The role of the school psychologist in helping students deal with anxiety disorders at school is to help them overcome their fears and supporting them as they overcome new situations. One must remember that the role of the school psychologist is not to get rid of anxiety, but to help children find a way to control it.
Easy tips to Practice relieving Anxiety
- Remember you cannot change or control everything around you, no matter how hard you try.
- Aim for the best and be proud of how far you have come
- Be positive and be happy
- Learn what your triggers are so you can try to avoid them, or learn to work through them
- Talk to someone, a friend, teacher, parent, or make an appointment with the school psychologist
- Take a deep breadth and count to 10
- Exercise and sleep will help you maintain a natural rhythm in your body and relieve stress
- Meditate, read, or take a time out
School Based Interventions
- School psychologist will work with student to establish a routine with breaks
- Pair student with a peer who can help them feel comfortable, calm and relaxed
- Give student a quiet location to go to when they feel anxious
- Complete a daily/weekly check in and check out process with School psychologist
- Partner with parents to ensure routines at school can be me with at home routines