Helping Your Child Overcome Anxiety: The Benefits of Understanding Their Thoughts
As a parent, it can be heart-breaking to watch your child struggle with anxiety. It's a common issue, with 5.8 million children in the U.S. alone being diagnosed with anxiety disorders between the ages of 3 - 17.
But there is hope...
One of the most widely recognised therapies in the world is cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). At Wisdom Power Kids I teach kids age-appropriate techniques used in CBT which help your child understand their thoughts and weekly, we implement the techniques, which will help them overcome their anxiety and lead a happy and fulfilling life.
CBT is a form of therapy that focuses on the link between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and this is what I teach in Session 1 of every WIsdom Power Kids program. It involves identifying negative and distorted thoughts, challenging them, and changing them with more realistic and positive thoughts. This can help your child develop coping skills, reduce anxiety symptoms, and improve their overall mental health.
Here are some benefits of your child understanding their thoughts and implementing CBT:
Increased self-awareness: CBT involves teaching your child to recognise and challenge their negative thoughts. This can help your child become more aware of their own thought patterns and behaviours, and understand how they impact their feelings and actions.
Enhanced coping skills: CBT provides your child with practical skills and strategies to manage their anxiety. This can include relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and problem-solving skills. With these tools, your child can learn to effectively cope with anxiety-provoking situations and reduce their symptoms.
Improved relationships: Anxiety can impact your child's relationships wit
h others. By helping your child understand and manage their anxiety, they can improve their social interactions and emotional well-being.
If you're concerned about your child's anxiety, don't hesitate to seek help. Anxiety is NOT something that is going away. Remember, with the right tools and support, your child can learn to manage their anxiety and lead a happy and fulfilling life. The sooner the better too.
With lots of love
Dani Korach owner of Wisdom Power Kids