First Aid for your Child’s Mind
Simple steps to soothe anxiety, fears and worries
Soothe your child’s anxiety and help them to develop emotional resilience for the future. The number of children suffering from anxiety is on the rise and most parents will readily admit that they feel ill prepared and lost for words when it comes to supporting their child’s emotional wellbeing. Author Alicia Eaton is a Harley Street practitioner with over 15 years’ experience of helping children to feel more confident and overcome feelings of anxiety. As she explains, nearly all children will sustain bumps and bruises on the outside of their body so it’s only natural that they’ll also pick up a few on the inside, in the form of anxiety and worries. Learning how to tackle these quickly, stops them from turning into much bigger problems later.
Whether your child has a fear of dogs, spiders, dentists or injections, struggles with school, performing on stage or sleeping at night, this book will teach you the simple solutions every parent needs to know. When your child feels happy, you’ll feel happier too.
This is a great book and I’m really glad I got a copy of it. As the parent of a sensitive child, I always appreciate tips, tricks and strategies to quell his anxiety at the doctor or dentist office. The tone of the book is educational, soothing and confident. I really enjoyed the conversational and reassuring style of Alicia Eaton. If your child, like mine, is sensitive or has mild anxiety from time to time, I really recommend this book!
This is an extremely informative gem of a book. If you have or know of anyone with sensitive/anxious children this would definitely be recommended. It’s very easy to read with expert advice and exercises which appear to be an excellent support for the child. It also, gives advice and guidance for parents as to how to deal with certain sensitive or anxious situations.
It really does make you aware of how children adapt and learn from their environment and how this may influence them.
Would highly recommend this to all who are in need of this support.
I found a lot of this book to be really helpful to give me tips to help my daughter through this time she is going through. She gets stressed when going certain places and it helped with me finding other ways to help her remain calm and know that everything was going to be alright. A lovely book for any parent, not just ones with sensitivities.
SECTION 1 – MAKING SENSE OF IT ALL 7
Chapter 1: Anxiety: what’s it all about? 9
Chapter 2: How your child’s mind works 17
SECTION 2 – STEPS TO SUCCESS 25
Chapter 3: Detox your environment 27
Chapter 4: Let’s talk 35
Chapter 5: Tools to help 53
SECTION 3 – FIRST AID TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES 59
Chapter 6: Let’s relax 61
Chapter 7: Psycho-sensory therapies 75
Chapter 8: Visualisation techniques 85
SECTION 4 – PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE 113
Chapter 9: General worries 115
Chapter 10: Stage fright, auditions, interviews 125
Chapter 11: Phobia: fear of dogs 131
Chapter 12: Fear of spiders and snakes 137
Chapter 13: Medical anxiety: doctors, injections and germs 143
Chapter 14: School refusal 149
Chapter 15: Bullying 157
Chapter 16: Exam stress 165
Chapter 17: Travel anxiety: fear of fl ying 171
Chapter 18: Sleep problems 177
A final note 183
Useful contact details 187
Also by Alicia Eaton 189
About the author 191
FORMAT / ISBN / PUBLICATION DATE / RRP
Paperback / 9781788601177 / October 24, 2019 / £12.99
Ebook / 9781788601160 / October 24, 2019 / £6.99
Paperback and eBook Bundle / £14.74
Alicia Eaton is a well-established Harley Street therapist who specialises in children’s emotional wellbeing. Her unique blend of psychology and practical parenting advice makes her the number one choice for parents seeking help for their children’s problems. From anxiety, fears and phobias to thumb-sucking, nail-biting, bedwetting and sleep problems, Alicia helps parents steer their children on the right path.
Originally a Montessori teacher, Alicia ran her own school for five years, then went on to train at The Anna Freud Centre. She followed this up by qualifying as a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist as well as going on to train in NLP with Paul McKenna and assisting him with his seminars for over 7 years.