Anxiety in Childhood and Adolescence: Encouraging Self-Help Through Relaxation Training, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Anxiety in Childhood and Adolescence

Encouraging Self-Help Through Relaxation Training, 1st Edition

By Frank Carter, Peter Cheesman


130 pages

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Many counter-productive behaviours in children may be anxiety-related and in this book, originally published in 1988, the authors proposed that a disabling level of tension and stress experienced by many children frequently goes unrecognised. This often leads to failure to analyse psychological and educational problems and inappropriate ways of dealing with them.

This book was aimed at all professional staff working with children, particularly educational and clinical psychologists and teachers. The book is however written in a jargon-free manner and should have wide appeal. The authors show how tension reduction therapy can help children overcome many problems which may manifest themselves as disturbed behaviour, poor sleep patterns, anorexia, school phobia, or poor relationship-making skills. As an extreme example it is shown how significant gains can be made by cerebral palsied children using these approaches. The book, however, is not just a manual of relaxation training; it advocates a less stress-inducing approach generally to working with children, and gives many case studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Learning How to Relax 2. How Tension Develops 3. Relaxation – the Other Side of Tension 4. Tension Management 5. De-fusing Anxiety 6. The Cerebral Palsied Child 7. A Learning Framework 8. Matters Arising 9. Teaching How to Relax. Bibliography. Index.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Anxiety

Routledge Library Editions: Anxiety brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a small series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1980 and 1991. The set covers anxiety in adults and children, including both research and theory in the area and self-help techniques.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Anxieties & Phobias