I have a young boy who has a serious anxiety diagnosis as well as a slight learning disability. I have used MyFear ZapperTM with him on his fear of monsters and it was helpful. I plan to continue to use it with him during treatment.
Milford, OH (PRWEB) January 31, 2012
MyFear ZapperTM, a website-based game that helps children build self-confidence by teaching them techniques to overcome fear, is now being offered at no charge to any non-profit child services provider in the United States. “This is a proven, powerful tool to help children,” says Andrea Brady, president of Empowering Innovations LLC, which offers the system. “We want to be able to help the children who need it the most, and we believe this is through organizations across the country who are working with children on a daily basis.”
To receive free access to the system, a non-profit child services agency should contact Brady at andrea(at)myfearzapper(dot)com or 513/240-2870. “We will provide enough free codes to let all an organization’s clients use the system,” she says.
The first agency to use MyFear ZapperTM is Child Focus, Inc., Clermont County, Ohio’s child services provider. Dr. Laura Stith, Chief Clinical Officer, says the system is helping dozens of children who come to them with a variety of problems. “We get many children with very serious issues,” she says. “MyFear ZapperTM is appealing to them because it is a technology-based game, and the techniques it teaches are those we would use in session. This helps our counselors reach and engage the children. So far, we have had good success using the system as a supplement.”
Maureen Kiley, a counselor with Child Focus, Inc., has seen very positive results so far with her clients: “I have a young boy who has a serious anxiety diagnosis as well as a slight learning disability. I have used MyFear ZapperTM with him on his fear of monsters and it was helpful. I plan to continue to use it with him during treatment.”
MyFear ZapperTM is also effective for parents of children with normal childhood fears, such as fear of the dark, monsters, bugs, etc. Brady explains it can build a child’s self-confidence and help him deal with fear in just a few uses: “In general, we find it takes about three sessions, and a child’s fear is greatly reduced or even conquered,” she says. “This builds their long-term self-confidence, as the program teaches them techniques that can be used now and in the future. So when the fear of speaking in front of the class arises, or perhaps going away to college in the future, the child can zap it with the knowledge he already has from MyFear ZapperTM.”
About MyFear ZapperTM
MyFear ZapperTM is a website-based program that helps children learn their minds are more powerful than their fear. Success rate is 90% among children who have had their fears 18 months or less. It works after just a few uses, sometimes after the first use. In addition to addressing immediate fears, MyFear ZapperTM teaches children techniques they can apply to future situations, building long-term self-confidence and the ability to face new situations with assurance.
MyFear ZapperTM is available for a monthly subscription at myfearzapper.com.
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