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6 Tips to Help Kids Manage Anxiety

Would you like to help your child and teen clients manage anxiety? This post will share some of the inspiring guidance Lynn Lyons, LICSW, provided in her "Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents" workshop at the 2017 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. We all experience stress and worry. Sometimes emotional stress can cause pain or other symptoms such as headaches, repetitive stress syndrome, stomach upset and more. Both the emotion and the ways in which it manifests itself in our body are uncomfortable. The way we typically address anxiety is by focusing on what we're anxious about and trying to get rid of the unpleasant symptoms and feelings. In light of uncertainty being an inevitable condition of life, Lyons advocates for preventative steps in which you focus on the worry process itself, build skills and embrace the unknown. She recommends providing psycho-education to your patients (and their parents) about what anxiety is and how it impacts the body and thoughts, as well as six key

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