Dr. Dawn’s Seven-Step Solution for When Worry Takes Over
Easy-to-Implement Strategies for Parents or Carers of Anxious Kids
Dr. Dawn Huebner
worry has a way of turning into WORRY in the blink of an eye. This upper-case WORRY causes children to fret about unlikely scenarios and shrink away from routine challenges, ultimately holding entire families hostage. But upper-case WORRY is predictable and manageable once you understand its tricks.
This 7-part video series will help you recognize WORRY's tricks while teaching techniques to help you and your child break free.
Each video contains learning objectives and action steps along with need-to-know content presented in a clear, engaging manner by child psychologist and bestselling author, Dr. Dawn Huebner.
Video One: Trolling for Danger (time 8:15)
1. The role of the amygdala in spotting and alerting us to danger
2. What happens when the amygdala sets off an alarm
3. Real dangers versus false alarms
4. Calming the brain to get back to thinking
Video Two: The Worry Loop (time 10:15)
1. The “loop” that keeps Worry in place
2. How to identify where your child is in the Worry Loop
Video Three: Externalizing Anxiety (time 11:41)
1. Externalizing anxiety as a powerful first step
2. Talking back to Worry
3. Teaching your child to talk back to Worry
4. Talking back without entering into a debate
Video Four: Calming the Brain and Body (time 13:36)
1. Breathing techniques
2. Mindfulness techniques
3. Distraction techniques
4. How to choose
Video Five: Getting Rid of Safety Behaviors (time 15:18)
2. The role of exposure
3. Explaining exposure to your child
4. Creating an exposure hierarchy
Video Six: Worrying Less Is Not the Goal (time 13:02)
1. The more you fight anxiety, the more it holds on
2. The more you accommodate anxiety, the more it stays
3. Anxiety is an error message, a false alarm
4. When you stop letting Worry be in charge, it fades
Video Seven: Putting It All Together (time 19:42)
1. A review of the main techniques
2. Deciding where to start
3. The role of rewards
4. Supporting your child, not Worry
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“EVERY parent of a worried or anxious child will benefit from the engaging and instructive Seven-Step Solutions with the masterful Dr. Dawn Huebner! Each module delivers an action plan that can immediately be applied.”
—Mary K. Alvord, PhD, psychologist and co-author of Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens and Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents
“Dawn Huebner has distilled a goldmine of proven techniques into a set of easy-to-follow steps that any parent can use. This is a game-changer for any family dealing with anxiety.
Dr. Dawn’s Seven-Step Solution for When Worry Takes Over is perfect for any parent who sees anxiety taking hold in their child and in their home. The videos lay out tried-and-true methods for helping your child talk back to their anxiety and have the confidence to overcome their worries.”
—Summer Batte, author of Name and Tame Your Anxiety: A Kid’s Guide
“If a parent/caregiver is raising a child with anxiety, this course offers some of the best tips for working together to handle worry. The videos are packed full of information, and Dr. Dawn shares the strategies in a way that is easy to understand with simple action steps laid out at the end of each video. I will be recommending it to my clients!”
—Janine Halloran, LMHC and Founder of Coping Skills for Kids
"What an incredible series! When anxiety in our children is at an all-time high and mental health resources are insufficient to meet the demand and need, this video series is the key to helping parents partner with and empower their children. Dr. Dawn breaks down the ins and outs of anxiety, reducing accommodation, exposure, and response prevention, and so much more in short, easy to watch and understand video segments. She provides actionable steps that parents can incorporate immediately in partnership with their child. As the parent of a child with generalized anxiety disorder and OCD, I cannot recommend this series enough. Thank you, Dr. Dawn, for providing an option that is accessible to everyone without the insurance hassles and waitlists."
—Jodi Langellotti, President, OCD NH, Youth and Mental Health First Aid Instructor, anxiety/OCD advocate and educator, wife and mother to loved ones with OCD