Like many parents I really didn’t know how to help my child when I realized that their anxiety was stopping them from enjoying all that childhood has to offer. Offering reassurances was no longer sufficient and I really wanted to help them.
I considered taking them to a psychologist but I was unsure how to find the right therapist. Would the therapist be covered by insurance? Would our child talk to the therapist? How would we find the time to fit therapy into our already busy schedule? How long would it take before our child would make any progress?
Being the internet sleuth that I am, I eventually stumbled across the Turnaround program. I was so excited to find a program I could have the children use at home, when our schedule allowed.
What is Turnaround?
Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom is a multi award-winning, evidence-based audio treatment program that teaches your child how to identify and stop anxious thoughts, calm distressing feelings, and courageously face their fears by using effective strategies (CBT) to overcome their anxiety. Your anxious child will listen to an adventure story designed to capture their attention while learning what anxiety is and how to overcome it. After each lesson, ten in all, your child will complete exercises in the Turnaround Journal that reinforce the material. Turnaround is unique because it is professional and child-centered.
So far we have only listened to the first CD. I learnt so much about my childs fears from that first session. I’m looking forward to working on the other CDs with my children.
If you are interested in learning more about the Turnaround program you can visit http://MyAnxiousChild.com
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