After re-releasing our most listened episode about how we explain anxiety to kids and families last week, we decided to keep the momentum going and share with you the other episodes from our anxiety series. Emerging two episodes into one, today’s episode is all about how to deal with anxiety, both your own and your kid’s.
“Anxiety is exhausting. Mentally and physically.”
Anxiety comes in many different ranges which could be seen on a scale from 1 to 10. When your anxiety is at a 1, you have a low level of anxiety, whereas when your anxiety is at a 10, you’re having a panic attack.
During this episode, we walk you through all the ranges of anxiety. What could anxiety feel like at a 3? And what could I feel or experience when it’s at an 8? What are some best practices when my anxiety is at a 2, 5, or 9? How can I best help my kid with their anxiety at any of these stages? But also, how can we manage anxiety before it’s even present?
Come and have a listen. We’ll walk you through it.
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In this episode on how to deal with anxiety, we cover:
- How can we manage anxiety before it’s even there?
- What happens in your body at every level of anxiety?
- What can you do to manage you anxiety when it reaches a this level?
- Why will these things help you to manage your anxiety?
Resources and links mentioned in this episode
- Are you or your child struggling with mental health? We have a team of psychologists and psychiatrists who can help you out. Don’t hesitate to contact us here.
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- The book Burnout by Emily Nagoski.
- Some apps that could be helpful are the Calm app, Insight Timer, or Headspace.
- Did you miss our previous episode about how we explain anxiety to kids and families? Have a listen here!
Disclaimer: Please remember we are real live therapists, however this is a podcast and is not considered a therapy session. Not only because there is no co-pay but also because we can’t speak to your individual experiences. We are here to help you keep raising healthy kids. And remember, if you are an imperfect parent, we are right there with you. If you or someone you love is in immediate danger, please call your local crisis hotline or go to your nearest emergency room.