Child & Youth Program

Lead Child & Youth Program
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Brian Stoudnour Contractor
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Child and Youth Program Feature Story

By Brian Stoudnour | VTNG Family Programs | Oct. 1, 2020

We all worry about one thing or another from time to time. Maybe it’s the first day of school, perhaps you have to perform on a stage or play on a sports field. Really, anything in life can be a cause for worry if we let it. Here is one of the methods that can be used: Put it in Perspective
Sometimes we worry about the worst that can happen. We have a word for thinking a situation is worse than an actually is - “catastrophizing.” (Don’t worry, we won’t make you say the word out loud!!) There are three different ways people catastrophize. We give some examples in bold text below.
Downward spiral-when you worry that things will just keep getting worse and worse and worse.

We can break ourselves out of this worry by Putting it in Perspective! It is an exercise where we stop and
evaluate the situation. Doing the steps in order matters.
1. Write-down the event you are worried about.
2. Next, Write-down down your worst case scenario.
3. Now, record the best case scenario, and have some fun here—the idea is to snap you out of your funk.
4. Record what is most likely going to happen. Be realistic here.
5. Make a plan for dealing with the most likely outcomes. Hopefully you’ll feel a bit better now that you’ve Put It In Perspective!

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