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SparkleCast Episode 3 – Managing Anxiety with Renee Jain

SparkleCast Episode 3 – Managing Anxiety with Renee Jain

Renee Jain is one of the nation’s most respected childhood happiness and resilience experts. She is founder and Chief Storyteller at GoZen! – an online anxiety relief program.

In this episode of SparkleCast, Renee, David, and Rebecca discuss how storytelling can not only change perspectives but also help children face fears, dismantle panic and undo patterns of anxiety.

Story:Someone Else's Dragon” from the By Thistle By Thimble Series.


  • How to listen to the little guidance inside yourself

  • Making room for "darker" emotions and embracing fear

  • The “laddering” approach to meeting difficult thresholds

SparkleCast Episode 3 – Managing Anxiety with Renee Jain


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More about Renee Jain!

Renee Jain is the founder and Chief Storyteller at GoZen! She uses her many talents, specialized education, and business acumen in pursuit of her life’s mission: To provide whole-brain education to children three years of age and older, regardless of where they live or of their family’s socioeconomic background.

Renee is recognized as a pioneer in marrying technology and child psychology in a unique approach that nurtures the hearts and minds of kids. Through her writing, product invention and development, masterclasses for parents, and children’s advocacy, she works to build the emotional intelligence of kids, including resilience, empathy, kindness, and critical thinking.

About the Author

Rebecca Beegle

Sparkle Stories Production Manager

Rebecca is Sparkle Stories' former production manager and co-host (along with David) of the SparkleCast podcast. She is also a writer, producer, and storyteller who performs in theaters, films, and living rooms. Find out more at

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