Food for the Teen with Anxiety

Changing the Energy in Your Life

Eating Food …

As my child spiraled into severe ongoing Anxiety and Depression their appetite became greatly reduced, and the idea of eating with people was overwhelming. Food is important for health and well-being, it provides the nutrients for the body and brain to function. It is also a social occasion when family connections are made and affirmed. This is even more difficult if the child has sought to become nocturnal. This will be dealt with separately. So we had two frontiers to contend with.

1. How do you get nutritious food eaten?

A large plate of food can be overwhelming for a child experiencing anxiety. Especially if there has been a need to finish everything on your plate in the past. So creating a selection of small amounts of food on a small rectangular plate (not the usual dinner plate), that could easily be eaten with fingers can quickly counter this…

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About R Congues

Funny enough, this blog has become the expression of my hopes, dreams, love and experiences. It came about because of the situation I discovered I was in, and I am delighted to see it grow and heal into something different: I am a parent of two children, one who has experienced severe anxiety that became disabling in all aspects of their life. I am a teacher of Maths, Science and Religious Education with a Masters in Special Needs Education; I am a qualified Reiki master, with a love of art and creative experience. I am not a professional in the fields of psychology or medicine. (If you are interested in these perspectives there are many internet sites to use.) I am simply expressing my experience in my own unique way.
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