Parents and Children Share their Stories
- I am amazed how well kids respond
I am a therapist and am having great success with this program.08/13/2018Turnaround Anxiety
- Tools to access and address anxiety
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).07/24/2018Turnaround Anxiety
- Great so far
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!06/27/2018Turnaround Anxiety
- Excellent Treatment Outcomes
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.06/18/2018Turnaround Anxiety
- Thank you so much!
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!!!!!!02/12/2018Turnaround Anxiety
- 9 year old with general anxiety
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.02/05/2018Turnaround Anxiety
- Great Program
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.02/05/2018Turnaround Anxiety
- Thank You So Much – It Works
Our 8 year old daughter developed OCD and anxiety disorder during 2nd grade. We ended up pulling her out of school early and our whole family was in upheaval as we grappled to get a diagnosis and treatment. We eventually set appointments for CBT and Psychology but couldn’t get scheduled for two months. It was taking two hours to get our daughter to bed due to her complex routine. Every activity in our day was affected by OCD and it was awful. In desperation I looked for something that would help us at home while we waited for therapy to begin so I ordered turnaroundanxiety. My daughter steadfastly refused to listen to the program so I ended up bribing her! I promised her a treat each time she listened to a section. That did the trick and she immediately listened to the first one. I was surprised how engaged she was with an audio program versus a video. I think its very thoughtful how the program is designed with different voices, the doctors and the journey. The background sounds etc. are well-produced to take you on the journey. If your child is young, like mine, I think its important to listen together so you can use some of the language throughout the week and help with the journal activities. The journal activities are really excellent. I will say that the journal activities result in some hardcore and difficult conversations because they are helping your child combat their fear. We decided, as parents that mom is better suited to working through the journal. So, I’d suggest you think about which parent is better about conversing with your child about their fear.
We are only on #4 because I’ve limited her to one or two a week so she can process and put into action the knowledge. I cannot believe the results. Last night, my daughter was able to get into bed and we actually read a book together like we used to do before OCD took over. I know parents who are dealing with complex rituals and anxiety will understand the magnitude of this.
The other thing we’ve done is to cancel all summer activities: camp, lesson etc. We decided to let her just be a kid and have the time and space to combat “Mr. Bossy” (name for her OCD) and anxiety. I was really worried about having an unscheduled summer but it has turned out to be a very positive decision. Our daughter is riding her bike (after we gave up on trying to get the helmet on), playing with her dolls and basically being a kid. Her anxiety is much, much lower giving her the cognitive ability to actively fight Mr. Bossy. It feels like she is doing this on her own and we are providing limited guidance. This results in her feeling happy and prideful when she is successful.
In short, this program is working. I can’t thank you enough. We’ll let you know what happens once we finish all the modules. I highly recommend this to parents.07/19/2017Turnaround Anxiety
- Wonderful resource!
Our 9 year old twin daughters have been struggling with anxiety for a while which got to a point where one of them couldn’t go to sleep at night. We had tried a number of books and programs which help explain what anxiety is and how to deal with it. Even though these had been useful, Turnaround Anxiety, is probably the best program we have used. We found that the explanation of the science behind anxiety was very well explained in Turnaround Anxiety, in a way that children can understand. We also really liked that Turnaround Anxiety is realistic in how difficult it can be to take steps to turn around anxiety. It tells the children that it won’t be easy, but that they can do it.
The ‘steps of exposure’ that are explained and used in the emetophobia supplement are brilliant. It is the first practical help that we could find for exposure for emetophobia and other anxieties.
The ‘chill kit’ is the best thing ever. These are recordings which help the children relax with deep breathing and muscle relaxation. We have these on a tablet, next to the girls bed and they use it every night to go to sleep. If they wake up during the night in a state of panic we also use these.
We still have a way to go with dealing with the anxiety, but we have come a long way, for which we thank the Lord! The 10 day program isn’t an instant cure, as the steps taught in the program can take weeks or months to teach/apply, but progress can be seen on the way.
The absolute best thing about this program is that the Dr’s Chris and David willingly communicate with you and help you through, when you have questions. Having someone to ‘talk’ to, who understands what you are dealing with and can give specific advice, has been the most valuable for us as parents!! Thank you Dr Chris and Dr David!04/21/2017Turnaround Anxiety
- GREAT PRODUCT!
My 8 year old daughter is currently going through the program. We love the information and both my kids use the chill CDs every night. It has given us a common way to talk about the fears/worries and has listening to other children’s stories on the CD has also normalized some of her fears and reduced the shame she felt. Thank you!04/06/2017Turnaround Anxiety