Bridge Over Worried Waters Board Game

Bridge Over Worried Waters Board Game


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Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem during childhood and adolescence. It is estimated that approximately 13% of children and adolescents ages 9 to 17 experience some kind of anxiety disorder.

The recommended treatment approach for anxiety is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Bridge Over Worried Waters™ is essentially a CBT program in a box. To start the game, players choose a Situation card that describes an anxiety-producing situation. They decide on an appropriate Solution card to use as a positive strategy to address the anxiety in the situation. Solution cards include:
•Self-Talk Cards — Challenge self-defeating thoughts by replacing negative thoughts with positive, optimistic thoughts.
•Relaxation Cards — Calm down by using deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and meditation.
•Coping Cards — Distract by diverting attention away from anxious feelings to fun or effortful activities.
The object of the game is to build a bridge that carries the player across the “Worried Waters” to the safety of the other bank by successfully using the CBT techniques they have learned during the game. Playing Time: Flexible from 25-50 minutes. 2-5 players.

Audience: Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8)
Grade Level: 1-8
Format: Game
ISBN: 1886601546
Publisher: The Guidance Group
Language: English
Product Type: Game
Topic: Anxiety