This resource uses the acronym FACE as a structured approach to manage anxiety using mental, emotional and physical responses.
It is best to teach each stage of the process when children and young people are calm and relaxed. The visual prompt could be laminated and kept in a place where it is easy to access. Here we have used princesses and superheroes to aid motivation and understanding. You can adapt to use visual supports involving vehicles, animals or other special interest activities. Young people might also want to design their own acronym involving strategies that work best for them. The strategy is adatpted from the TEACCH programme.