Separation anxiety and fear of strangers is most common in young children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years, but it's a normal part of your child's development and they usually grow out of it - it's a sign your baby realises how dependent they are on the people who care for them.
Separation anxiety disorder is diagnosed when symptoms are excessive for the developmental age and cause significant distress in daily functioning.
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in the country. It is estimated that one in four people experience it in their lifetime. What’s even more concerning is the number of kids experiencing Anxiety or being diagnosed with “Anxiety Disorder”. Maybe it’s a sign of the times or maybe we’ve got better at identifying it but, either way, it can leave us parents feeling helpless as to where to start in order to support them.
That’s where EFT comes in. It works by tapping a series of acupressure points on the face and upper body with two fingers whilst focusing on a voicing our issues. This helps to “short-circuit” the fight or flight (stress) response and allows you to think more clearly about and release the problem.
Tapping is a gentle technique that the child can do for themselves, or with an adult, to enable them over time to get through difficult parts of their day and, in the long term, learn to improve their mindset to fulfil their potential.
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