Unconventional therapy tools for anxiety

Our PBS practitioner Brittany uses the language of the Potterverse to support Lucas.

Life is full of anxieties and challenges, and sometimes we need to be creative in order to manage them!

Brittany, one of our Positive Behaviour Support practitioners, has been supporting Lucas* through Telehealth using unconventional therapy tools to help him manage his anxiety. This includes basing their activities around Lucas’s interests! For example, Lucas is a fan of Harry Potter, and Brittany talks to him using the language of the Potterverse. They have recently worked on using a “Patronus” or helpful thoughts to defeat “dementors” or sadness.

In the world of Harry Potter, the Patronus is a defensive spell, and Lucas is creating his own kind of magic to help himself cope with difficult problems.

With Brittany’s support, Lucas is now better able to make choices throughout the day, communicate his feelings with others and is more resilient with challenging tasks.

If you would like to book an appointment with Brittany or another Positive Behaviour Support practitioner from Better Rehab, please call our friendly Admin team on 1300 0 REHAB (1300 073 422).

*Lucas is a pseudonym, as the participant has requested that his name be changed for this story.