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Autism Playbook for Teens

Irene McHenry
Authors:
Irene McHenry

Teens with autism have the potential to be excellent actors.They are natural observers-able to study, imitate, and learn social behavior. The Autism Playbook for Teens is designed to bolster these strengths with mindfulness strategies and roleplaying scripts, while also helping teens reduce anxiety, manage emotions, be more aware in the present moment, and connect with others.This book offers a unique, strengths-based approach to help teens with autism spectrum (including Asperger's Syndrome) develop social skills, strengthen communication, and thrive. The activities contained in each chapter are custom-designed to work with the unique perspectives, sensory processing, neurological strengths and challenges that teens with autism bring to their encounters with the social world. By engaging in these activities, teens will gain an authentic awareness of their surroundings, leading to better social interaction that is also rewarding, interesting, and fun. The delightful and creative activities in this book are grounded in well-documented clinical observations and current empirical studies. They also take into account the real neurological differences that exist in young people with autism, and focuses on the unique pathways needed to connect with and inspire these exceptional and fabulous teenagers.

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Beyond The Blues

Lisa. M. Schab
Authors:
Lisa. M. Schab

Despite what you might have been told, the feelings of sadness and hopelessness you may be struggling with are probably not "just a phase" or "something you'll grow out of." As many as 20 percent of people your age have symptoms of serious depression, yet many teens and even many adults don't recognize the signs. Only half of depressed teens get the help they need to overcome these feelings. If you're feeling depressed, this workbook offers things you can do, both on your own and with a counselor, to feel better. The activities in Beyond the Blues can help you cope with sad and difficult feelings, find new ways to make friends, and deal with conflicts. Little by little and on your own schedule, you can make small changes in your life that will lead you to a brighter, more enjoyable future.

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Body Image Workbook for Teens

Julia V. Taylor
Authors:
Julia V. Taylor

Like most teens, you want to feel good about the way you look. But what happens when the way you look just doesn't fell good enough? Whether it's online, on TV, or in magazines, images of thin, beautiful-and often photo-shopped-young women are everywhere. As a result, you may feel an intense pressure to be 'perfect.' But did you know that only 5 percent of the population has the body type of most actresses and models? So how can you start feeling good about who you are, not who you could be?In order to gain real confidence and Body acceptance, you need to change the way you think about yourself. In The Body Image Workbook for Teens, you'll find practical exercises and tips that address the most common factors that can lead to negative body image, including; comparison, negative self-talk, unrealistic media images, societal and family pressure, perfectionism, toxic friendships, and a drear of disappointing others. You'll also learn powerful coping strategies to deal with the daily pressure of being a teenage girl.Being a teen girl in today's world is hard, an no one knows that more than you. But if you are ready to stop comparing yourself to others, silence your inner critic, and build real, lasting self-confidence-an attractive trait in itself-this book is your go to guide.

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Bullying Workbook for Teens

Raychelle Lohmann
Authors:
Raychelle Lohmann

The Bullying Workbook for Teens incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help ease anxiety, fear, stress, and other emotions associated with being bullied. The workbook is made up 42 step-by-step self-help activities designed to help you learn anti-bullying tips and strategies; manage emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger, and depression; and learn constructive communication skills to help you express your feelings.With this workbook as your guide, you will also learn how to identify toxic friendships, how to build your own self-confidence, and importantly, how to ask for help when bullying gets out of control or if you are feeling suicidal. The exercises in this book are designed to be useful in everyday situations, so that you can combat bullying or cyberbullying in your life. Whether you are a straight A student, a cheerleader, a member of the LGBT community, or encompass all of these things, you should know that bullying can happen to anyone. But there is hope to make a change and stand up for yourself, once and for all.If you are a teen victim of bullycide, this book will offer sound psychological support to help you gain confidence in yourself and in your interactions with others. It is also a great resource for parents, educators, and counseling professionals.

