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Books in Instant Help Book for Teens series

  • Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and ... with Others

    Sheri Van Dijk MSW

    Paperback (Instant Help, March 1, 2011)
    Let's face it: life gives you plenty of reasons to get angry, sad, scared, and frustrated-and those feelings are okay. But sometimes it can feel like your emotions are taking over, spinning out of control with a mind of their own. To make matters worse, these overwhelming emotions might be interfering with school, causing trouble in your relationships, and preventing you from living a happier life. Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens is a workbook that can help. In this book, you'll find new ways of managing your feelings so that you'll be ready to handle anything life sends your way. Based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a type of therapy designed to help people who have a hard time handling their intense emotions, this workbook helps you learn the skills you need to ride the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence. This book offers easy techniques to help you: •Stay calm and mindful in difficult situations •Effectively manage out-of-control emotions •Reduce the pain of intense emotions •Get along with family and friends
  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety: Activities to Help You Overcome Fears and Worries Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

    Sheri L. Turrell PhD, Christopher McCurry PhD, Mary Bell MSW RSW, Louise L. Hayes PhD

    Paperback (Instant Help, Oct. 1, 2018)
    Move past anxiety and discover what really matters to you. Written by three experts in teen mental health, this powerful workbook offers evidence-based activities grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you cope with anxiety, build resilience, stop avoiding the things you fear, and lead a fuller, happier life.Anxiety is what we feel when we’re scared about some future event that may or may not happen. When you’re struggling with anxiety your mind is trying to protect you from danger, so it’s busy telling you about all the things you can’t do. Along with these thoughts come a host of feelings and bodily sensations—such as sweaty palms, restlessness, lightheadedness, and stomach aches. But it’s not the anxious thoughts that make anxiety a problem. It’s the actions we take, or don’t take, as a result of these thoughts.In The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety, you’ll find helpful alternatives to the ineffective strategies and habits you’re currently using to deal with anxiety, such as avoidance. You’ll find basic information about anxiety to help you recognize what it looks and feels like, mindfulness tips to help you stay in the moment when you feel worried about the future, and tips to help you connect with your own values so you can start putting the important things in life first.
  • The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls: A Guide to Recovery from Sexual Assault and Abuse

    Raychelle Cassada Lohmann PhD LPC, Sheela Raja PhD

    Paperback (Instant Help, June 1, 2016)
    The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls offers healing, real-life stories from survivors and powerful, evidence-based tools to help you reclaim your life after sexual abuse or trauma. 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.
  • Eating Mindfully for Teens: A Workbook to Help You Make Healthy Choices, End Emotional Eating, and Feel Great

    Susan Albers PsyD

    Paperback (Instant Help, April 1, 2018)
    Turn mindless eating habits into mindful eating habits! In this breakthrough workbook, Susan Albers—author of Eating Mindfully and the New York Times bestseller, Eat Q—offers powerful mindfulness-based activities and skills to help you stop overeating.Do you zone out while eating? You’re not alone! It’s easy to polish off a bag of chips or a giant bowl of popcorn while marathon-streaming your favorite TV show. And while indulging here and there certainly won’t hurt you, mindless eating can become a harmful habit in the long run—leading to obesity, health problems, and negative body image. So, how can you start making healthier food choices?Using the same highly effective approach as the breakthrough book Eating Mindfully, The Eating Mindfully Workbook for Teens will show you how to deal with the day-to-day challenges of making healthy decisions about food. Instead of resorting to fad diets, you’ll learn how to avoid overeating in the first place, be more aware of your body, and really enjoy meals—instead of just popping food in your mouth without thinking.It’s not easy to make smart food choices in our fast-paced, fast food culture. This workbook can help guide you, one bite at a time.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.
  • The Insomnia Workbook for Teens: Skills to Help You Stop Stressing and Start Sleeping Better

