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« Anxiety resources for parents, by Rachel Green »

KEY RESOURCES on anxiety for parents, by Rachel Green.

This list was put together when Rachel appeared on the 720 ABC hour-long special on "Anxiety in children" with Gillian O'Shaughnessy and Maggie Dent in August 2016.

Apps

1. Mood Meter App

http://moodmeterapp.com

Best app for developing emotional self-awareness and learning what triggers emotions including anxiety. Developed at Yale University by the team of Peter Salovey (original pioneer of emotional intelligence).

2. Atlas of Emotions

https://www.paulekman.com/atlas-of-emotions

Great way to learn more about emotions. Colourful and interactive.

 

Books

1. Dr Dan Seigel: "Brainstorm : The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain: An Inside-Out Guide to the Emerging Adolescent Mind, Ages 12-24"

https://www.bookdepository.com/Brainstorm-Daniel-J-Siegel/9781585429356

2. Jo Wiese with Steve Wells: "Rosie and the Night Monsters".

How to teach children tapping to remove their anxieties and fears.

http://www.theeiinstitute.com/ei-institute-store/rose-and-the-night-monsters-reducing-childrens-anxiety.html

 

Videos

1. A brief impromptu demonstration of tapping made at the ABC studios after the broadcast.

2. 15 minute film with the students at Roleystone Community College: "Bitchiness, jealousy & boys".

A resource to facilitate discussion with teenagers and young adults about their emotions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk5nXF1Bl1o

3. Worksheet of questions to help parents and teachers guide a discussion with their adolescents about emotions based on "Bitchiness, jealousy & boys".

http://www.theeiinstitute.com/emotional-intelligence-schools/6-emotional-intelligence-film-teachers-and-parents-guide.html

4. Demonstrating Simple Energy Techniques (SET) tapping for controlling your emotions.

We demonstrate all the steps for tapping and you can tap along.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M39HNXzwHw0

5. Stop presentation anxiety & the fear of public speaking with simple energy techniques

More advanced demonstration of all the steps for SET tapping applied to presentation anxiety but relevant to other anxiety.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVko7TTKe5M


MP3s

1. Happy not hassled: Easy meditations to calm your emotions

Covers extra tips on managing anxiety plus 4 guided meditations including a mindfulness one, and a loving kindness one.

http://www.theeiinstitute.com/ei-institute-store/happy-not-hassled-easy-meditations-to-calm-your-emotions.html


Links

1. Positivity Ratio Test

You and your children can take a free positivity self-test to calculate the number of positive to negative emotions you have each day. The ratio for flourishing is 3:1 – that's three positive emotions to every negative one. Login to the site then go to "tools" in the top menu - then "positivity self-test" in the left menu.

http://www.positivityresonance.com/index.html 

2. Emotional Intelligence resources for schools

The work of Professor Con Stough, the leading Australian researcher into emotional intelligence development in school-aged children, with resources for teachers.

www.Aristotle-EI.com


Articles:

1. How to say no nicely.

http://www.theeiinstitute.com/ei-self-confidence/1-ei-skills-how-to-say-no-nicely-without-guilt.html

2. There is a special section of articles on the Emotional Intelligence Institute website on how to manage and reduce anxiety, in both children and adults:

This includes articles by both Rachel Green and Maggie Dent for children and parents and adults in general.

http://www.theeiinstitute.com/ei-anxiety