Author(s): Kate Collins-Donnelly
Help children to understand and manage their anxiety with this engaging and imaginative workbook. The Anxiety Gremlin is a mischievous creature who loves to gobble up your anxious feelings! The more anxiety you feed him, the bigger and bigger he gets and the more and more anxious you feel! How can you stop this? Starve your Anxiety Gremlin of anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and watch him shrink! Based on cognitive behavioural principles, this workbook uses fun and imaginative activities to teach children how to manage their anxiety by changing how they think and act - getting rid of their Anxiety Gremlins for good! Bursting with stories, puzzles, quizzes, and colouring, drawing and writing games, this is a unique tool for parents or practitioners to use with children aged 5 to 9 years.
Kate Collins-Donnelly has worked as a therapist, psychologist, criminologist and anger management consultant based in the UK for many years. She presently runs a successful independent consultancy practice which provides cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, coaching and training, and is head of the Psychological and Criminological Research Division. She is the author of several books, including Starving the Anger Gremlin and Banish Your Body Image Thief.
Acknowledgements. Information for Parents and Practitioners. Why Read This Book. 1. What is Anxiety? 2. What is Your Anxiety Like? 3. Other Children Get Anxious Too. 4. Let's Meet the Anxiety Gremlin! 5. What Effects Can Anxiety Have? 6. How to Starve the Anxiety Gremlin and Make Your Anxiety Go Away! 7. Your Anxiety Dos and Don'ts. 8. Summing Up! Appendices. References.