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Mindfulness for Teen Anger

Jason Robert Murphy, Mark C. Purcell
Authors:
Jason Robert Murphy, Mark C. Purcell

Do you ever feel so frustrated with school, friends, parents, and life in general that you lose control of your emotions and lash out? You shouldn't feel ashamed. Being a teen in today's world is hard, but it's even harder when you're unable to keep your cool in stressful situations. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make positive changes in your life.Using proven effective mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Mindfulness for Teen Anger will teach you the difference between healthy and unhealthy forms of anger. Inside, you'll learn how to make better choices, how to stop overreacting, find emotional balance, and be more aware of your thoughts and feelings in the moment. You'll also learn skills for building positive relationships with peers, friends, and family.As a teen, the relationship skills you learn now can help you thrive in the future. With a little help, and by cultivating compassion and understanding for yourself and others, you will be able to transform your fear and anger into confidence and kindness.

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Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety

Christopher Willard
Authors:
Christopher Willard

Being a teen is hard enough without anxiety getting in the way. You are changing more than ever before, not just physically, but mentally. And if you suffer from panic attacks, chronic worry, and feelings of isolation, it can be very difficult to meet your goals and succeed. The good news is that there are real, powerful ways that you can take control of your anxiety-and your life!In Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety psychologist and learning specialist Christopher Willard offers teens like you proven-effective, mindfulness-based practices to help you cope with your anxiety, identify common triggers (such as dating or school performance), learn valuable time-management skills, and feel more calm at home, at school, and with friends.You'll learn tips for dealing with specific situations that cause anxiety, such as public speaking, social anxiety, test anxiety, and more. You'll also learn special breathing exercises to help calm you in moments of panic, and guided visualization exercises to help you stay cool and collected, even in the tensest situations.

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PTSD Workbook for Teens

Libbi Palmer
Authors:
Libbi Palmer

Most children are exposed to a traumatic event by age sixteen, and while some may recover from the shock, many others struggle with the lingering flashbacks, hypervigilance, and insomnia that are associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The PTSD Workbook for Teens is the first workbook for teens with PTSD and trauma-related difficulties. It incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), an approach that it proven to help teens work through their symptoms and make progress in overcoming them. Each worksheet and activity encourages teen readers to re-establish a sense of safety, manage their thoughts and feelings appropriately, remember and mourn their traumatic experience, and reconnect with a positive sense of self. Written by a psychologist specializing in trauma with over twenty years of experience, this workbook will help thousands of teens take back their lives from traumatic memories and PTSD-related symptoms.

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Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens

Lisa. M. Schab
Authors:
Lisa. M. Schab

As a teen, it is incredibly important to have self-confidence, especially when you consider societal pressures about appearance and grades. Just growing up is difficult in and of itself, and in the midst of all this life-related stress, you may not be seeing yourself clearly. In fact, you may be magnifying your weaknesses and minimizing-or even ignoring-your true assets.Psychologists believe that low self-esteem is at the root of many emotional problems. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving of the respect of others. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your opinions and ideas, and may find yourself fading into the background of life. Without some measure of self-worth, you cannot accomplish your goals.In The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens, you will learn to develop a healthy, realistic view of yourself that includes honest assessments of your weaknesses and strengths, and you will learn to respect yourself, faults and all. You will also learn the difference between self-esteem and being self-centered, self-absorbed, or selfish. Finally, this book will show you how to distinguish the outer appearance of confidence from the quiet, steady, inner acceptance and humility of true self-esteem.The book also includes practical exercises to help you deal with setbacks and self-doubt, skills for dealing with criticism, and activities that will aid in the development of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-worth. With the right amount of self-confidence, you will have the emotional resources you need to reach your goals.

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Social Success Workbook For Teens: Skill-Building Activities for Teens with Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, and Other Social-Skill Problems

Barbara Cooper
Authors:
Barbara Cooper

Making friends is a skill like any other-there are rules to follow, ways to measure your progress, and reasons why some people are better at it than others. Although it may seem like this skill comes naturally to those who don't have Asperger's disorder, nonverbal learning disorder (NLD), or other problems relating to others, the reality is that even the most popular people must constantly hone their abilities in order to make new friends and keep the friends they already have. This workbook includes forty activities you can do to recognize and use your unique strengths, understand the unspoken rules behind how people relate to each other, and improve your social skills. After completing the activities in this workbook, you will discover that you can get along with others and build friendships despite the challenges you face. All you need is the confidence to be yourself while still keeping the feelings of others in mind.

