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Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9


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Acknowledgements. About the Author. 1. Why Read This Book. 2. Let's Meet a Mystery Creature! 3. Let's Learn About Feelings! 4. What is Anxiety? 5. Things We Get Anxious About. 6. Why We Get Anxious. 7. Our Anxious Bodies. 8. Our Anxious Behaviours. 9. What Effects Anxiety Can Have. 10. Starving the Anxiety Gremlin Strategies. 11. Your Anxiety Dos and Don'ts. 12. Completing Your Mission to Starve the Anxiety Gremlin. Appendix: Quiz Answers. Information for Parents and Professionals. References.

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From the successful Gremlin series, a CBT approach to manage anxiety in children aged 5-9

About the Author

Kate Collins-Donnelly has worked as a therapist, psychologist, criminologist and anger management consultant based in the UK for many years. She presently runs a successful independent consultancy practice which provides cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, coaching and training, and is head of the Psychological and Criminological Research Division. She is the author of several books for children and young people published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, including Banish Your Body Image Thief, Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief and a range of titles in her Starving the Gremlin series.


In Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9, Kate Collins-Donnelly offers children, parents and professionals working with children the strategies they need to develop an understanding of anxiety and how to effectively manage it. The fun activities help readers to apply the learning to themselves and to practice proactive thinking to strengthen self-belief. I have delved into this accessible workbook with my own children and used its techniques with children that I work with. It has not only had a positive impact on them but also on me! As with Kate's other books, this is a workbook to go back to again and again to revisit concepts and to remind children that they can choose to see the world differently and that we can too! -- Fiona Rigby, Headteacher, St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Sheffield

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