Video Library

AnxietyBC is pleased to bring you a comprehensive video library to supplement your learning about anxiety. These videos deliver the latest research and findings in a candid and engaging manner. Ranging in length from three minute, informative clips, to workshops, and presentations lasting 45+ minutes or more. No matter your time limitations, there is something for everyone.

We designed these videos using several formats, including animation and live action, as well as formal interviews and personal stories. Our video catalogue has a variety of topics including understanding anxiety disorders in children and teens and attending a community workshop on Selective Mutism. We also present a series of videos hearing from youth about their real situations dealing with specific anxieties, like test anxiety, feelings of derealization, needle phobia, and more. There are also videos of adults talking about being in therapy. Finally, we also offer videos for new parents coping with postpartum anxiety.

AnxietyBC produced these videos to broaden your knowledge about anxiety and to enhance your management of anxiety. In some cases, we have created Tip Sheets that accompany a specific video, as is the case with our Easy Separation Video on Separation Anxiety. We know that viewing a video can be both educational and entertaining, and much more convenient than sitting down to read an entire self-help book.

Feel free to share any of our videos with students, friends, family members, and clients.

Your child or teen may suffer from anxiety if he/she commonly displays actions such as clinging, crying and/or tantrums when you separate, excessive shyness, avoiding social situations, constant worry, avoiding situations or places because of fears...
When anxiety causes distress or interference that is much greater than anxiety experienced by other children of the same age, it may be called an anxiety disorder. In this case, the term "disorder" simply indicates that the anxiety problem is...
It is normal for children to sometimes feel anxious or insecure when separated from their parents or other important caregivers. Usually, such separation anxiety fades as they grow up and become more confident. If your child's separation anxiety...
The first days of school are often tough for both young children and parents. AnxietyBC and the UBC Anxiety Projects Lab teamed up to produce this entertaining 3 minute short animation showing you how to support your child in making an easier...
剛入學的日子,對於年幼的孩子和家長來說,往往都是艱難的。 AnxietyBC和UBC Anxiety Projects Lab 攜手合作製作了這個有趣的三分鐘動畫短片,引導您正面的幫助您的孩子輕鬆面對初入幼兒園的這一段過渡期。   刚入学的日子,对于年幼的孩子和家长来说,往往都是艰难的。 AnxietyBC和UBC Anxiety Projects Lab 携手合作制作了这个有趣的三分钟动画短片,引导您正面的帮助您的孩子轻松面对初入幼儿园的这一段过渡期。   
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder. Children and teens with GAD worry excessively and uncontrollably about daily life events.Key Points: * Although younger children can show signs of excessive worry, children usually develop...
Key Points: Many children will develop OCD early, starting between ages seven and 12. In fact, most adults with OCD say their symptoms started when they were children. OCD is more common in boys before the age of 12. After puberty, boys and girls...
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a major trauma. Children and teens with PTSD can have a number of symptoms after a trauma that fall into three categories: Reliving the...
Children and teens with Panic Disorder experience unexpected and repeated panic attacks. This is typically followed by at least one month of concern about having additional attacks and/or a fear of something bad happening because of the panic attack...
Children and teens with Social Anxiety Disorder have an excessive fear of social and/or performance situations. They are overly concerned that they may do something embarrassing or humiliating, or others will think badly of them. These children...
Fears are common and expected in childhood; however, for some children and teens, their fears can become very severe over time, and even develop into a phobia. A phobia is an intense and unreasonable fear of a specific object or situation. This...
Strategies for helping kids who are very "shy" or who have selective mutism be brave and talk at home, school and in public.Do you know a child who doesn't speak in some social situations despite speaking freely in others? Learn the latest about...
Presented in partnership with AnxietyBC and The FORCE Society For Kids' Mental HealthVideo Description: Anxiety is the most commonly diagnosed mental health condition in children and youth. 1 in 4 children experience significant anxiety at some...
這個簡短的影片解釋何為選擇性緘默症,並提供實用的策略,讓你可以在日常生活中,幫助­患有選擇性緘默症的孩子學會如何在不同的場合裡,與不熟悉的人,更從容地交談。
Selective mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder that is diagnosed when a child consistently does not speak in some situations, but speaks comfortably in other situations. This 10 minute short video explains selective mutism and shows the viewer...