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Stopping The Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut and Self-Injure

Lawrence E. Shapiro
Authors:
Lawrence E. Shapiro

This comprehensive workbook helps teens who self-injure explore the reasons behind their need to hurt themselves and sets forth positive ways to deal with the issues of stress and control. The activities in this workbook provide teens with safe, effective alternatives to self-injury and help them develop a plan to stay healthy.If you're cutting or hurting yourself you're not alone. Thousands of teens across the country think that hurting themselves is the only way they can feel better, even though they continue to feel alone and out of control.There are a lot of reasons why teens hurt themselves. None of them are your fault. You can't change your past, but there is a lot you can do, right now, to make your future a place you'd like to spend some time, a place free from the pain, loneliness and isolation of cutting. This workbook offers a great way for you to make it happen.The exercises in Stopping the Pain will help you explore why you self-injure and give you lots of ideas how you can stop. The book will help you learn new skills for dealing with issues in your life, reduce your stress, and reach out to others when you need to. Work through the book, or just check out the sections that speak to you the most. This is your own personal and private road map to regaining control of your life.

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Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, 2nd Edition

Gina M. Biegel
Authors:
Gina M. Biegel

Your teenage years are some of the most stressful of your life. With pressure about grades at school, parents who just don't seem to get it, dating, and friends who drive you crazy, it's no wonder. But here's the good news! If you learn a few strategies for getting stress under control now, you'll have the skills you need to deal with problems and difficult feelings that life sends your way - in high school and beyond.The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens is a collection of simple workbook activities that will teach you to reduce your worries using a technique called mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way to be aware of your thoughts and feelings in the present moment. You can use mindfulness when you start to feel as though things are spinning out of control, so you can stop worrying about what might happen and focus instead on what's happening now.If you're like many people, you find it easy to look at your negative qualities or feel there is no way to fix your problems or stress. This book is about building on the resources, skills, and positive qualities that you might not even realize you have. It is a way to move from "I'm powerless" thinking to "I can do it!" thinking.Hundreds of teens in mindfulness-based stress reduction classes have used activities like the ones in this book, and here is what some of them have said:"I have learned to let things go and move on from bad experiences.""I felt that the coping skills learned are easy enough and effective enough to be used when I need. I now feel at the very least that I have the ability to reduce my stress.""I learned new and different ways to stay relaxed and how to deal with stress and now I don't worry much."If they can do it, so can you! By practicing the skills outlined in this workbook, you'll be well on your way to developing lasting resilience and a new kind of strength - one that comes from within. Why not get started today?

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Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress (Instant Help)

Gina M. Biegel
Authors:
Gina M. Biegel

First, the bad news: your teenage years are some of the most stressful of your 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 you crazy, it's no wonder. Here's the good news! If you learn a few strategies for getting stress under control now, you'll have the skills you need to deal with problems and difficult feelings that life sends your way in high school and beyond.The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens is a collection of thirty-seven simple workbook activities that will teach you to reduce your worries using a technique called mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way to be aware of your thoughts and feelings in the present moment. You can use mindfulness when you start to feel as though things are spinning out of control, so you can stop worrying about what might happen and focus instead on what's happening now. Ready to get started? Open this workbook and try out the first activity. Soon, you'll be well on your way to developing resilience and a new kind of strength.If you're like many people, you find it easy to look at your negative qualities or feel there is no way to fix your problems or stress. This book is about building on the resources, skills, and positive qualities that you might not even realize you have. It is a way to move from "I'm powerless" thinking to "I can do it!" thinking.Hundreds of teens in mindfulness-based stress reduction classes have used activities like the ones in this book, and here is what some of them have said:"I have learned to let things go and move on from bad experiences.""I felt that the coping skills learned are easy enough and effective enough to be used when I need. I now feel at the very least that I have the ability to reduce my stress.""I learned new and different ways to stay relaxed and how to deal with stress and now I don't worry much."If they can do it, so can you!

