Borrowing or Purchasing Taming Worry Dragon Guides
COMING SOON...As of January 30, 2022 you will be able to order Taming Worry Dragon guides on our Kelty Centre website.
In the meantime, Taming Worry Dragons materials are still available for borrowing or purchasing in the following ways:
1. Borrow for an 8-week loan through the BC Children’s Hospital’s Family Support and Resource Centre:
- Taming worry dragons: A manual for children, parents, and other coaches, 4th ed.
- Worry taming for teens
- Taming worry dragons: Therapy group for anxious children - Children's workbook, 3rd ed.
- Taming worry dragons: Therapy group for anxious children - Facilitator's manual, 3rd ed.
- Taming worry dragons: Therapy group for anxious children - Parent group manual
- The Kid's Guide to Taming Worry Dragons, 2nd ed.
- Taming worry dragons: Classroom manual (Group facilitator): A psychoeducational group program for prevention of anxiety
To borrow a guide(s), click the hyperlinked titles, and click ‘add to list’. When you have completed your selection(s), click ‘My list’ at the top of the page. Then, proceed to check-out. You will be asked for your mailing and contact information. You will receive the item(s) free of charge, via Canada Post. You can use the pre-paid enclosed mailing label to return your package when you have finished. Please email email@example.com for any assistance with this borrowing process.
2. Purchase Taming Worry Dragons online from Odin Books. A number of other BC bookstores and pharmacies also offer Taming Worry Dragons manuals - please contact your local bookstore or pharmacy to see if they carry TWD guides.
About Taming Worry Dragons
Taming Worry Dragons is a creative approach to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that is designed to help anxious children learn how to cope with their worries. The approach can be adapted by therapists and parents/caregivers to match the developmental level and interests of the child involved.
In the early 90’s, inspired by a young patient, Dr. Jane Garland developed a more playful model of CBT that focused on ‘training a junior knight to tame worry dragons’. While working at BC Children’s Hospital’s Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Dr. Garland teamed up with Dr. Sandra Clark, a child psychologist with expertise in CBT. Together they developed these ideas into a group program and training manual to help children and their families better cope with anxiety.
The first Taming Worry Dragons manual was published in 1995, and the program is now used in schools and mental health programs for children throughout BC and across Canada and the US. A number of manuals have been developed since this time, and have expanded to include manuals for teens, school professionals, and health professionals.
The Kelty Centre is excited to make the work of Dr. Sandra Clark and the late Dr. Jane Garland available for purchase for BC families.