Beating anxiety : what young people on the autism spectrum need to know / Davida Hartman, illustrated by Kate Brangan
By: Hartman, Davida.Publisher: Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017Description: 109 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785920752.Subject(s): AUTISM | CHILDREN | YOUTH | ANXIETY | RELAXATION | COPING BEHAVIOUR | JUVENILE LITERATUREGenre/Form: Juvenile works.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Anxiety and the autism spectrum: 1. Anxiety. - 2. Anxiety and the autism spectrum. - Things you can do to beat anxiety: - Get to know you. - Change what you can. - Learn about emotions (and try not to avoid them). - Express your emotions. - Look after your body. - Learn how to deep breathe. - Face your fears. - Give anxiety a name and a shape. - Talk back to anxiety. - Throw away anxiety. - Think positive thoughts. - Imagine relaxing pictures. - Put your worries to the test. - Be mindful. - Meditate. - Daily relaxing time. - Whole body relaxation. - Three way your hands and arms can help you relax. - Have a signal. - Dealing with sensory overload. - Dealing with panic attacks. - Practise being grateful. - Extra information for adults.
"Many young people on the autism spectrum struggle with anxiety, but did you know there are lots of simple things you can do to tackle it? This illustrated book will help you to identify what makes you anxious, and contains heaps of activities to calm your body and mind, stop unhealthy anxiety building up and head off anxious feelings in the future. Did you know that giving your anxiety a silly name (like Dr Dread!) will give you power over it? That pretending you are a jellyfish can make your body feel better? That writing your worries down and jumping on them as hard as you can will help to squash them? Ideal for children and young people aged 8 to 14, the ideas in this book will help you feel less stressed at home, at school and with friends, and give you healthy habits and coping techniques to last a lifetime." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE