Your Anxious Child








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Emily Hodos is a Neuromovement Consultant and Licensed Brain Gym Instructor. There are some anxious children who do not seem to make enough progress with psychotherapy. In this interview, Emily Hodos provides an additional consideration about your anxious child which is that there  may be some problem in their sensory and motor development which is playing a role. Interestingly, those children who have not integrated some of the reflexes they were born with, may have a more anxious disposition. In this interview, Emily Hodos explains this interesting perspective. More information about Emily Hodos can be found at Tendril Kinetics (tendril

Direct download: Emily_Hodos_second_try.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Denise Stack is the past president of the International OCD Foundation and has been a leader in bringing OCD into public awareness. She is talking today about how OCD may show up in the classroom and what teachers and parents can do in response.

Direct download: ocd_and_school_interveiw.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

Sebern Fisher, MA is an internationally recognized expert on the use of neurofeedback in the treatment of developmental trauma. She is the author of Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain. In this discussion she talks about when a parent should consider neurofeedback for their child. She also discusses how trauma of different types can create a "fear-driven brain". Neurofeedback is an important treatment modality that has something quite distinct to offer.

Direct download: Seberb_Fisher.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT

Lynn Lyons, LICSW is a psychotherapist in Concord New Hampshire. She has co-authored with Reid Wilson, PhD two books Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children and Playing with Anxiety: Casey's Guide for Teen and Kids and more recently Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions.  She is is sought after speaker and consultant. Her website is where additional material, including DVDs can be found.

Direct download: lynn_lyons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT

In this podcast we will talk about perfectionism in childhood with two psychologist from the Department of Psychology at Smith College. Do you have child who rips up her homework because it wasn't done perfectly? This may be the podcast for you.

Direct download: perfectionism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT

Tracy Anglada is the parent of two children with bipolar illness and the author Intense Minds: Through the Eyes of Young People with Bipolar Disorder  and Brandon and the Bipolar Bear. She also has a website which contains many useful resources including a 4 part webnair for teachers on bipolar illness. Her book Intense Minds is an extremely useful and important book in conveying what it is like for children for struggle with bipolar illness. In this interview we have the chance to talk about anxiety in children with bipolar illness which may occur in as much as 2/3 of all children with this condition and has some distinctive features.

Direct download: tracy_angalada_AAC_audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

Karen Levine, PhD is a Psychologist in private practice and Instructor in Psychology at the Harvard Medical Center. She and Naomi Chedd, LMHC have written several books including Replays: Using Play to Enhance Emotional and Behavioral Development for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and most recently Attacking Anxiety: A Step-by-Step Guide to an Engaging Approach to Treating Anxiety and Phobias in Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

Dr Levine practices in Lexington, MA and she can be found on the internet at

In this podcast Dr Levine will talk about how to help children with developmental challenges overcome their fears and phobias. 

Direct download: Karen_Levine__on_2016-02-08_at_16.04_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT

Lawrence Cohen, PhD is the author of several books on the importance of play in parenting. His recent book the opposite of worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears  is the topic of this podcast. More information is available at

Direct download: Larry_Cohen_Interview-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EDT

Captain Tom Bunn, MSW, LCSW is a pilot who has flown for the Air Force and several commercial companies. He is also a licensed therapist. His book SOAR: The Breakthrough Treatment for Fear of Flying  has highly praised. You can learn more about his program at

Direct download: Tom_Bunn_revised_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

Alan Goldberg,EdD is a expert on performance anxiety and the author of two book, This is Your Brain on Sports with David Grand and Sports Slump Busting. His web site contains a ton of useful material including some informative videos. If you have an anxious child, it is quite likely you will run some performance anxiety whether it involves a sports event, a school play or perhaps dealing with a standardized test. You will get some useful ideas from this podcast.

Direct download: Alan_Goldberg_interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am EDT