by Sheri LTurrell , Christopher Mc Curry and Mary Bell
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.
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.
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.