This book is about a ittle girl who worries about all sorts of stuff! In this group, students learn strategies to help calm themselves down when they are feeling anxious.
- Group rules
- Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=WmLmu3PDyx0 "Anxiety"
- Read Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook
- Talk about how our bodies feel when we are worried
- Introduce & practice square breathing
- Review Wilma Jean the Worry Machine
- Talk about what each student worries or feels anxious about (page 5 in the activity book)
- Talk about which worries you can control & which worries you cannot control (page 6 in the activity book)
- Talk about individual students worries & if they could control them or not
- Discuss ideas to control worries
- Create a chain of events (page 8 of the activity book)
- Make a worry monster that will eat & store all the students worries (page 11 in the activity book)
- Discuss the idea of storing worries away until you have time to deal with them (box)
- Review strategies for calming worries
- Make a root beer 'worry floats' (page 10 in the activity book)- the ice cream is everything we have going on in our lives while the root beer is our worries. A little worrying is ok, but if we worry too much we overflow. Extra: http://thecreativecounselor.blogspot.com/2013/01/worry-warriors.html?m=1