Nothing seems to promote learning more than getting information in different ways and from different sources. Videos provide a wonderful resource as they can be very engaging and easy to stick with. There are endless videos available on anxiety, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and various topics for teens. Here are three that can get you started:
Overcoming Anxiety by Jonas Kolker
Jonas Kolker is a 15-year-old who has dealt with severe anxiety triggered by his school environment. His talk explores the idea of “embracing the suck.”
Details: Jonas does a great job of discussing Cognitive Behavior Therapy and exposure therapy for working on anxiety. By sharing his personal experiences, Jonas helps to normalize anxiety and describes how this tool can be helpful for everyone.
The Dog Story: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Explained
Jennifer Shannon, therapist and author, provides an introduction to Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Details: Jennifer presenting the basics of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for anxiety through the use of an example she calls the “dog story.”
The Struggle Switch by Dr. Russ Harris
Dr. Russ Harris presents the struggle switch metaphor for working with anxiety.
Details: This video presents a nice introduction about how accepting anxiety and changing your relationship with emotions can be an important part of working on anxiety.
Another Resource for Teens
In The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, Michael Tompkins and Jonathan Barkin, specialists in teen anxiety and stress, have developed skills for teens to identify the things that tend to stress them out and make a plan to relax and reduce stress in their lives. The workbook offers teens proven-effective CBT interventions with over 40 simple age-appropriate evidence-based activities.