By Jed Baker, Ph.D. – Describes motivational techniques, cognitive behavioural strategies, exercises, relaxation and mindfulness guides to lower anxiety to the point where individuals can begin to confront their fears. The book covers simple phobias, social phobia, selective mutism, separation anxiety and school refusal, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, somatic symptom disorder and/or illness anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, perfectionism, and other common fears.
"This is a fantastic book filled with information, insights, and strategies to help kids and teens tame their anxiety so they can master their fears. From cognitive behavioral strategies to reducing environmental stressors, from creating a "fear ladder" to stress-busting techniques, to individualized approaches for kids with issues including social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, phobias, selective mutism, and even less verbal kids with autism, this practical, powerful book is essential reading for anyone who cares about young people with anxiety." - Lindsey Biel, OTR/L
"This is a very useful and practical book for both therapists and parents of anxious kids. Dr. Baker provides helpful step-by-step strategies for understanding and treating a range of anxiety disorders in children and teens." - Kara J, parent