The key to Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens is that it outlines both the science and art of anxiety therapy.
The science of overcoming anxiety is using the well researched approach called gradual exposure therapy which involves helping individuals gradually face their fears. The art of therapy is figuring out how to actually convince someone to face their fears.
Author Dr. Jed Baker describes motivational techniques, cognitive behavioral strategies, exercises, relaxation and mindfulness guides to lower anxiety to the point where individuals can begin to confront their fears .
The book covers:
- Simple phobias
- Social phobia
- Selective mutism
- Separation anxiety and school refusal
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Somatic symptom disorder and/or illness anxiety disorder
- Generalised anxiety disorder