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The ADHD Workbook for Teens

Lara Honos-Webb
Authors:
Lara Honos-Webb

Focus on Your Strengths and Overcome ADHDSymptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, can strike at any time-during class, when you're listening to a friend's story, while doing homework, and did we mention during class? You might find it difficult to pay attention and sit still when your impulses are constantly tempting you to do the opposite. In The ADHD Workbook for Teens, you'll learn simple skills you can use to confidently handle school, make and keep friends, and organize and finish every project you start.This workbook helps you find out who you really are through a series of exercises and worksheets that focus on identifying your strengths and interests. Then, you'll begin using those strengths to create strategies for overcoming the ADHD-related issues you struggle with.Learn how to calm yourself down when you feel hyperactive or impulsiveDevelop plans for meeting the goals that matter to you mostGet your life under control and organize your scheduleImprove your social life by becoming a better listener and friend

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The OCD Workbook for Kids

Anthony Puliafico, Joanna Robin
Authors:
Anthony Puliafico, Joanna Robin

Does your child have OCD? In this much-needed Instant Help workbook, kids will learn to identify obsessions and compulsions, understand them, and use simple tools based in exposure and ritual prevention to cope with and overcome this difficult disorder. If your child has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), he or she may suffer from obsessive thinking, use rituals to soothe anxiety, and act compulsively in ways that are disruptive and sometimes harmful. As you know all too well, OCD can greatly interfere with school, friends, and home life. So, how can you help your child be their very best? With this evidence-based workbook for kids, your child will learn how and why they struggle, and gain a greater understanding of what OCD is by identifying common symptoms, including contamination concerns, fear of harm, need for order/symmetry, and excessive doubting. Your child will then be gently guided to name their own symptoms and rate the extent to which each symptom causes them anxiety.The workbook also provides a framework for children to apply exposure and ritual prevention strategies to anxiety-provoking situations independently or with help from you or a caregiver. Detailed instructions for completing exposure exercises will be covered, including how long exposures should last, and how often they should be repeated. Finally, the workbook will show you and your child how to build a solid support system of family, friends, teachers, and professionals to aid you in managing OCD symptoms and building a lifestyle that will help you both deal with your child's symptoms more effectively.If your child's OCD is holding them back from living the happy childhood you want for them, this easy-to-read and practical workbook can help them cope with symptoms and really thrive-at home, in the classroom, and well into adulthood.

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The Panic Workbook for Teens

Debra Kissen
Authors:
Debra Kissen

If you're like many other teens with a panic disorder, you may sometimes feel like walls are closing in on you, or that something dreadful is about to happen. The most frustrating thing about panic attacks is that they can happen anytime, anywhere-sometimes when you least expect them-and you may go through your day fearing another attack. So, how can you start managing your panic before it gets in the way of school, friends, and your life?In The Panic Workbook for Teens, three anxiety specialists will show you how to identify anxiety-causing thoughts and behaviors, mindfully observe your panic attacks instead of struggling against them, and experience sensations associated with panic until you discover that these sensations may be uncomfortable-but not dangerous.No matter what situation you find yourself in, by learning how to objectively monitor your panic attacks, you'll gain a sense of control and learn to work through even the toughest moments of extreme anxiety-whether you're taking a test, on a first date, or at a job interview.

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The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens

Michael A. Tompkins, Jonathan Barkin
Authors:
Michael A. Tompkins, Jonathan Barkin

Today's teens are totally stressed. Based on the self-help classic, The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, this evidence-based guide will help you develop a game plan for reducing stress so you can focus on reaching your goals.Are you feeling stressed out? You aren't alone. Between school, tests, friendships, dating, the latest drama on social media, college applications, and a bunch of confusing physical changes, it's no wonder that stress is a major mental health issue for many of today's teens. The good news is that there are simple ways you can reduce your stress and reach your goals. This workbook will show you how.With The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, you'll learn to understand the underlying causes of your stress. You'll discover practical mindfulness and breathing techniques to help you calm your mind and body in moments of worry and anxiety. You'll also find tips for moving past "what ifs" and "shoulds," strategies for managing negative thoughts and emotions, and tools to help you develop your own personalized plan for dealing with stress. If you're ready to move past stress and worry and start focusing on your bright future, this workbook has everything you need to get started today. Teens need mental health resources more than ever. With over 1.2 million copies sold worldwide, Instant Help Books for teens are engaging, proven-effective, and recommended by therapists.

