January 23, 2022

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p to help calm children’s fears

All kids are afraid of something. Fear is one of our core human emotions. Fear helps us to survive by keeping us from danger. Worry and anxiety are related to fear, but they are not the same things.

Hilary Jacobs Hendel is a licensed clinical social worker who created a tool called the Change Triangle. The three corners of the triangle are defense, inhibitory emotions and core emotions. The idea behind it is that when we recognize and deal with our core emotions (fear, anger, sadness, joy, etc.), then we are our best version of ourselves.

Sometimes an individual may react to the experience of a core emotion with anxiety, shame or guilt. These emotions block the core emotions. In response to these inhibitory emotions, a person may produce a defense action like sarcasm or procrastination or working too much or addition.

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