Anxiety- choose your own adventure

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by Allentown SEL

Price: 250 points or $2.5 USD

Subjects: sel,speech

Grades: 6,7,8,9,10

Description: Embark on a powerful and educational journey with "Middle School Mayhem: A Journey Through Anxiety," an interactive text adventure designed to help 7th graders navigate the complexities of middle school life while managing anxiety. This adventure places students in the shoes of Jamie, a middle schooler who faces a series of day-to-day challenges that are typical for any student but can evoke strong feelings of anxiety. Through this immersive story, players are presented with various scenarios ranging from overwhelming hallways and unexpected quizzes to the dynamics of lunchtime socials. At each turn, they must make decisions that not only progress the story but also teach effective strategies for coping with anxiety. These choices help students understand the connection between thoughts, emotions, and actions, emphasizing the importance of re-framing thoughts and choosing constructive behaviors. "Middle School Mayhem" is an excellent resource for counselors, educators, and parents seeking to equip their children or students with the tools to handle anxiety. By simulating real-life situations, the game fosters resilience, encourages positive thinking, and builds social skills, all within a safe and engaging virtual environment. Players learn to recognize their feelings, reflect on their decision-making process, and apply practical techniques to manage stress and anxiety.