Navigating Anxiety



CRIB Notes:

Connection, Co-regulation, Compassion : Be present, green, with heart

Regulation first: Timing

Investigate: Listen and be curious

Build Skills: Teach, give opportunities to practice, exposure

Zones of Arousal with descriptions

Zones of Arousal Learning

Zones of Arousal – Colors (Use this with children to talk about their zones)

Dan Siegel and Tina Bryson (From Whole Brain Child):

FACES: Flexible, Adaptable, Coherent, Energized, Stable — signs of an integrated brain

Four S’s: Safe, Soothed, Seen, Secure — Connection is the foundational part of teaching our children.

River of Well-Being: banks of the river are chaos and rigidity

Build from the bottom up!


The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who our Kids Become and How Their Brains get Wired, Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

The Yes Brain, Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (Also Whole Brain Child, No Drama Discipline)

Parenting from the Inside Out, Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

The Opposite of Worry, Lawrence J. Cohen

Resilience: Powerful Practice for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster, Linda Graham

The Mindful Child by Susan Kaiser-Greenland


The Center for Connection: (Good articles for parents who have children with special needs)


Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering from Severe Anxiety? Benoit Denizet-Lewis, October 11, 2017


Overcoming Anxiety | Jonas Kolker | TEDxTheMastersSchool