Anxiety Disorders

Counseling for kids is increasingly dealing with anxiety disorders. We offer resources for therapists to aid in their sessions with children with anxiety disorders, including audio exercises, games, worksheets, and stories. Our therapeutic activities for children are written and designed by professionals, so you can get the resources you need and spend more time helping your patients. Be sure to check out our resources for teens and adults dealing with anxiety disorders, too.

bullet Audio File
The Habit of Relaxation — This download directs the user to set aside 10 minutes each day to practice the “relaxation response.” The pdf connects to a 12-minute audio of original music designed to calm the body and mind. The music can be downloaded as an MP3 file by right-clicking on the music player. The music can then be transferred to a smart phone or other audio device. (PDF, audio, relaxation training).

Calming Down (Audio) — This 12 minute audio will help people calm down and relax, particularly when they are experiencing anxiety. Type: mp3 (0915)

Five-Finger Relaxation Audio — This six minute audio file guides listeners towards a state of relaxation and well-being by having them imagine four scenes from their past using visual, audio, and kinesthetic images. This technique was developed by Dr. David Cheek and recorded by Dartmouth College Health Services. It was edited by Martin Grant. Right click to open and play the file, then left click on the black screen if you wish to download the file. Type: MP3 (914) (BT)

bullet Brochures
What You Need to Know About OCD — This brochure, produced by the International OCD Foundation, is a comprehensive overview of OCD covering common symptoms, facts about OCD, treatment options, how to choose a therapist and more. (0717)

bullet Forms
Financial Info Form — Financial Info Form Test for 3 categories.

bullet Games
Family Communication Dice Game — This dice game can be printed on heavy stock paper and then assembled. It is a fun game designed to enhance family communication. The blank die makes it easy to customize the game for many purposes. Type: PDF (1014)

Show Your Feelings Role Play Games — Get people talking about their feelings with three “cut and tape” dice games. These games are fun to play and a great way to encourage kids, teens, or even adults to talk about their feelings. PDF

bullet Story
Fighting in the Family — This story teaches children what they can do when there is excessive fighting in their family. PDF

Coping With Fear — This story is designed to help children overcome simple fears. Form Type: PDF

bullet Worksheets
Loving Kindness Meditation — This worksheet is designed to teach people the technique of Loving Kindness Meditation. Research suggests that this simple meditation can have a long term effect on people’s happiness. PDF (ACT, meditation, happiness, depression, 0616)

Just Scribble — This worksheet can be used for two purposes: to help people relax when anxious or stressed and to help people think about their feelings. PDF (1116, relaxation, insight)

Write a Letter to Your Panic Attack — This worksheet can help people see that Panic Attacks are not inevitable. The exercise asks people to write a letter to their Panic Attack, helping them see that “they are not the problem, the Panic Attacks are the problem.” PDF (Narrative Therapy, 1015)

Taming Your Fear Monster — This worksheet is designed to help children recognize and talk about their fears and develop strategies to overcome them. Type: PDF 3pp. (CBT, 0915)

Create A Mandala — This simple art therapy exercise can help people get in touch with the feelings and can be used with clients to start a conversation about their self-image. Many therapists use this activity as part of a healing process. (Art Therapy, quick, 0815)

Be A Superhero — This worksheet encourages people to think about the super powers they would like to have and how they would use them. (Art Therapy, Quick, 0815)

Scribble Your Feelings — This simple assignment can help people get in touch with their feelings. PDF (0815, art therapy)

Coping Cards — These Coping Cards can be used by people who want to replace negative behaviors with positive ones. A useful technique to help in breaking negative habits. Form Type: PDF (CBT, 0615)

Three Things That Are Important To You — This worksheet is designed to help kids think and talk about their values. Form Type: PDF (0618)

Talking About Your Emotions Helps You Manage Your Anxiety — This worksheet is designed to help people identify their moods during the day and talk about their feelings to someone else. Copies should be made, and the worksheet should be used for a minimum of seven days. Type: PDF (0315)

What Makes You Special? — This worksheet asks children to think about five things that make them unique. It can be used to help children understand their strengths and to spark a discussion about how everyone has special qualities. Form type: PDF (0215)

Learning To Help Others — This visual puzzle asks children to color in the kids in the lunchroom who are helping others. Form Type: PDF

Note for Kids to Ask For Help — This worksheet can be used to children who are having difficulty asking for help. They can fill out the help (with or without the aid of a counselor) and then give it to the appropriate adult. . PDF

Recording and Changing Pessimistic Thoughts — This worksheet can be used to help people understand how pessimistic thinking is affecting their mental health. It is designed to record and change faulty thinking in a single day. PDF

Emotions Below The Tip of The Iceberg — This worksheet is designed to help people identify emotions that they hide from others. Form Type: PDF

Learn About Feelings — Use this worksheet to help kids and teens talk about basic feelings.Form Type: PDF

Making Friends — This worksheet is designed to help children identify the right people to make friends with. PDF

Create Your Own TV Show — This worksheet can give insight on how children perceive their families. Form Type: PDF

What Are You Afraid Of? — This worksheet asks children to draw the three things they are most afraid of. Form Type: Pdf

When Do You Worry — This worksheet will help people rate their worries at four times during the day (morning, afternoon, evening, and bedtime).Form Type:PDF

Things That Cause You Stress — This worksheet is designed to help people identify things that cause stress and how these can be changed. PDF

Changing Negative Thinking — This worksheet can be used to help older children and teens change dysfunctional negative thoughts to more positive ones. Form Type: PDF

File added to your library