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Taming Worry Dragons

How to Purchase or Borrow Taming Worry Dragon Guides


Purchasing Taming Worry Dragon Guides

Taming Worry Dragon (TWD) guides are now available for purchase from the Kelty Centre!

To purchase a TWD guide click here. You will be taken to our storefront where you can purchase one or many guides (orders filled within 7 business days), which can be shipped directly to you or picked up in person. If you have questions about the ordering process, please contact

If you are a BC bookstore or pharmacy looking to place a large, bulk order for TWD guides please contact


Borrowing Taming Worry Dragon Guides

To borrow a TWD guide click here. You can borrow for an 5-week loan through the BC Children’s Family Library. When you borrow from the Family Library, 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. Please email for any assistance with the borrowing process.


The current manuals that are available for purchase or borrowing are:

  • Taming Worry Dragons: A Manual for Children, Parents, and Other Coaches, 4th ed.
  • Worry Taming for Teens
  • The Kid's Guide To Taming Worry Dragons
  • Taming Worry Dragons - Therapy Group for Anxious Children - Parent Group Manual
  • 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: Classroom Manual (Group Facilitator): A Psychoeducational Group Program for Prevention of Anxiety

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, parents/caregivers, 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.

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