Mark Taylor | Canberra Psychologist | the basic principles for treating anxiety

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Mark Taylor | Canberra Psychologist
– Psychoeducation (What anxiety is; Triggers)
– Body awareness and management
– Cognitive restructuring (Replacing anxious thoughts with realistic thoughts)
– Exposure (Staircase/ stepladder) – To gain experience and mastery
[Key aims: Change the pattern of thinking, feeling, & behaving; help the child learn to tell the difference between real threats and ones that exist only in the mind]
[Teaches the child practical skills]

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