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Growing Happy, Healthy Young Minds

Expert Advice on the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People

By Ramesh Manocha

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This is the most authoritative and up-to-date collection of information about a range of issues affecting young people today, including drugs and alcohol, bullying, mental health and eating disorders.

The world is getting harder for young people, and for the people who care about them: parents, teachers, school counsellors and concerned relatives. Generation Next is an organisation that gathers experts in several fields to provide information for professionals - now that expertise is gathered in this volume for everyone else. Each chapter contains easily accessible information, along with more detail and resources for those who wish to find out more.

In this comprehensive volume there will be the latest information on many topics, including:
Helping young people get help for mental health problems
Bullying
Anxiety
Depression
Understanding self-harm
Child sexual abuse
Alcohol and Drugs and how to communicate with young people about them
Teens, Parties and Alcohol: A practical guide to keeping them safe
Eating Disorders
Body Image
Resilience and Positive Psychology
Understanding the Teenage Brain
Online Time Management

Biographical Notes

Dr Ramesh Manocha is an Australian GP and researcher based at the Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, Sydney University, where he coordinates the Meditation Research Programme. For the past 15 years he has conducted clinical trials and scientific investigations into the practical applications of meditation. As a result he is now recognised as a leading authority in this field. Recently, Dr Manocha founded Generation Next a national education programme aimed at educating professionals and parents about the mental health crisis facing our young people and how it to deal with it. He is also recognised as a leading developer of professional education resources in the field of women's and children's health, mental health and adolescent medicine. For more information visit: http://www.beyondthemind.com

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Nurturing Young Minds

Ramesh Manocha
Authors:
Ramesh Manocha

Being a teenager has never been easy, but the digital age has brought with it unique challenges for young people and the adults in their lives. Nurturing Young Minds: Mental Wellbeing in the Digital Age collects expert advice on how to tackle the terrors of the twenty-first century and is a companion to Growing Happy, Healthy Young Minds. A comprehensive and easily accessible guide for parents, teachers, counsellors and health care professionals, this book contains important advice about managing online behaviour, computer game addiction and cyberbullying, as well as essential information on learning disorders, social skills and emotional health. This volume includes up-to-date information on:Understanding Teen Sleep and Drowsy Kids Emotions and Relationships Shape the Brain of Children Understanding the Teenage Brain Healthy Habits for a Digital Life Online Time Management Problematic Internet Use and How to Manage It Computer Game Addiction and Mental Wellbeing Sexting: Realities and Risks Cyberbullying, Cyber-harassment and Revenge Porn The 'Gamblification' of Computer Games Violent Video Games and Violent Behaviour Talking to Young People about Online Porn and Sexual Images Advice for Parents: Be a Mentor, Not a Friend E-mental Health Programs and Interventions Could it be Asperger's? Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties Friendship and Social Skills The Commercialisation of Childhood Sexualisation: Why Should we be Concerned? Porn as a Public Health Crisis How Boys are Travelling and What They Most Need Understanding and Managing Anger and AggressionUnderstanding Boys' Health Needs

New Harbinger

Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle

Neil D. Brown
Authors:
Neil D. Brown

In virtually all families, there are moments when teens are unhappy with parental limits, rules, and requests-as well as times when those kids are disobedient or noncompliant, or get caught up in the moment and make bad decisions. But the parent-teen control battle goes beyond this; it's a chronic relationship pattern that uses up the family's emotional resources and can seriously impact child identity, self-esteem, and development, and cause stress for everyone around.This book offers a thorough understanding of the control battle and a clear prescription to end it.With Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle, you'll learn about the three elements that support this chronic conflict- reactivity, negative emotional tone, and being "other-person oriented"-and discover the two key changes that can be made to address the underlying issues, allowing you to move toward a more positive way of seeing your teen and working on behavioral change. Using tools based in structural family therapy (SFT), which targets the core relationship pattern driving the control battle, you'll be able to address specific issues and create a healthier pattern.If you're tired of the constant battle for control and you're ready to cultivate a more loving, peaceful, and supportive environment for the whole family, this book has the skills and understanding you need to be successful, no matter what you and your teen face.

