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  • Fantastic program
    / 5 stars

    My 9 year old daughter developed emetophobia at the end of school year. It took us four months to find out the cause of her unusual and unpredictable behavior. When her moods and actions became so severe, she told us that she is afraid that somebody at school will get sick and she could not be able to deal with it. Her fear completely overwhelmed her. It was very hard to deal with it for our whole family! While I was searching online for anything to help her and to learn more about emetophobia, I found the Turnaround website. After reading so many positive reviews, I decided to try it with my daughter. It was such a huge eye opening for her to learn that many other kids have the same problem as her. We were all listening to the stories every night and reading the pages in the journal. You created such a clever, precise, useful, and wonderful program for kids with anxiety! My daughter loved the characters in the program, especially Jordan and Emily! After even the first night, her negative emotions and moods started changing and after several days, we were seeing that she was, little by little, going back to her normal, happy and enthusiastic self. We are so grateful for you amazing program! We highly recommended it to school counselor and psychologist in my daughter’s school. We are also doing the CBT with your Emetophobia guide with a therapist. That is also a wonderful tool and we are grateful that you created that too! Thank you for helping our family! 😊

    11/08/2018
    Turnaround Anxiety
  • “I’m so glad you found Turnaround”
    / 5 stars

    My daughter has all the sudden been battling with anxiety over getting sick at school. We have had some horrible days trying to get her there and have resorted to meetings with her school counselor and even dropping her off with her in the morning until she calms down. It is so sad to watch and she is making herself physically sick with the worrying. We have taken her to her Dr. twice to make sure there is truly nothing wrong with her stomach and tried multiple other things related to her diet as well. I was fairly skeptical at first, but during my research of this anxiety, I came across CBT and thought it was worth a shot. After researching it a little, I found Turnaround. While there is no one silver bullet, I do feel that this program has helped her tremendously. Pretty early into he program she actually told me that she “was so glad that I found Turnaround.” While the program has some things in it that we as parents have tried to explain to her, she just wouldn’t listen to us. Hearing it from someone else and the kids in the program just seemed to resonate with her so much more. We are by no means out of the woods with this yet, but this so far has proved to be one of the most important tools we are using to try and get her back on track.

    10/17/2018
    Turnaround Anxiety
  • So Thankful
    / 5 stars

    Our 9 year old daughter, the youngest of 5 children, struggles with anxiety and also exhibits signs of OCD. This program has been a gift to our family. We live in a remote rural area, so we are limited in getting regular professional help. We have been slowly working through the program and now feel much better equipped to help her. Confronting wacky thoughts and asking “what’s the evidence” have been very helpful to her. The Chill exercises are a much anticipated part of her evening routine. She has been falling asleep without an older sibling or parent in her room for the past 10 days. Her little sheepish grin when a character says something that she really connects with is priceless. The journal exercise seem to be a little more than she can handle, but they are getting her to think and self evaluate much more. Thank you for making this program available!

    10/05/2018
    Turnaround Anxiety
  • I am amazed how well kids respond
    / 5 stars

    I am a therapist and am having great success with this program.

    08/13/2018
    Turnaround Anxiety
  • Tools to access and address anxiety
    / 5 stars

    This program was recommended to me by our pediatrician after dealing with intermittent fears and anxieties over the past year. The anxiety first started after hearing some scary stories at camp. She recently saw a news program and has been paralyzed by the idea that “Bad guys” are coming and that she/we are not safe. We’ve had occasional bouts of shyness and some separation anxiety as well, those have intensified by recent events and ideas. My daughter and I have worked through the program together over the past 3 weeks. The information in the sessions and the corresponding journal entries have been great helping her to have language and strategies to better identify her fears, communicate them to me, and then to ultimately work through them together. She is still working through certain issues, but my husband and I have noticed a definite difference. She is doing MUCH better at bedtime (which was a huge issue before), and I feel that we have “plans in place” to continue to work through some of her other anxieties. The journal activities are sometimes difficult for her to work through, but because of this I know that they are effective and that she is truly “doing the work” to move through her fears. I think this will be a continued journey for us for awhile, however I now feel that we have language and strategies to work through recurring issues or new anxieties as they arise. My father is a pediatrician in Ohio. I have encouraged him to look into the program as well as a recommendation for his patients. I am an occupational therapist and I work in our city’s elementary schools. I intend to share this program with guidance counselors that I work with and the parents that I meet during IEP meetings (when anxiety is a factor for their children).

