The Cognitive Behaviour Therapy program Exploring Feelings was designed by Dr Tony Attwood to be highly structured, interesting and successful in encouraging the cognitive control of emotions.
Anxiety can be debilitating for anyone, but it can be especially confusing for a child.
Learning about emotions helps a child recognise the connections between thinking and feeling, and helps them identify the physiological effects anxiety has on the body (sweating, increased heart rate, crying, etc.).
This book provides a guide for parents and caregivers and then the workbook section allows children to identify situations that make them anxious and learn how to perceive the situation differently.
Helpful topics include:
A clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, Dr. Tony Attwood has over thirty years of experience with individuals with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). In addition, he is a prolific author of scientific papers and books. His books and presentations on Asperger's Syndrome and high-functioning autism are recognised as the best offerings in the field.