Psychological Impact Of Living With Food Allergies: Supporting You And Your Child

Description

Psychological Impact Of Living With Food Allergies: Supporting You And Your Child

Francesca initially designed this course as part of our first ever allergy help course, but due to overwhelming demand it has now been made available as a stand-alone module. It is the perfect place to start if you are experiencing anxiety and want some guidance on where to start and what to do.

This course is a general overview of the psychological impact of living with allergies, to help families think about ways of supporting different aspects of their child’s psychological wellbeing, primary anxiety and ways of managing this. More ideas for managing specific situations is found in her other modules.

The module covers starts with helping you understand the role of fear and anxiety, including the cycle of anxiety because understanding your own anxiety cycle is key to knowing what needs to change.

It introduces the concept of “safe enough”, which is the idea that despite some of the risks living with allergy, it is possible to live a healthy and fully life, if we can find ways of tolerating a level of uncertainty.

Francesca also talks about how unhelpful beliefs that can develop when you have a child with allergies and how to can learn to challenge these, as well as helps you to reflect on any unhelpful behaviours which have developed initially as a way of helping you feel safe, but which may now be holding you back and maintaining anxiety. She gives six, easily implementable strategies aimed to sooth your anxiety response and change unhelpful narratives.

The module also covers some ways of talking about your child’s worries and some ideas for managing these.

Description

Psychological Impact Of Living With Food Allergies: Supporting You And Your Child

Francesca initially designed this course as part of our first ever allergy help course, but due to overwhelming demand it has now been made available as a stand-alone module. It is the perfect place to start if you are experiencing anxiety and want some guidance on where to start and what to do.

This course is a general overview of the psychological impact of living with allergies, to help families think about ways of supporting different aspects of their child’s psychological wellbeing, primary anxiety and ways of managing this. More ideas for managing specific situations is found in her other modules.

The module covers starts with helping you understand the role of fear and anxiety, including the cycle of anxiety because understanding your own anxiety cycle is key to knowing what needs to change.

It introduces the concept of “safe enough”, which is the idea that despite some of the risks living with allergy, it is possible to live a healthy and fully life, if we can find ways of tolerating a level of uncertainty.

Francesca also talks about how unhelpful beliefs that can develop when you have a child with allergies and how to can learn to challenge these, as well as helps you to reflect on any unhelpful behaviours which have developed initially as a way of helping you feel safe, but which may now be holding you back and maintaining anxiety. She gives six, easily implementable strategies aimed to sooth your anxiety response and change unhelpful narratives.

The module also covers some ways of talking about your child’s worries and some ideas for managing these.

Dr Helen Allergy
5.0
Based on 61 reviews
×
js_loader