Seperation anxiety can disrupt a child's life and cause them to miss out on all the joys of childhood. But is the child really the one having a hard time letting go?

Children have an uncanny way of sensing emotions and tend to live in the unconscious of their parents. So when a parent suffers with anxiousness, that fear or paranioa can be equally realized by their children.

In this video, I'll provide some guidance on how to handle these manifestations caused by the often referred to, helicopter parents.

Enjoy the video,
Paul Foxman, Ph.D.

The floating technique includes four steps and can be used with both adults and children struggling with anxiety and panic disorder. Learn more in this short video with Paul Foxman, Ph.D.


Paul Foxman, Ph.D., has led hundreds of workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada, and he has appeared on television and radio as an expert on the topic of anxiety.  His books include The Clinician’s Guide to Anxiety Disorders in Kids & Teens (PESI, 2016), Dancing with Fear (Hunter House, 2007) and award-winning The Worried Child (Hunter House, 2004). He also co-authored a casebook, Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders (with Glatzer) (Hunter House, 2002).  Dr. Foxman is known for his knowledge and clarity, sense of humor, compassion, and engaging speaking style.

Dr. Foxman is a clinical psychologist, as well as founder and director of the Vermont Center for Anxiety Disorders.  In 1985 he co-founded the Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne, VT, now flourishing from kindergarten through high school.  Dr. Foxman has over 40 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, community mental health centers, schools and private practice.

Dr. Foxman’s education includes Yale University (B.A. in Psychology), Peabody College of Vanderbilt University (Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology), and training at the Department of Psychiatry of Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, the Kennedy Child Study Center in Nashville, and the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute. 




Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Dr. Paul Foxman is the founder/director of the Center for Anxiety Disorders.   He is an author for Hunter House and receives royalties.  He is an author for Jason Aronson, Inc. and receives royalties.  He is an author for Da Capo Press and receives royalties.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Nonfinancial: Dr. Paul Foxman co-founded the Lake Champlain Waldorf School.