Using Worry Boxes as a Therapeutic Intervention to Help Manage Anxiety
We all experience worry from time to time. Sometimes, though, worries can feel so big and overwhelming that it makes it hard to be present, learn and/or get along with others. Worry boxes are a wonderful therapeutic tool that can help young (and older) people name and externalize their fears and put them away in a safe place that can always be returned to in the future, if needed. Worry boxes can help someone lighten their anxiety load, helping them to let go and move on.
The actual act of making these easy to assemble origami boxes is a coping tool in and of itself; the process of creating a box will help your students, clients, or children feel calmer and more present, with an enhanced sense of internal locus of control.
Plus, making the boxes are pretty fun, too!
➜Do-It-Yourself Worry Box Kit, complete with collage words and images too!
➜10 unique ready-to-go worry box kits; 5 of which are in color, the other 5 designed with line art perfect for coloring in
➜ Each kit also contains customized worry slips that can be used for writing down the worries, sized just right to fit in the boxes.
➜"Worry Box" Poem Insert
➜Tips to Help Children Manage Anxiety
For other Coping Tool resources, you may enjoy:
❤️ KIDS COPING SKILLS! School Counseling Lesson, Posters, Art & Sorting Activitiesl
❤️ THE COPING TOOLS CARD GAME! *A Fun Mindfulness Stress Management Tool
❤️ Mindfulness Lesson: Fun & Interactive Quiz Show Teaching Mindful Coping Skills
❤️ Mindfulness Activities: School Counseling Tools for Coping Skills, Focus & Calm
❤️ Coping Skills Lesson for School: Classroom Management & Group Counseling Game
❤️ Mindfulness Brain Breaks: Coping Skills for Focus, Calm & Classroom Management
❤️ BINGO! A Coping Skills Lesson & Stress Management School Counseling Game