Psychologist Teaches Kids How to Cope with Anxiety in Debut Children’s Book

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In ‘My Magical Three That Sets Me Free,’ Dr. Arezoo Khanzadeh shares the three questions young people can ask themselves to help them work through and overcome worries

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"The little things we worry about are often the things we have the most power to manage. We can control these sorts of thoughts – we just have to pause, stop, and think them through."

Author and psychologist Dr. Arezoo Khanzadeh has published her debut children’s book that provides a simple, one-minute exercise kids can use to work through anxious thoughts. In “My Magical Three That Sets Me Free: A Quick Intervention for Anxiety,” Dr. Khanzadeh teaches young people the simple questions they can ask themselves when they become tangled up in worries: Is it solvable? Do I have the means to solve it? And is the time right to tackle the worry?

“The little things we worry about are often the things we have the most power to manage,” Dr. Khanzadeh said. “We can control these sorts of thoughts – we just have to pause, stop, and think them through. When our mind is flooded with worry, it’s hard to make sense of it. But by asking ourselves these three questions, we can create some structure within that chaos.”

“My Magical Three That Sets Me Free” is a practical tool that can help a wide age range of kids – and even adults – determine whether they can let go of an anxious thought or if they need to work through it. With many children removed from in-person activities and learning virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Khanzadeh’s book offers a welcome respite from the stress and fear that isolation can create and provides children an easy tool to help them cope through difficult times.

“I utilize this book when working with children who experience anxiety,” a reader wrote in a five-star review of the book on Amazon. “The concepts are simple, easily recalled, and can be applied quickly to worries. Great resource and I am glad to have it in my toolbox!”

“This is a skill that children and adults should definitely learn to utilize,” another reader wrote in a five-star Amazon review. “As an educator, this will really help when working with students who may be struggling with emotions and anxiety.”

Dr. Khanzadeh’s approach can be used with a therapist, school counselor, teacher, parent, or any caring adult in a child’s life and can help equip kids with a healthy coping mechanism that they can use anywhere and anytime. Through “My Magical Three That Sets Me Free,” Dr. Khanzadeh teaches young people that managing anxiety doesn’t have to be complicated and that slowing down and taking the time to assess worries can ultimately go on to create healthy thought patterns for the future.

“My Magical Three That Sets Me Free: A Quick Intervention for Anxiety”
By Dr. Arezoo Khanzadeh
ISBN: 978-1-4808-9428-0 (sc); ISBN: 978-1-4808-9427-3 (hc); ISBN: 978-1-4808-9429-7 (e)
Available through Archway Publishing, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon

About the author
Dr. Arezoo “Azy” Khanzadeh has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years with an emphasis on trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders. Her therapy approach encourages clients to take their own course, with her guidance as necessary, and include art projects when appropriate. Born in Iran and raised in the U.S., Dr. Khanzadeh finds joy in learning from others, volunteering, and traveling internationally. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, her master’s degree in professional counseling from the American School of Professional Psychology, and her doctorate in psychology from Argosy University. Dr. Khanzadeh currently resides in Stafford, Va.

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