The Three R’s of Anxiety Management By Sushi Frausto, M.A. Occasionally a child’s fear gets so big it’s difficult to manage in the moment. This can be tough for the child and parents. When this happens, the child may experience tummy aches, a racing heartbeat, headaches, intrusive thoughts, hyperventilation, dizziness or other debilitating symptoms
How to Support an Anxious Child By Sushi Frausto, M.A. We all feel anxious sometimes. It is normal and can be a helpful part of life. But, for some kids, anxiety grows to a point where it is no longer helpful. Their anxiety takes over and keeps them from experiencing a fulfilling and enjoyable childhood.
How to Help with Suicide Prevention by Tina Koeppel, M.S. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC 6029) Suicide prevention is an issue I’m passionate about – both professionally, as a therapist, and personally, as suicide has touched the lives of my loved ones. I’m so encouraged by recent progress in breaking down stigma, encouraging
Some of us are born with higher levels of emotional sensitivity than others and experience emotions on a particularly profound level. These individuals are sometimes referred to as “super-sensors” or highly sensitive. There are upsides to being a super-sensor with big feelings, such as the capacity to feel compassion for others very deeply. There can
HELPING KIDS TO CONFIDENTLY RIDE THE WAVES OF BIG FEELINGS By Jessica Fisher, Psy.D. Post-Doctoral Fellow / Dialectical Behavior Therapy Specialty Supervised by Vicki Chiang, Psy.D, PSY21136 How do I know if my child could use support? Some kids are born into the world with big feelings! This is both a gift and
WHAT IS ANXIETY? Anxiety is a NORMAL EMOTION that helps us cope with difficult, challenging, or dangerous situations. Anxiety is COMMON in regular life and can help us get things done or warns us when there is a problem (example: worry about getting a good grade on a test can help motivate us to study
An introduction to acceptance and change. Some of us are born with higher levels of emotional sensitivity than others, and therefore, we experience emotions on a more profound level. In talking to children about this, we sometimes refer to “those big feelings.” There are up sides to big feelings. For example, we may be able
Helping Kids with Anticipatory Anxiety featuring Dr. Melissa Johnson: https://youtu.be/EhyooQne7QE