Millie worries about having panic attacks and avoids situations where she might have one, like the mall. Learn more about Millie's story!This is Millie's fear ladder.Millie is also afraid to be at home alone. She can make another fear ladder to...
Do you have mild to moderate anxiety? Do you have a diagnosed (or suspected) anxiety disorder? Below is a list of six anxiety disorders and subtypes. Click the link to visit our website and learn more general strategies for managing your anxiety at...
Jacob has generalized anxiety, which means he spends a lot of time worrying about a lot of different things. Although everyone worries sometimes, Jacob's worries are excessive (a lot more than other people) and hard to control.For more on Jacob's...
It is natural that we want to avoid things that make us anxious. Although doing what our anxiety is telling us to do helps in the short term, there is a huge hidden cost; the more we avoid, the more likely our anxiety will continue to grow. One of...
Jacob worries a lot and avoids things that might trigger his worry, like watching the news about crime in his neighbourhood. Hear more about Jacob's story!Jacob's Fear Ladder.Jacob also gets anxious about making mistakes and being in new or...
Because we are human, we sometimes have thoughts that scare us. Our first urge is to try to get rid of them. The problem is that the more we try to push these distressing thoughts away, the more these thoughts can actually increase in intensity and...
Christine has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Obsessions are unwanted thoughts, impulses, or images that get stuck in your head and bother you (such as excessive doubts, fear of germs, fear of hurting yourself or others, needing things to be...
It is sometimes hard to determine when anxiety is becoming a problem. This is because it is normal to feel some anxiety and anxiety levels wax and wane over time. We need to ask ourselves whether anxiety is causing us significant distress and...
Christine has a fear of germs. She worries that if she touches something dirty she could get sick and even die! Learn more about Christine's story!Christine's Fear Ladder.Christine is also afraid to eat anything with her hands because she...
By developing self-compassion, we can balance out the self-critical thoughts that can leave us feeling exhausted, down, and anxious. This can include turning down the volume of the self-critical voice and giving ourselves credit for our successes....
Anita has a phobia. Phobias are really intense fears of certain places, situations, or things. Common phobias include insects, animals, blood, needles, heights, going to the dentist, flying, and small, enclosed spaces.See Anita's story.See how Anita...
This website was specifically designed for expectant and new moms who find themselves struggling with anxiety. Anxiety during this life transition is very common as there are so many unknowns and uncertainties. Luckily, there ARE effective...
Anita had a phobia of wasps and bees, and avoids going places where she thinks she might get stung. Hear more about Anita's story!Anita's Fear Ladder (learning to manage fears).Anita also has a fear of needles and can build a separate fear...
This introductory video explains how to create a My Anxiety Plan (MAP). This video will explain how to navigate through the session-to-session guide and how to use the tools offered in MAP.
You sit down to write the test. Suddenly, your heart starts pounding, you can't breath, and your mind goes blank. Sound familiar? Everyone gets anxious. But sometimes anxiety can become a problem. It can be hard to know how to cope and where to get...
Aman has symptoms of post-traumatic stress. This is an anxiety problem that can develop after someone has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event (like a car accident, or a sexual or physical assault). People who have post-traumatic stress tend...
This video reviews Part 1 of Creating a MAP and provides general information that applies to all anxiety and related problems. The OBJECTIVE of the sessions outlined here in PART 1, is to help you become an expert in how anxiety works and to prepare...
Most people do not recognize their anxiety for what it is, and instead think there is something "wrong" with them. Some people are preoccupied with the symptoms of anxiety (e.g. stomach aches, increased heart rate, shortness of breath, etc.). Others...
My Story is one of three videos in a series to introduce you to CBT by four individuals who have used the therapy to improve their lives. These are not actors, but individuals sharing their experiences.
Aman was in a car accident and has been avoiding learning to drive a car because he's afraid he'll be in another accident. Hear more about Aman's story.See Aman's fear ladder.Aman is also afraid to go near the scene of his accident. He can...
