What can I do to make it Stop? - Lost in Space
Hey there! Have you ever wondered how to make anxiety stop? Today, we're going to dive into this complex topic and explore some helpful strategies that can make a real difference for both you and your child.
First things first, let's understand that anxiety serves an important purpose. It's a natural response wired into our brains to keep us safe. We have the 'fight, flight, or freeze' response that kicks in when we face potential danger.
While we can't eliminate anxiety entirely, we can teach our children to differentiate between a false alarm and a genuine threat.
That's where anxiety therapy and parent coaching come in. These valuable resources provide you with the tools to help your child cope with anxiety, tolerate uncertainty, and unhook from intrusive thoughts or obsessions.
Instead of fixating on stopping anxiety, we shift our focus to building coping skills. Think of it as giving your child a toolbox filled with strategies to navigate anxiety and its challenges.
t's important to remember that trying to stop anxiety can sometimes have the opposite effect. The more we focus on not thinking about something, the more our attention goes to it. It's like trying not to think about a black cat—you end up thinking about it even more!
Engaging in mini challenges that gradually expose your child to their fears is a powerful approach. It leads to increased independence and their ability to self-regulate.
So, instead of aiming to eliminate anxiety, we shift our focus to nurturing essential skills that will empower your child for life—coping with anxiety, tolerating uncertainty, and unhooking from intrusive thoughts.
Remember, you're not alone on this journey. Anxiety therapy and parent coaching can guide you every step of the way. Embrace the process and celebrate the progress your child makes along the path to resilience.
If you found this helpful please sign up for 'The 3 Essential Steps Masterclass' or have a look at out Anxiety Busting Bootcamp for Families Membership, you can find details at www.pivotalomind.com
HI THERE, I'M CLAIRE PEIRSON!
With a career working with young people spanning 20+ years, I'm privileged to have worked with hundreds of families in the Middle East and worldwide.
From teaching in primary schools, mindset coaching pro golfers to individual psychotherapy, I have focused my career on performance, dealing with intrusive thoughts and controlling anxious behaviour.
I now specialise in anxiety and OCD therapy for young people and coaching parents and schools how to support young people struggling with their worries.
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