Exploring Food Allergy Families

Tips for Managing Oral Food Challenge Anxiety; Guest: Fawn McNeil-Haber, PhD [Ep. 14]

April 19, 2021 Tamara Hubbard, LCPC (The Food Allergy Counselor website) Season 2 Episode 14
Exploring Food Allergy Families
Tips for Managing Oral Food Challenge Anxiety; Guest: Fawn McNeil-Haber, PhD [Ep. 14]
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Exploring Food Allergy Families
Tips for Managing Oral Food Challenge Anxiety; Guest: Fawn McNeil-Haber, PhD [Ep. 14]
Apr 19, 2021 Season 2 Episode 14
Tamara Hubbard, LCPC (The Food Allergy Counselor website)

It's common to feel nervous or anxious in anticipation of an oral food challenge (OFC). On this episode, fellow allergy-informed therapist Fawn McNeil-Haber, PhD and I will discuss navigating oral food challenge anxiety. We will specifically explore: 

  • Tips to encourage readiness  for kids, teens, parents and adults
  • Anxiety management strategies to practice 
  • Tips to help determine anxiety versus allergic reaction sensations
  • Strategies to navigate nerves during the actual OFC appointment
  • How far in advance to tell your child about an OFC 
  • Answering the question "How does the allergist know what's happening in my body?"
  • The importance of having a mantra
  • A fun idea parents can prepare for the actual appointment

Take advantage of two allergy-informed behavioral health clinicians discussing strategies to navigate oral food challenges! And please feel free to let us know if this episode resonated with you by leaving a rating or review, by sharing this episode, or by connecting with us.

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Show Notes

It's common to feel nervous or anxious in anticipation of an oral food challenge (OFC). On this episode, fellow allergy-informed therapist Fawn McNeil-Haber, PhD and I will discuss navigating oral food challenge anxiety. We will specifically explore: 

  • Tips to encourage readiness  for kids, teens, parents and adults
  • Anxiety management strategies to practice 
  • Tips to help determine anxiety versus allergic reaction sensations
  • Strategies to navigate nerves during the actual OFC appointment
  • How far in advance to tell your child about an OFC 
  • Answering the question "How does the allergist know what's happening in my body?"
  • The importance of having a mantra
  • A fun idea parents can prepare for the actual appointment

Take advantage of two allergy-informed behavioral health clinicians discussing strategies to navigate oral food challenges! And please feel free to let us know if this episode resonated with you by leaving a rating or review, by sharing this episode, or by connecting with us.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CONNECT VIA SOCIAL MEDIA!