This video reviews Part 2 of Creating a MAP where you will learn about what happens in the brain and body when we are anxious. There is plenty of information to help you meet this section's objective of becoming an expert on anxiety.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD, is an anxiety disorder that affects about 5% of the population. People with GAD worry excessively and uncontrollably about daily life events and activities. They often experience uncomfortable physical symptoms...
CBT Skills is one of three videos in a series to introduce you to CBT by four individuals who have used the therapy to improve their lives. These are not actors, but individuals sharing their experiences.
This video reviews Part 3 of Creating a MAP and will help you to learn the ways thinking can impact anxiety, making it worse or making it better. You will learn a variety of “thinking” tools designed to reduce unwanted or excessive anxiety.
Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorders, affecting between 7 and 13% of the population. People with social anxiety disorder tend to feel quite nervous or uncomfortable in social situations. They are very concerned that...
Results is one of three videos in a series to introduce you to CBT by four individuals who have used the therapy to improve their lives. These are not actors, but individuals sharing their experiences.
This video reviews Part 4 & 5 of Creating a MAP with the objective of helping you to confront your anxiety, and to no longer let anxiety be the boss. You will learn, through a gradual, step-by-step process, how to face your fears one by one,...
Are you afraid to fly? Do needles make you nervous? Do you avoid dental appointments, elevators, or contact with spiders because you are scared? If so, you may have a phobia. Phobias are intense fears about specific places, situations or things....
Watch the full video is all three videos in a series to introduce you to CBT by four individuals who have used the therapy to improve their lives. These are not actors, but individuals sharing their experiences.
Let's be honest, everyone gets anxious. Sometimes we just need the words to start talking about it and some tools to cope. 
This video demonstrates how to create a personalized My Anxiety Plan (MAP). You may use this section if the templates system used in Parts 1 to 4 are not an option for you, or you are unsure of what anxiety disorder or type of anxiety your child has...
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that can develop after an individual has experienced or witnessed a major trauma. There are many different types of symptoms that someone can have after a trauma, but PTSD symptoms fall into 3...
Take a few minutes of your time to watch this short video about some facts around anxiety and anxiety disorders. Learn what CBT can do for you. 
Let's be honest, everyone gets anxious. Sometimes we just need a new perspective and some tools to cope.
This video demonstrates how to create a My Anxiety Plan (MAP). This video will explain how to navigate through the session-to-session guide and how to use the tools offered in MAP.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects about 1-2% of the population. People with OCD experience both obsessions and compulsions. * Obsessions are unwanted and disturbing thoughts, images, or impulses that suddenly...
Rob has social anxiety, which is an excessive fear of social or performance situations. He is overly worried that he'll do something to embarrass himself or that others will think badly of him.  Find Rob's story here.See how Rob learned to...
You worry you'll sweat, your hands will tremble, your voice will shake, you'll spill your drink, your mind will go blank, and you'll say something stupid. Sound familiar? Everyone gets anxious. But sometimes anxiety can become a problem. It can be...
Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder that affects about 3.5% of the population. People with panic disorder experience unexpected and repeated panic attacks. They become terrified that they may have more attacks and fear that something bad will...
Rob has social anxiety and feels uncomfortable talking to girls.Hear more about Rob's story.Here is Rob's fear ladder.Rob is also afraid to ask and answer questions in class. He can make a separate fear ladder to face that fear.This is a simulation...
Do you feel nervous or anxious when talking to others? Do you feel self-conscious and worry about what others think? Does social anxiety stop you from doing things and enjoying life? Everyone gets anxious. But sometimes anxiety can become a problem...
Millie suffers from panic disorder. She has unexpected panic attacks, which are sudden rushes of very intense fear. When she has these attacks, she worries that something horrible is going to happen to her, such as fainting, going crazy, losing...
Do you frequently worry? Are you unable to relax or turn off your mind? Do worries keep you up at night and stop you from enjoying things? Everyone gets anxious. But sometimes anxiety can become a problem. It can be hard to know how to cope and...