Its amusing that the first response most of us give to children – when they express any fear is, “There is nothing to be afraid of!”
Take a moment to think about this – how would such a response help you if you as an adult have any fears. Forget being helpful such a response actually makes us feel more miserable about ourselves.
We often approach fears first from an acceptance perspective. “Its alright to have any fear”. Remember fear lurks in the dark corners of our mind – where logic seldom works.
Our assertion is that once the child is assured of this – the child would be more open to dealing with it. And if you are wondering – “What to do once i have accepted the child’s fears?”
Here is the presentation we used in the workshop on FEAR in Sep 2015. Below is the video recording of the session.
This the video recording of the online session