Children's Choice Winner at the School Library Association's Information Book Awards 2014
The Anxiety Gremlin loves one thing - to feed on your anxiety! But watch out, as the fuller he gets, the more anxious you get! How can you stop him? Starve him of his favourite food - your anxiety - and he'll shrink and shrivel away.
Starving the Anxiety Gremlin is a unique and award-winning resource to help young people understand different types of anxiety and how to manage them, including panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Based on cognitive behavioural principles that link thoughts, feelings and behaviours, the techniques described help young people to understand why they get anxious and how they can 'starve' their anxiety gremlin in order to manage their anxiety.
This engaging workbook uses fun activities and real life stories, and can be used by young people aged 10+ on their own or with a parent or practitioner. It is also an ideal anxiety management resource for those working with young people, including mental health practitioners, social workers, education sector staff and youth workers.
About the Author
Kate Collins-Donnelly has worked as a therapist, psychologist, criminologist and anger management consultant based in the UK for many years. She presently runs a successful independent consultancy practice which provides cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, coaching and training, and is head of the Psychological and Criminological Research Division. She is the author of Starving the Anger Gremlin, Starving the Anxiety Gremlin and Starving the Stress Gremlin.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. About the Author. Information for Parents and Practitioners. Introduction. 1. What is Anxiety? 2. The Many Faces of the Anxiety Gremlin: What Are Anxiety Disorders? 3. You're Not on Your Own: Anxiety in Other Young People. 4. My Anxiety. 5. The Anxiety Gremlin: How Anxiety Occurs. 6. Effects of Anxiety. 7. Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: An Introduction to Anxiety Management. 8. Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: Managing Your Thoughts. 9. Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: Managing Your Behaviours. 10. Anxiety Do's and Don'ts. 11. Summing Up! Appendices.