Helping a 17-year old to understand his social anxiety

Many kids with Asperger’s & higher verbal autism spectrum diagnoses learn best visually. This 17 year old is a lot of fun to work with as he likes to draw when I explain things to him.
Here, I was explaining to him how anxiety affects how he perceives the world. The volume bar on the far left represents his “Inner Critic” while the one on in the middle represents his “Inner Coach”.
On the far right he is illustrating how anxiety causes his Inner Critic to overpower his Inner Coach. His take away from the session was that we need to work on turning the volume up on his Inner Coach to quiet his Inner Critic through developing self-directed talk and challenging anxious thoughts that are not based in reality.

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