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Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

This book is full of creative ideas for use with children who have difficulty in coping with change, stress and normal levels of anxiety. Supported by a comprehensive but accessible theory section, the practical exercises are a simple and fun way of helping children to learn healthy stress management strategies.

Deborah Plummer offers over 100 activities and games specifically aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many are appropriate for use with children with complex needs or speech and language difficulties.

This unique photocopiable activity book will be an invaluable resource for parents, carers, teachers, therapists and anyone looking for creative, enjoyable ways of helping children to cope with change, stress and anxiety. It is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can easily be adapted for both older and younger children and children with learning difficulties.

Contents:

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. First Steps
  • 1. Emotional well-being
  • 2. Why we do the things we do
  • 3. Imagery, imagework and the process of change
  • Part 2. Moving On
  • Section 1. Skills for Life.; A. Self-awareness.; B. Imagework.; C. Feelings
  • Section 2. Coping with Change.; A. Thinking about change.; B. Preparing for change.; C. Making a change.; 
  • Section 3. Coping with Stress.; A. What is stress?; B. Changing how we feel.;
  • Section 4. Coping with Anxiety.; A. Thinking, feeling, doing.; B. What we do with worries.;
  • Section 5. Setting Goals and Celebrating
  • Index.

Author Bio:

Deborah M. Plummer is a registered speech and language therapist and imagework practitioner with over 20 years' experience of facilitating groups and working individually with both children and adults. Formerly a clinical lead therapist working within the NHS, she now lectures at De Montfort University, Leicester and runs workshops and short courses on the uses of imagery and issues of self-esteem.

Deborah is currently undertaking a survey to evaluate how practitioners and parents are using the material in her books. Details can be found on her website www.deborahplummer.co.uk If you are already familiar with any of Deborah's books please do take the time to have a look at this survey. All responses will remain anonymous and the results will be used to inform further work in this area. Thank you for your help.

Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

Author: Deborah M Plummer

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