In this video Tom’s worries are represented by the purple worry dragon. Tom’s worries are around a lack of guaranteed safety and the ever-ending possibility of doubt. He could get hurt while playing on the swings or another child may laugh at him. His unwillingness to take risks and identification with his worries stands in the way of him seeing that he can manage his fears on his own. The key to Tom’s success revolves around externalizing his fears to the purple worry monster. While we do not want to remove doubt completely, externalizing fears (i.e. through the use of a Worry Monster) is a key part of our treatment at GamePlan Therapy.
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