Discover what happens inside our bodies when we feel stressed or anxious for children aged 9-12
Foreword. Introduction. 1. The Alarm. 2. Switching On. 3. Switching Off. 4. Looking After the Alarm System.
K. L. Aspden has worked as a therapist with both children and adults since 1998. She has particular interest in the areas of trauma and anxiety, and she has experience working in both mainstream and special schools. K. L. Aspden currently works in a school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulty. She lives in Eastbourne, UK.
K.L. Aspden's marvelous book is a wonderful contribution to helping
people of all ages who are suffering from the continuous sounding
of [their] survival alarm. With solid information, good humor,
engaging cartoons, and helpful suggestions, this small book speaks
volumes for helping young and old to heal from trauma. -- from the
foreword by Babette Rothschild, author of The Body Remembers: The
Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment and 8 Keys to Safe
This is a delightful and accessible book that allows people, especially young people, to understand their feelings and muddles. Illustrated with cartoon-style pictures it enables the reader to picture and process their confusing experiences and learn the triggers before behaviour gets out of control. -- Dr Sue Jennings, Play Therapist and Dramatherapist, Visiting Professor at HELP University, Kuala Lumpur
There are triggers that can set off a panic attack, stress, or serious anxiety... There are ways to switch off the problem, and one of the greatest strengths of this little book is the explanation of how to do this, with lots of coping strategies... The comic black stick figures that are continually found through the book make a great way to help understand the text, and the text itself is clear and unambiguous. Managing to couple humour with serious information is a talent one doesn't often find, but it is here in abundance. Great for any over-anxious kids. -- Elizabeth Schlenther * Healthy Books blog *