Overcome Bright Kids’ Negativity Bias, with Chris Willard

Worries about the future can cause stressful, anxious feelings, especially in bright kids with active imaginations and creative thinking. When we’re anxious, we tend to think of things in a negative light, like schoolwork, friendships, the uncertain world and even ourselves.

According to psychologist Chris Willard, PhD, author of Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: A Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School, and Everywhere, mindfulness can help ground anxious kids and teens in the present moment to stop the negativity bias and other thought distortions like catastrophizing and black and white thinking.

Take a listen and do this short mindfulness practice with Dr. Chris for some quick relief.

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