Helping young people with anxiety learn to recognise and manage their symptoms, this anxiety survival guide teaches 12 to 18 year olds how they can overcome their biggest worries.Showing that anxiety is a normal human emotion that many people face, this book helps young people understand the ins and outs of their own anxiety and helps them to challenge the difficult patterns they may get into. Co-written with a college student who has experienced anxiety herself, it is a relatable and straightforward guide. As well as providing tried-and-tested advice and exercises that are proven to reduce feelings of anxiety, it includes recovery stories from young people who have managed their symptoms successfully.With practical chapters on sleep, exam stress, transitions, and seeking extra help, this is a go-to guide for any tween, teen or young person living with anxiety.
Survival guide for teens and tweens aged 12-18 with anxiety
Dr Sue Knowles is a senior clinical psychologist with longstanding experience of working with young people and their carers in a range of settings. She works for the psychological services organisation Changing Minds UK [www.changingmindsuk.com].Dr Bridie Gallagher is a senior clinical psychologist working with adolescents in acute inpatient environments and secure welfare accommodation. She also teaches on the Leeds and Lancaster clinical psychology doctorate courses.Phoebe McEwen is a college student with lived experience of anxiety.
1. Anxiety: the basics; 2. Understanding where my anxiety comes from; 3. Tackling anxiety head on: Avoiding avoidance; 4. Tackling anxious thoughts; 5. Tackling worries; 6. Being mindful; 7. Soothing your threat system; 8. Getting a good night's sleep; 9. School, college and exam stress; 10. Transitions; 11. Getting extra help; 12. Personal experiences of anxiety; 13. Getting back on track: My anxiety survival plan; Useful information