The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens
First, the bad news: teenage years are some of the most stressful of life. Up to 70 percent of teens say they're stressed out, and with pressure about grades at school, parents who just don't seem to get it, and friends who drive them crazy, it's no wonder. Here's the good news! If young people learn a few strategies for getting stress under control now, they'll have the skills they need to deal with problems and difficult feelings that life presents in high school and beyond.
The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens is a collection of 37 simple workbook activities that will teach young people to reduce their worries using a technique called mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way to be aware of one's thoughts and feelings in the present moment. Young people can use mindfulness when they start to feel as though things are spinning out of control, so they can stop worrying about what might happen and focus instead on what's happening now. Soon, teens will be well on their way to developing resilience and a new kind of strength.
Many teens find it easy to look at their negative qualities or feel there is no way to fix their problems or stress. This book is about building on the resources, skills,and positive qualities that teens might not even realize they have. It is a way to move from “I'm powerless” thinking to “I can do it!” thinking.
This book is from New Harbinger Publications, which for 40 years has brought readers effective, scientifically sound self-help books that deal with a range of topics in psychology, health and personal growth. All of New Harbinger’s books are grounded in science, careful research, and a tradition of empirically validated clinical practice.
“This book is an incredible resource for teens, parents, and therapists. It offers easy tools any teen can use.” -- Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D., author of The Gift of ADHD and Listening to Depression