As your kids head back to school, regardless of the age, nerves and anxiety can run high. On this weeks show, join Lucia as she speaks to, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work, Kelly McAdams, on SIMPLE & REAL LIFE ways to help ease some of your child's anxiety, find out what types they could be experiencing and ways you can help.
With an estimated 1 in 5 teens, experiencing anxiety and 1 in 8 children* in their lifetime, today's show is a must listen show as school approaches!
Listen Now Below AND keep reading for additional resources below!
Thank you again to Kelly McAdams for her knowledge and expertise.
Below are some of the resources mentioned in this weeks show from Mindfulness for Teens, to help you and and your child and teen head back to school with less anxiety!
(As always, please check with your own personal healthcare professional before starting any treatment program and if you have any additional concerns.)
Stop, Breathe, and Think: An app for youth with meditations for mindfulness.
Insight Timer: This app uses “bells” to time and support your meditations and has access to many guided meditations by different meditation teachers.
MindShift: For teens-made by teens with mindfulness and other coping skills for anxiety.
Headspace: “Meditation made simple.” This app has a free introductory period, after which it requires a paid subscription to continue to use, but filled with many great options for all ages.
Gina M. Biegel, The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress (Instant Help Books, 2009)
Patricia C. Broderick, Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents to Cultivate Emotion Regulation, Attention, and Performance (New Harbinger Publications, 2013)
Guided Mindfulness Meditation Recordings:
Amy Saltzman, MD, Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Teens (CD)
Gina Biegel, LMFT, Mindfulness for Teens: Meditation Practices to Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being (CD, MP3)
Larry Rosen, MD. “The Buddha and the Fig Tree.” (CD, MP3)