In our last 2 posts we discussed the reasons why we our generation is so much more anxious then our parents and grandparents. We discussed the different types of Anxiety disorders and some treatment options.
In this post we will talk about one of the most effective ways to deal with Anxiety Disorders.
Brochie Weinberg, MS. LPCC, our A+ Solutions therapist, often uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, when treating Anxiety Disorders in both adults and children.
Brochie teaches her clients the following principles:
1.Every feeling has a thought preceding it, you can change the feeling by changing the thought!
2.We can all choose to pay attention to healthier script or interpretation
3.Constant worry is a “computer blip” – a problem in the way you are thinking
4.The more you pay attention and take the worry seriously, the bigger the worry gets (worry is a temper tantrum that is listened to)
Brochie, also asserts that we need to work on building children’s self-esteem. This will help them manage anxiety more effectively. She recommends teaching kids:
1. To know who they are feel proud of themselves
2. To understand their strengths as well as their weaknesses
3. To understand that it’s only their opinion that truly matters
4. To communicate their needs and wants assertively
The next article in the series will cover how to help children manage “The Worry Bug.”
Brochie Weinberg, MS, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Brochie Weinberg received her M.S. at NorthEastern University in School Counseling and her LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at John Caroll University . Brochie is a clinical counselor at A+ Solutions and provides individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults. She is also a school – based therapist at Yavne Junior High School where she provides individual and group counseling, classroom guidance, teacher training and faculty consultations. She runs social skills programs and creative workshops for preschool age children as well as adolescents on the topics of self esteem, handling emotions, friendship skills and study skills. Brochie works with children and adults with a variety of issues. In her personable approach, she draws from a wide range of theoretical orientations to creatively meet the needs of each client.