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Mindfulness for teen worry : quick & easy strategies to let go of anxiety, worry & stress

Quick & easy strategies to let go of anxiety, worry & stress

The instant help solutions series
Title:
Mindfulness for teen worry : quick & easy strategies to let go of anxiety, worry & stress
Publisher Info:
Oakland, CA : Instant Help Books, an imprint of New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2017]
Physical Description:
224 pages ; 21 cm.
Series:
The instant help solutions series
Abstract:
Presents quick, easy-to-learn mindfulness exercises readers can use anytime, anywhere to stop worries from growing and taking over. Mindfulness for Teen Worry will show you how living in the moment will dissolve worry and help you stay grounded in the here and now. You?ll learn powerful and easy-to-use mindfulness skills to manage the four most common worry struggles teens face: school pressure, coping with friendship and relationship problems, improving body image, and handling family conflicts. You?ll discover why you worry and the long-term destructive impacts worry can have on your life. And most importantly, you?ll be introduced to simple, effective techniques to help you become more mindful?like harnessing the power of the breath and how to relax your body in times of stress.

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Summary

Is your worrying keeping you from reaching your goals? In Mindfulness for Teen Worry, a clinical psychologist offers quick, easy-to-learn mindfulness skills teens can use anytime, anywhere to stop worries from growing and taking over.

Let's face it-being a teen isn't easy. And if you're like a lot of other teens, you probably worry about getting good grades, fitting in with a certain crowd, or what the future will bring after high school. These are all completely normal worries, and signs that you are tuned in to your life and thinking about your goals. But what about chronic worrying-the kind that keeps you up at night, ruminating about that paper you just turned in, or that thing your friend said to you at lunch (what did she mean by that?), and so on. Sometimes worrying isn't helpful. In fact, it can get in the way of living your life! So, how can you start putting worry in its place before it takes up too much head space?

Mindfulness for Teen Worry will show you how living in the moment will dissolve worry and help you stay grounded in the here and now. You'll learn powerful and easy-to-use mindfulness skills to manage the four most common worry struggles teens face: school pressure, coping with friendship and relationship problems, improving body image, and handling family conflicts. You'll discover why you worry and the long-term destructive impacts worry can have on your life. And most importantly, you'll be introduced to simple, effective techniques to help you become more mindful-like harnessing the power of the breath and how to relax your body in times of stress.

If you struggle with worry or anxiety that gets in the way of being your best, this fun and friendly guide will help you maintain a mindful life in a frenzied world.


Author Notes

Jeffrey Bernstein, PhD, is a psychologist with over thirty years' experience specializing in child, adolescent, couples, and family therapy. He has served as an expert adviser for The Today Show, and is creator of Letting Go of Anger, a card deck for teens.


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Library Journal Review

Stress is an epidemic, spreading viciously among teens. School demands, social pressures, the physical changes of puberty, and shifting family dynamics all compound to create anxiety, the fast-paced digital age a whirring centrifuge multiplying the intensity. PhD Bernstein (10 Days to a Less Defiant Child; Why Can't You Read My Mind?) advocates mindfulness techniques that enable teens to notice what's going on in their mind, body, and the world around them. According to the author, the average person has nearly 70,000 thoughts per day, or a dizzying 48.6 thoughts per minute. Simple--to-learn activities offer the antidote. Getting stuck in one's own head is a process that upends teens as well as adults. Bernstein suggests young people use their five senses to stay grounded in the present, being mindful of breath, thoughts, and feelings. He explores common causes of teen worry and shares specific strategies for each. Walking meditation is a tool to help with body-image struggles. VERDICT Including "in their own words" sections and practical exercises, this resource will be useful to parents and teachers to inoculate teens against the onslaught of anxiety plaguing the current culture. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Moving Out Of Worry Wasteland With Mindfulness
1 Why You Get Stuck In Worry Wastelandp. 7
2 The Magic Of Mindfulnessp. 29
3 The Beginner's Mindfulness Tool Kitp. 47
4 Getting Back In Control By Letting Gop. 65
5 Mindfulness For Your Bodyp. 93
Part 2 Mindfully Managing The Top Four Teen Worries
6 Freeing Yourself From School Pressuresp. 115
7 Managing Social Worries With Mindfulnessp. 137
8 Mindfulness For A Positive Body Imagep. 163
9 Freeing Yourself From Family Frustrationsp. 183
11 Staying Mindful For Life
10 Managing Worries For Life With Mindfulnessp. 203
Acknowledgmentsp. 211
Appendix: Getting Further Helpp. 213
Resourcesp. 219
Further Readingp. 221
Referencesp. 223