    07/24/2018
    Turnaround Anxiety
  • Great so far
    / 5 stars

    We are on day 7 of turnaround. So far my daughter loves it, begs to do it, and is trying hard to learn from it. It’s too soon to tell if it is working, but we hope we will start to see her put these ideas into practice soon!

    06/27/2018
    Turnaround Anxiety
  • Excellent Treatment Outcomes
    / 5 stars

    I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and the Turnaround program has been a welcomed addition to my tool box. The children have related to the story outline; and have made significant improvement after only a few sessions. I am very pleased with the outcomes. I highly recommend this program to parents and therapists.

    06/18/2018
    Turnaround Anxiety
  • Thank you so much!
    / 5 stars

    Christmas Break 2017 my daughter began having scary thoughts. Anxiety seemed to come from out of nowhere and ruled over my precious girl. She would not play with her toys anymore out of fear she might break them. She complained of stomach pain every day. Her normal, positive, bubbly personality God had blessed her with was disappearing. I broke down. I didn’t have any answers and I was scared. Finally, my brain came back to me and I prayed and prayed for God to give us the answers, to guide us down the path we needed to travel. A wonderful woman I have never met told me through a facebook page about Turnaround program. How it is designed for kids and worked for her child. I am forever thankful for God’s guidance and for this program. It has helped tremendously. It is now February 2018 and my daughter’s wonderful personality is back. Have not had the scary thoughts, stomach pains, and we don’t have to have “Worry Time” anymore. We are only on Day 6 of the program. Due to our busy schedules and wanting to make sure my daughter grasps each day’s lesson, we are taking it slow. We followed God’s path and He is blessing us left and right with answers. She absolutely LOVES hearing about the camping adventures and laughs at some of the things Krank says. Chill is her favorite, though. Her smiles are back. She is now blessing others again with her positivite attitude and even reminds me what to do with my worry when it pops up. THANK YOU!!!!!!

    02/12/2018
    Turnaround Anxiety
  • 9 year old with general anxiety
    / 5 stars

    We purchased the program for our 9 year old daughter, whose anxiety increased at age 6, after a school change and issues with being bullied. We have tried therapy and various books for several years, on and off, to try and help. She would improve for awhile. Then, some new change would happen to cause her to regress. It was a struggle to get her to talk to a therapist. Although, we did convince her to go, she never seemed entirely comfortable. Knowing we could not help her on our own, we did some research, and found this program. It uses similar techniques and tools as her therapist, who uses CBT, but it is delivered in a more concise way. Plus, she can do it at her own pace at home, where she is comfortable and can work around our family’s schedule. Also, it is great to be able to go back and review the areas that help her the most. She still has a ways to go, but we have completed the program and have noticed a difference. We are going back through the most relevant points, to review and help her learn the tools Dr. David and Dr. Chris teach. She has even noticed a change in herself, and points out areas that have helped her the most. We are so very grateful this program is available and highly recommend it to anyone with a child suffering from anxiety.

    02/05/2018
    Turnaround Anxiety
  • Great Program
    / 5 stars

    We were struggling with generalized anxiety and emetophobia for about 9 months before finding Turnaround. Our 7 year old is very observant, introverted and sensitive. Part of what is helping has been changing schools to a much smaller class size and a less rigid teaching/learning style with less perceived pressure about school work and deadlines. The Turnaround program helped us understand our daughter better. What to enforce verbally about anxiety, when to gently push her to remain in psychological discomfort and when to just comfort her. The program helped her feel less ostracized. She understands that anxiety is something lots of kids are challenged with… and that challenge makes her who she is… in a positive way!!! The chill exercises and music are something we still use nightly even though things have mostly turned around. I know I can go through the program with her again if she needs reminders. The supportive words you will learn like “take the plunge” and “crank is getting cranked up” are something she totally gets and we can instantly reach her and remind her of the new tools she has when we use the Turnaround language. I recommend this program. Good luck! It’s so painful to see your kids suffer like this but there’s nothing wrong with them…. they just need to learn some valuable tools…. which may help them communicate more or you better understand what the message is which is being spoken through the anxiety. What are they trying to tell you? Help them calm down enough so that you can see it and understand.

    02/05/2018
    Turnaround Anxiety