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1st Edition

A Practical Resource for Understanding Anxiety and Implementing Self-Calming

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ISBN 9781032069074
February 23, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
69 Pages 14 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

For effective use, this book should be purchased alongside the storybook. Both books can be purchased together as a set, My Brilliant Brain: A Storybook and Guide for Understanding Anxiety and Implementing Self-Calming, 978-1-032-06903-6.

This resource uses simple yet effective shared language for adults and children, allowing them to talk about anxiety, and taking away the shame and blame that children may experience in response to these emotions. It encourages sharing, allowing the feelings of worry and anxiety to become normalised and the child to feel more in control.

Full of activities and experiential learning for individual children, groups or classes this guide covers topics such as:

  • The brain, the amygdala, what anxiety is and how it is normal.
  • Demonstrating and modelling calm, even if you are not, to help reassure and protect the children under your care.
  • A variety of self-calming activities and strategies.
  • Being a child in charge – helping children develop individual strategies that work best for them

Designed for use alongside the storybook Myg and Me: Understanding Anxiety and Implementing Self-Calming, Teachers, support staff, therapists and parents will find this guidebook an indispensable tool in the process of helping children they interact with to feel a sense of self-determination and self-efficacy.

Table of Contents


Session 1 My Brilliant Brain

Session 2 Meet Myg

Session 3 This Happens to Everyone

Session 4 Where is My Brilliant Brain

Session 5 Lots of Ways to Help

Session 6 Being a Child in Charge


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Liz Bates is an independent education consultant. She supports both primary and secondary schools in all aspects of Emotional Health and Wellbeing, and Safeguarding, including whole school approaches, training staff and delivering talks to parents. Liz is a Protective Behaviours Trainer, a Wellbeing Award Advisor for Optimus and a Schools Engagement Trainer for The Anna Freud Centre.