The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Instant Help Books

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It's stressful to be a teenager. The demands of school, college applications, family members, and the social world cause a great deal of emotional turmoil, and in this important developmental stage, it's crucial that teens learn healthy and positive coping mechanisms for dealing with their feelings. The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens provides readers with the tools they need to recover quickly from stressful situations and learn to adapt to everyday challenges. This book is based in mindfulness, a proven-effective therapy that helps teens not only relieve stress, but also improve their self-esteem, daily functioning, and overall mood. Readers will learn what mindfulness is, the difference between good and bad stress, and how to achieve a mindful state whenever they feel their stress is spinning out of control. With the information in this easy-to-use workbook, teens will be able to more effectively deal with stress throughout their lives and eventually become healthier and more resilient adults.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Getting Started: Setting Intentionsp. 3
Learning Who You Arep. 5
Defining Stressp. 10
Good Stress and Bad Stressp. 13
The Physical Effects of Stressp. 16
The Emotional Effects of Stressp. 19
Thoughts and Feelingsp. 22
The Mind-Body Connectionp. 25
What is Stressing You Out?p. 28
Important Moments Can Cause Stress Toop. 31
Riding the Wave of Lifep. 34
Stepping Outside of the Boxp. 37
What Is Mindfulness?p. 41
Living in the Present Momentp. 44
Being in the Now: The Five Sensesp. 46
Mindful Eatingp. 50
Noticing the Little Thingsp. 52
Doing Schoolwork Mindfullyp. 55
Noticing Your Body: The Body-Scan Meditationp. 57
Walking Meditation: Mindful Movementp. 62
Paying Attention to Your Breath: Short Breathing Meditationp. 65
Sitting Meditation: Paying Attention to Your Breath and Bodyp. 68
Train of Thoughtsp. 71
Accepting All of Your Emotionsp. 73
Focusing on the Negativep. 76
Letting Go of Negative Self-Judgmentsp. 79
Helpful and Unhelpful Ways to Cope with Stressp. 82
Pleasant Life Moments: Doing What You Enjoyp. 86
Focusing on the Positivep. 89
Seeing Your Positive Qualitiesp. 93
Self-Care Versus Being Selfishp. 95
Things You Can't Controlp. 98
Problems: Yours and Other People'sp. 101
Changing How You Cope with Painful Situationsp. 104
Mindful Stopping: Taking Time before You Reactp. 107
Playing Out the End of the Moviep. 111
Next Stepsp. 113
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