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The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens

Karen Bluth, Kristin Neff
Authors:
Karen Bluth, Kristin Neff

Your teen years are a time of change, growth, and-all too often-psychological struggle. To make matters worse, you are often own worst critic. The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens offers valuable tools based in mindfulness and self-compassion to help you overcome self-judgment and self-criticism, cultivate compassion toward yourself and others, and embrace who you really are. As a teen, you're going through major changes-both physically and mentally. These changes can have a dramatic effect on how you perceive, understand, and interpret the world around you, leaving you feeling stressed and anxious. Additionally, you may also find yourself comparing yourself to others-whether its friends, classmates, or celebrities and models. And all of this comparison can leave you feeling like you just aren't enough. So, how can you move past feelings of stress and insecurity and start living the life you really want? Written by psychologist Karen Bluth and based on practices adapted from Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer'sMindful Self-Compassion program, this workbook offers fun and tactile exercises grounded in mindfulness and self-compassion to help you cope more effectively with the ongoing challenges of day-to-day life. You'll learn how to be present with difficult emotions, and respond to these emotions with greater kindness and self-care. By practicing these activities and meditations, you'll learn specific tools to help you navigate the emotional ups and downs of the teen years with greater ease.Life is imperfect-and so are we. But if you're ready to move past self-criticism and self-judgment and embrace your unique self, this compassionate guide will light the way.

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The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, Sheela Raja
Authors:
Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, Sheela Raja

If you've been sexually abused or experienced sexual trauma, you may feel confused, angry, ashamed, and unable to move forward emotionally. You're not alone. Like many teens who've been abused, you may be tempted to keep the secret locked deep inside and feel uncomfortable discussing your struggles with others. If so, this book can help you find your voice.This empowering workbook will help you move past your trauma and serve as a comforting reminder that you are strong and resilient. Healing is possible-and with healing, comes victory. In this book, you'll find true stories from other teen survivors, and in reading the stories you'll find reassurance in knowing you aren't alone in your experiences. You'll also find practical and proven-effective strategies and exercises to help promote emotional healing and reclaim your sense of self.Sexual abuse or trauma may be a part of your past, but it doesn't need to define who you are now. This book will help you as you start on the path toward healing so you can move forward with confidence.

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The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens

Jennifer Shannon
Authors:
Jennifer Shannon

During the adolescent years, teens learn to grow more independent of their parents and families and focus instead on social development. But millions of teens with social anxiety and shyness would much rather bypass this critical stage. Shy teens may want to break out of their shell but feel uncertain how to do so, or may be anxious about being judged by their peers. The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens offers a complete program based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for helping teens break free from social anxiety and stop worrying about what others think. This book helps teens come to see that painful emotions, such as embarrassment, are inevitable and survivable. The comic-strip-style illustrations, exercises, and worksheets in this book address all aspects of social anxiety, from missing out on high school dances to going to job interviews. It also includes help for teens who have anxiety about blushing in public and speaking up in class.

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Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens

Leslie Sokol, Marci Fox
Authors:
Leslie Sokol, Marci Fox

Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens offers young readers a teen-focused, breakthrough program for eliminating self-doubt and increasing confidence and self-esteem. Studies show that self-confidence plummets during the teenage years, when complex social relationships begin to take center stage and teens begin to assert their independence from parents and families. As a result, teens become more vulnerable to peer pressure, self-doubt, depression, and anxiety. Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens is a cognitive therapy guide teens can use to recognize and reframe self-doubt and "give up" thoughts in order to replace them with more confident, positive thoughts about themselves. The authors adapt the strategies from their book Think Confident, Be Confident to situations teens face: social life, performing at school and work, family life, and difficult life events.