Taking Anxiety to School
Teach children to empathize with peers who have anxiety.
Help children with anxiety or similar conditions feel safe and accepted.
Includes tips for teachers and counselors.
Written by Dr. Brett Novick and illustrated by David Darchicourt, this book is part of The Special Kids in School Series and is a must-have for every counselor, teacher, school nurse, parent, or caregiver. This beautifully illustrated and fun-to-read storybook tells the story of Max, a kid living with anxiety. When read aloud, other children can start to identify why a peer with anxiety may be treated differently and begin to empathize with the peer. In addition, children with anxiety or children who have conditions that set them apart as being different begin to feel accepted and safe. Book includes tips for teachers and counselors to provide additional facts and ideas.
Brain Bullies: Standing Up To Anxiety & Worry
Beautiful illustrations and engaging text
Learn strategies for dealing with worry and anxiety
Useful for counselors, parents, and teachers
Suitable for children ages 5 to 11
Brain Bullies is an effective tool for introducing the principals of cognitive therapy to children. The creative and colorful illustrations in Brain Bullies helps children identify the cognitive distortions that can make them anxious. The fun and nonthreatening illustrations of the “Brain Bullies” helps children develop an understanding of the internal dialogue that contributes to anxiety and other forms of emotional distress and upset. The most common distortive thought patterns are covered in Brain Bullies. Brain Bullies teaches children (with support from a counselor or parent) to identify and challenge cognitions that contribute to emotional distress and how to form alternative and adaptive cognitions. As children gain control over their “Brain Bullies” self-esteem is bolstered and anxiety is decreased. Counselors, parents, and teachers can play an active part in sharing and reading the text as they help children develop an appreciation and understanding of the different types of cognitive distortions, and which ones might apply to them.
REVIEWS: "This engaging book is a valuable resource for children to recognize that negative thoughts are much like having a bully living inside your brain. Brain Bullies introduces children to positive self-talk strategies they can use to drown out irrational thoughts and face their fears.” -
--Pam Dyson, MA, LPC-S, RPT-S - DFW Center for Play Therapy Training
"A visual storytelling treat to help children replace scary, negative thoughts with positive ones!”
--Charles Schaefer, Ph.D., RPT-S, Co-Founder, The Association for Play Therapy.