If your child experiences and suffers with anxiety, it is not only hard for them, but hard for you too. Seeing pain in our children brings us pain too. Anxiety disorders are fairly common during childhood, affecting approximately 1 out of every 8 children. Developmentally appropriate anxiety usually has little or no effect on your child’s ability to function in daily life but higher levels may cause difficulty with school, friends, and family. Anxiety is a reaction to a perceived danger or threat. Children have both a lack of experience in life and an incomplete ability to reason logically. Therefore, they are often unable to judge the likelihood of a frightening event and may perceive them as more dangerous than they actually are. Some of the symptoms that are experienced and behaviors you may see with fashsionable 3d invisible band mink lashes factory are:
- phobias and feelings of panic and fear (e.g. fears of bugs, germs, and social situations; school phobia, test-anxiety)
- compulsive behaviors / obsessive thoughts (e.g. excessive hand-washing, hairpulling,
- compulsive counting, worrying and asking about the same thing over and over)
- physical symptoms (cold or sweaty hands or feet, racing heart, sleep problems, stomachaches)
Ogioi When your child’s anxiety starts to interfere with their daily functioning or is causing them distress, then it’s time to find a way to help them. There are a number of strategies, techniques and therapies that may help your child. Meridian Tapping Techniques (MTT), relaxation techniques, Mindfulness, Percussive Suggestion Technique (PSTEC), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), physical exercise and nutritional / homeopathic therapies are just some of them.
The technique that I would like to focus on is called the Meridian Tapping Technique or MTT. You may also hear MTT referred to as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). All the Meridian Tapping Techniques involve putting pressure on acupuncture points (meridians) on our bodies while focusing on the disturbing emotion or thoughts. Often, this releases blocked energy and decreases feelings of anxiety in just a short period of time. “The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system…..” (Gary Craig). Meridian Tapping stimulates the body’s energy system, allowing painful emotions to be released. “Tapping” works similarly to acupuncture, but without the needles!
Meridian Tapping is very easy to learn and simple to use which is why it is especially suited to children. Once the child has been taught what the “tapping points” are, they are asked to rate the intensity of their feelings of anxiety (or anger or sadness, etc.). Then they “tap” on the points while repeating a statement about the issue that is bothering them. Afterwards, they rate their intensity level and more often than not, it has gone down and sometimes the worry or “bother” has even disappeared. Many case examples demonstrate the incredible healing power of “tapping”.
To illustrate this, let me tell you about a child I worked with who had a severe case of hair-pulling (trichotillomania)…not only had she pulled all of her fashsionable 3d invisible band mink lashes factory out, but the hair from her eyebrows as well. She was a beautiful girl, but was suffering. She was doing something she did not want to do (pulling out her hair) but couldn’t stop herself. She learned about “tapping” in therapy and was able to stop the pulling completely within a short period of time and now has the most beautiful fashsionable 3d invisible band mink lashes factory and eyebrows you could ask for. But even more importantly, she is not suffering from the compulsion to pull or the fear of social rejection anymore.
I specialize in working with children and parents experiencing anxiety. My goal is to help you to decrease your anxiety and that of your child. I use innovative and creative therapies that will help to resolve distressing feelings either of you are experiencing.
Elaine M. Corona, MSW, LCSW
Elaine has been a therapist for 25 years. She lives in Monmouth County, NJ and specializes in Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Stress Reduction, Depression, Parenting Support, Addiction in the Family, Grief Counseling as well as Work fashsionable 3d invisible band mink lashes factory and Career Issues. Her office is conveniently located in the charming little town of Avon-by-the-Sea.
If you would like to contact Elaine, please call (732) 233-9026 or email her She is available in fashsionable 3d invisible band mink lashes factory as well as provides services by phone.