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what is therapy?

A place where people get help for their problems and worries

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What is a therapist?

A person to talk to about problems or worries

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Take a break to move your body. do a shoulder scrunch, then relax them

How do you feel?

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Take 5 deep and long breaths

How do you feel now?

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A feeling of worry or nervousness. Everyone gets anxious or worried sometimes. WHen kids worry a lot, it can be hard for them to feel happy and enjoy certain activities

WHat is anxiety?

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what are some common things kids with anxiety worry about?

Kids with anxiety often worry that bad things will happen to them or their family. They may feel afraid to be away from their parents. They may be afraid of dogs, bugs or the dark. They may be afraid of going to parties or being around people they don't know.

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What does anxiety feel like in your body?

It can feel  like a sore tummy, a lump in your throat, or like you have diarrhea. You might get hot and sweaty. You might feel dizzy or shaky, or even feel like you're going to throw up or faint. Your heart might pound really fast and you might have a hard time breathing. Therapy can help you find ways to handle anxiety

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Take a break and move your body. Stretch your body by lacing your fingers together and raising your hands over your head, palms facing upward.  Hold this pose for five seconds.

Close your eyes and notice how you feel.

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What is the fight, flight, freeze response?

WHen a person thinks that something dangerous is going to happen, their body makes chemicals that help them to fight off the danger or run away from the or get very still and freeze. The fight, flight or freeze response can protect you when there is real danger--say if there is an aggressive dog. It can be a problem with there is no real danger. For example, if a person is afraid of dogs. Pretend you are afraid of dogs for a moment. Lets say you are at the park and there are a bunch of dogs.  The dogs arent doing anything dangerous or aggressive. But--because you are afraid of dogs, you think the dog is dangerous. You might react in one of 3 ways. (1) fight -you hitor kick the dog (2)flight you run away from the dog (3) Freeze --you are unable to move

Therapy can help you learn ways to tell your brain and body to react differently so you can cope better with scary situations.

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True or False: Some anxiety can be helpful

True. Anxiety can be helpful because it can protect people from real danger. For example, if you are crossing the street and a car comes fast towards you, anxiety would alert you to this danger so you can get out of the car's way.

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Take a break and move your body. Do neck circles 3 times in each direction. End with a deep breath.

What are you feeling now?

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A goal of therapy is to make anxiety go away. True or False?

False. Remember, some anxiety is normal and helpful so we need a certain amount of anxiety. The goal is to help kids handle fears and worries so anxiety does not stop them from having fun or doing normal activities.

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What is a panic attack?

A panic attack is when anxiety gets so strong that it seems to take over your whole body.  For example, you can have a hard time breathing and you may notice that your heart beats faster. You may feel dizzy or sweaty. Therapy can help you learn how to handle or prevent panic attacks.

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Close your eyes and think about a time you felt anxious. Tell me about it.

Where do you feel it in your body?

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Think of a time you felt anxious Notice where you feel anxiety in your body.  

What color is your anxiety? What shape is it? Can you give it a name?

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Think about something that worries you.

Notice where you feel that worry in your body.  Give it a shape. What color is it?

Imagine it floating away.

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