New Harbinger

Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities

Matthew Skinta, Aisling Curtin
Authors:
Matthew Skinta, Aisling Curtin
Non-Duality Press

The Wonder of Being

Jeff Foster
Authors:
Jeff Foster

What if life is infinitely simpler than you ever imagined?We spend our lives seeking wealth, success, love, fulfilment, and even "spiritual enlightenment" in the future. Yet right at the heart of life there is an intimacy, a simplicity, a wholeness that is totally beyond words-and which cannot be reached through any kind of effort. In our attempts to change, to improve ourselves, or become "enlightened," we end up ignoring this wordless intimacy which is our birthright and our true home.The Wonder of Being points to the eternal freedom which exists beyond the seeker and the sought, and shows us the hidden assumptions that underlie our seeking activities. With great humour, compassion and clarity, Jeff Foster reminds us of something we have always known-that life, as it is, is a miracle... and beyond our thoughts, we are already free.

Non-Duality Press

I Am

Jean Klein
Authors:
Jean Klein
Non-Duality Press

Be Who You Are

Jean Klein
Authors:
Jean Klein

Be Who You Are is one of the earliest published books of dialogues with Jean Klein. Written in the lucid and eloquent style which characterizes his work, each chapter is composed of an introductory discourse followed by questions and answers."The 'eternal present', our theme in these meetings, lies within the depth of ourselves. It is the eternal awareness of the Self. Seen from the Ultimate, the world projected by the mind appears and disappears, in other words, it "becomes". When we talk of time and space, it must be thoroughly understood that their reality is relative, it is a reality in the world of becoming. But beyond space-time is that stillness which knows no becoming."This much sought after book, by one of the most important exponents of Advaita in recent years, is now available again from Non-Duality Press.

New Harbinger

The Worry Trick

David A Carbonell
Authors:
David A Carbonell
New Harbinger

Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate

Troy DuFrene, Emily K. Sandoz
Authors:
Troy DuFrene, Emily K. Sandoz

It's no secret that body image dissatisfaction has reached epidemic levels, but what's less often understood is the effect that these unhealthy views about one's body can have on a person's overall mental health, body image problems are often at the root of social anxiety . This book takes a unique approach to addressing readers' struggles with their body image, as readers will not find the typical soothing arguments that their perceptions are wrong, and that their thoughts are irrational. Instead, readers learn to live with the reality that these often painful thoughts and beliefs about themselves will arise from time to time, and discover new ways of managing these thoughts without allowing them to dominate their lives. The assessments within, help readers to realize what body image difficulties have cost them and encourages them to choose a purpose for life that is more important. The book also includes a companion CD with guided audio mindfulness meditations and printable worksheets.

New Harbinger

Need to Please

Micki Fine
Authors:
Micki Fine

Do you have a hard time saying no to others, no matter how outrageous their requests? If so, you might be a chronic people-pleaser. Unfortunately, because we live in a society that praises putting the needs of others before ourselves, it can be difficult to break this bad habit. And while thinking of others is always commendable, there is a fine line between sacrifice and senseless approval seeking.In The Need to Please, a leading mindfulness expert and psychotherapist provides compassionate, mindfulness-based techniques that will help chronic people-pleasers like you address and overcome your fears of failure, inappropriate self-sacrificing, loss of personal identity, and voracious need of approval. In addition, you will learn to put an end to the codependent behaviors that lie at the heart of being a people-pleaser. Change is hard-especially when it means going against years of social conditioning. But if you're ready to "Just Say No," to others' demands and start saying, "Yes" to your own needs, this book can help. You can find out more about these mindfulness techniques at livingmindfully.org.

