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Coping with Disaster

Special Guest: Dr. Charlotte Reznick, consultant, counselor, and healer.

Description: Dr. Charlotte Reznick helps children heal internal conflicts, reduce stress, and guides them to inner peace. She can also help them to better understand their feelings when tragedy strikes. Dr. Reznick shares her strategies with parents so they too can help children cope with difficult situations.

Duration: 36:44

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Show Index:
00:30 Intro: Coping with Tragedy
04:24 Be Honest, Yet Reassure
05:40 How Can We Help?
10:44 Signs of Stress
13:48 Imaginative Play & Imagery
18:46 About Imagery for Kids
20:26 Parents Talk Too Much
25:07 Emotional Charges Vary
28:13 Sheltering Kids from TV and Talk
32:19 Final Tip for Parents

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About Dr. Charlotte Reznick

Dr. Charlotte Reznick has dedicated her life to helping children, adolescents, parents, and professionals. She is a nationally recognized child and educational Psychologist and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at UCLA. Upon earning her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California, she was honored with "Dissertation of the Year" for her work on the effects of parental divorce on adolescents.

For over 20 years, Dr. Reznick has pioneered therapeutic interventions with a wide spectrum of children. Responding with unerring intuition to children's diverse needs, Dr. Reznick is best known for creating Imagery For Kids: Breakthrough for Learning, Creativity, and Empowerment. This highly insightful program of guided and interactive imagery - enhanced by music, relaxation techniques, drawing, and journal writing - can help all children achieve their highest learning potential, develop self-esteem, heal internal conflicts, and reduce overall stress.

Her audio programs, "Discovering Your Special Place" and "Creating a Magical Garden and Healing Pond," soothing guided journeys to inner peace, have been listened to and loved by young children, adolescents, and adults alike. These CDs lay the relaxation groundwork for Dr. Reznick's Imagery For Kids program.

Especially talented and uniquely qualified to share her work with others, Dr. Reznick has presented Imagery For Kids to thousands of professionals, psychologists, educators, and parents at local, national, and international levels.

Featured on national television, published in professional and general journals and newspapers, Dr. Reznick is sought after as a consultant, counselor, and healer. She currently maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California, as a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP 1475).

 


About the Book



Imagine your frustrated four-year-old calming her own anger with a few simple breaths. Picture your fourth grader visualizing an ice blue pillow to cool his hot headaches. Or your worried eleven-year-old improving her concentration by consulting a personal wizard to help with homework.

The Power of Your Child's Imagination will show you how to empower your child with easy, effective, and creative skills for surviving-and thriving-in a stressful world. This indispensable guide provides nine simple tools to help children cope with stress and anxiety by tapping into their imagination to access their own natural strength and confidence. Dr. Reznick illustrates how each tool can be used every day to deal with problems such as:

• Stress-induced headaches and stomachaches
• Phobias, panic attacks, and social anxiety
• Bed-wetting and sleepless nights
• Separation anxiety and fear of the unknown
• Coping with death, divorce, and other losses
• Hurt, frustration, and anger
• Trouble with schoolwork and concentration
• Sibling rivalry and school-yard squabbles


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How Can My Child Help?


Throw a skating party. Ask your local skating or roller rink if they would be willing to donate half of their profits for the day to the victims of the crisis. Tell them it's great PR. Get your kid and her friends to do a local public service announcement on the radio to advertise the event. Listen to the show for more ideas!