Take Action - Against Anxiety
Take Action is an Australian designed program that uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help children approach anxiety provoking situations safely, with the support of parents at each session.
Take Action uses the following acronym to help teach CBT strategies:
A - Be AWARE - of feelings and body signals
C - Keep CALM - strategies for keeping calm and reducing anxiety
T - THINK Strong Thoughts - thinking positively and confidently
I - Get INTO Action - gradually confront anxiety provoking situations
O- Use my OPTIONS - additional strategies to manage anxiety
N - NEVER Stop Taking Action - plan for anxiety provoking times to help in the future
Take Action is recommended for children aged 4-12 years old and is facilitated by our Therapy Assistant.
The program runs for one hour each week over 8 weeks. Sessions can be one-on-one or in small groups.
The program is designed for both child and parent to attend each session. Both receive a workbook that is completed over the course of the program.
'Parent involvement is considered important to help consolidate learning and reinforce children's efforts to confront their fears between sessions.'
NDIS funding may be able to cover the cost of this program!