    Michael A. Tompkins PhD ABPP, Monique A. Thompson PsyD, Judith S. Beck PhD

    Paperback (Instant Help, Sept. 24, 2018)
    Sleep is food for the brain—especially for teens. Based on the most current sleep science and evidence-based cognitive and behavioral interventions to improve sleep, The Insomnia Workbook for Teens helps teens change their sleep habits so that they can feel more alert and ready to face life’s challenges.If you’re like many other teens, you probably aren’t getting enough sleep. And is it any wonder? Between early school start times, social media, electronic devices, extracurricular activities, and late-night homework—teens are at the highest risk of any age group for sleep deprivation. And in the long run, insomnia can lead to a host of health and mental health issues—including diabetes and depression. So, how can you cultivate a healthy sleep routine, so you can be your best?The Insomnia Workbook for Teens offers proven-effective tips and strategies to help you get to sleep and stay asleep. You’ll learn about the different reasons you may experience insomnia, target your own “sleep disrupters” like caffeine and sugar, and discover skills for managing these disrupters so you can stop feeling drowsy and grumpy every day.It’s hard being a teen in today’s fast-paced world. And it’s even harder to reach your goals when you’re feeling tired and run-down. Based on up-to-the-minute science, this workbook will give you real solutions for overcoming insomnia and getting those much-needed zzzs.
  • A Still Quiet Place for Teens: A Mindfulness Workbook to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions

    Amy Saltzman MD

    Paperback (Instant Help, March 1, 2016)
    Being a teen in today’s fast-paced, media-saturated world is difficult, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed or stressed out. This breakthrough workbook will help you balance your emotions, stay focused, and experience the natural quietness that lives within you.If you’re a teen, you’re probably experiencing stress. And is it any wonder? You’re juggling schoolwork, friendships, and countless other activities. You get endless messages every day—texts from your friends, advice from your family and teachers, images from television, social media, and advertising about who you could and should be. Sometimes you just need a place to unwind and be yourself!A Still Quiet Place for Teens can be that place. It is a place of peace and calm within. In this workbook, mindfulness expert Amy Saltzman offers a comprehensive program to help you manage daily stressors and challenges in your life, whether at home, in school, or with friends. Using proven-effective mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques, this book will help you be fully present in the moment, cultivate kindness and curiosity toward yourself and others, and find constructive ways of dealing with the pressures of being a teen.Between school, friends, and dating, there’s plenty to feel stressed about! This book will help you find a quiet place inside yourself that you can go back to again and again, no matter how overwhelming life gets.
  • Getting Over Overeating for Teens: A Workbook to Transform Your Relationship with Food Using CBT, Mindfulness, and Intuitive Eating

    Andrea Wachter

    Paperback (Instant Help, Dec. 1, 2016)
    Transform your relationship with food, once and for all. Written by a family therapist and eating disorder specialist, this skills-based workbook will give you the tools you need to manage your emotions and find the comfort and sweetness you truly seek in life--without overeating!If you struggle with overeating, you are not alone. Studies show that millions of teens face problems with emotional eating and negative body image. Getting Over Overeating for Teens, written by an eating disorders specialist who struggled with her own issues as a teen, provides a wealth of tools to help you change your relationship with food. Using an integrated approach that includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and intuitive eating, this book will focus on the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual factors that are essential to overcoming overeating.With the powerful exercises in this book, you'll come to a better understanding of your urges to overeat, and learn skills such as emotion regulation, assertive communication, moderate eating, and working with cravings. Most importantly, you'll find healthy ways to fill up and apply what you've learned to living a healthier, happier life.
  • Mindfulness for Kids with ADHD: Skills to Help Children Focus, Succeed in School, and Make Friends

    Debra Burdick LCSW, Edward M. Hallowell MD

    Paperback (Instant Help, Oct. 1, 2018)
    Help your child with ADHD thrive. Mindfulness for Kids with ADHD offers fun and accessible mindfulness exercises designed to help kids with ADHD successfully navigate all the areas of life—from making friends and doing well in school to establishing healthy habits and limiting screen time.As a parent, you know that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make the normal developmental tasks of childhood more difficult to accomplish in numerous ways. These tasks include: making friends, doing well in school, organizing belongings and schoolwork, identifying and managing feelings, developing a positive self image, getting along with family members, following rules, doing chores, establishing a healthy sleep pattern, eating a healthy diet, and making good choices about exercise and use of screen time.The activities in this easy-to-use workbook will help your child develop self-awareness and self-reflection—two skills that kids with ADHD typically need extra help with. The book also illustrates and teaches the process of setting intention and using specific mindfulness skills to identify and improve feelings, self-image, behavior, stress level, concentration, hyperactivity, and relationships. If you’re a parent of a child with ADHD, you may feel conflicted about the best treatment options available. Whether used alone or in conjunction with therapy, this powerful workbook provides real skills your child can use every day to improve their quality of life and help them enjoy being a kid!
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