How Can Mindfulness Therapy Help Anxious Children?

Cognitive-based therapies are shown to be very effective in treating a number of anxiety disorders. Cognitive therapy teaches one to change negative, unproductive thought processes into realistic, constructive patterns of thinking. A negative idea like “If I don’t get good grades, I’ll end up homeless!” can lead to unnecessary anxiety and worry. Cognitive therapy can change these thoughts into, “If I don’t get good grades, I’ll be disappointed in myself, but it won’t be the end of the world. Instead of worrying, I’ll study hard and do my best to succeed.”

Mindfulness therapy is about understanding the source of anxiety and learning to deal with it. Children with anxiety disorders must learn to identify their feelings in order to better control their reactions. This concept can show a child to be patient and accept feelings while dealing with them productively.

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