Hachette Australia

Silence Your Mind

Ramesh Manocha
Authors:
Ramesh Manocha

Can't sleep because your thoughts won't switch off? Does a constant stream of unnecessary chatter run thought your head? Mediation is a simple practice that can help you address these common experiences. Through scientifically based research SILENCE YOUR MIND shows how meditation can fit into your busy schedule to improve your sense of wellbeing, help you reach your potential in sport, work and creative pursuits, and increase the quality of your life. For just 10 minutes a day you can feel the benefits that meditation brings to your mental and physical health. Australia s world-leading expert on meditation, Dr Ramesh Manocha, writes in a clear, straight forward way that will appeal to people who wouldn't normally consider meditation, as well as those who want to make it part of their daily lives.

New Harbinger

Mindfulness and Acceptance for Addictive Behaviors

Steven C. Hayes
Authors:
Steven C. Hayes

This fascinating book for mental health professionals explores emerging mindfulness and acceptance treatments for addictions of all kinds, including gambling addiction, binge eating disorder, pornography addiction, cigarette smoking, and substance abuse. The series of articles written by leading researchers in addiction and mindfulness therapies introduce the latest research on using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Each article illuminates the mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments that work best for particular addictive behaviours, reviews empirical data, and discusses future directions for research and treatment applications. Edited by Steven Hayes, one of the best-known clinicians working with acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions, his book will dramatically impact the way addictions of all kinds are viewed and addressed in therapy.

New Harbinger

Parenting a Teen Girl

Lucie Hemmen
Authors:
Lucie Hemmen

It's not easy to be a teen girl, but it's even harder to parent one. Parents everywhere struggle to respond appropriately to the defiant behaviour, confrontational or non-existent communication, and mood swings commonly exhibited by teenage girls. This population faces a unique range of body image issues and psychological vulnerabilities that put them at increased risk for depression, eating disorders, self-injury, anxiety, and mental health conditions. Written by the mother of two teenage girls who is also a licensed clinical psychologist, Parenting a Teen Girl is a parent's survival guide to navigating this challenging time. This workbook offers parents the skills, exercises, and scripts they need to rebuild communication with their daughters and build the foundation for greater cooperation and connection in the future. Unlike similar books, which merely serve as frightening exposes of bad teen behaviour, this book provides parents with concrete tools and tips they can use right away to decrease their anxiety, increase understanding in the parent-teen relationship, and become more successful in communicating with their teen daughters. The book includes information on dating, academics, and technology use that will prove immensely helpful to parents.

New Harbinger

The Stress Response

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Authors:
Christy Matta
New Harbinger

Thoughts and Feelings, Fourth Edition

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay

The self-help classic Thoughts and Feelings adapts CBT techniques into a powerful program that has benefitted thousands of readers by helping them overcome the emotional and behavioral challenges of everyday life. This workbook shows readers how they can identify and change the irrational recurring thoughts that can lead to anxiety, anger, depression, and obsessive thinking by replacing these negative thoughts with new, constructive thoughts and behaviors. Readers discover how to distance themselves from unproductive negative thoughts and learn to identify their core values so they can use these values as a road map to emotional stability and life satisfaction.This revised edition includes the latest statistics and research on depression, anxiety and panic, OCD, anger problems, stress and phobias. It also offers new cognitive defusion and values-based behavioural activation techniques drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

New Harbinger

The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety

Alexander L. Chapman
Authors:
Alexander L. Chapman
New Harbinger

Breaking the Cycle

George Collins
Authors:
George Collins
New Harbinger

Just One Thing

Rick Hanson
Authors:
Rick Hanson

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New Harbinger

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Niklas Törneke
New Harbinger

Mindfulness For Two

Kelly G. Wilson
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Kelly G. Wilson
New Harbinger

ACT For Depression

Robert Zettle
Authors:
Robert Zettle

This book develops the techniques of ACT into a session-by-session approach that therapists can use to treat clients suffering from depression. The research-proven programme outlined in the book introduces therapists to the ACT model on theoretical and case-conceptual levels. Then it delves into the specifics of structuring interventions for clients with depression using the ACT method of acceptance and values-based behaviour change. Written by one of the pioneering researchers into the effectiveness of ACT for the treatment of depression, this book is a much needed professional resource for the tens of thousand of therapists who are becoming ever more interested in ACT.