked through over 6 weeks, with a different key skill each week.
Week 1 explains what anxiety is and the fight/flight/freeze response. It includes an activity to identify physical anxiety symptoms. Week 2 covers breathing techniques to reduce anxiety, like belly breathing and bubble blowing. Week 3 focuses on muscle relaxation through progressive muscle relaxation exercises. Week 4 provides calming mind techniques like describing objects in detail and naming items alphabetically.
Week 5 explains positive and negative automatic thoughts. It outlines common negative thinking styles and steps to challenge unhelpful thoughts. Week 6 covers dealing with anxiety-provoking situations by challenging negative thoughts first. Practice activities and examples are included throughout. The summary recaps the key skills and a first aid kit provides reminders. Overall, the workbook uses engaging illustrations and step-by-step explanations tailored for young readers to develop anxiety management skills.
- Week 1 – All About Anxiety
- Week 2 – Breathing
- Week 3 – Muscles
- Week 4 – Calming the Mind
- Week 5 – Thought Detective
- Week 6 – Tricky Situations
- First Aid Kit
- Feedback Form
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