Alyssa is still in a rough patch and experiencing panic attacks every day. Today we decided to try a strategy that her therapist suggested. We made a worry box, the worry box is a place for her to put her worries away in. When worried about something, she draws about it and then puts it away in the box.
It wasn’t a fix, nor did I expect it to suddenly make her stop having the panic attacks but I do see how it will be a nice tool for her. Today it helped me understand what she was nervous about at that particular moment. I see that as a win!
Picture is of Alyssa painting her box to help her feel like it’s her special thing.