The Mindfulness Workbook for Teen Self-Harm: Skills to Help You Overcome Cutting and Self-Harming Behaviors, Thoughts, and Feelings
Publisher: Instant Help
ISBN 10: 1684033675
ISBN 13: 978-1684033676
Powerful mindfulness tools to help you move beyond self-harming thoughts and behaviors, so you can get back to living your life.
Being a teen in today’s world isn’t easy. Maybe you’ve been bullied. Maybe you feel like your family or friends just don’t get you. Or maybe you feel like you don’t have control of your life, or you’re just tired of trying to be perfect all the time. You aren’t alone. Many teens struggle with difficult feelings and thoughts—and sometimes, when these thoughts feel overwhelming, you just want to feel something else. This is where self-harming behaviors, such as cutting, come in. But there are better ways to manage your pain. This book will help guide you.
In this workbook, you’ll learn about the power of mindfulness, and how it can help you create your own special space for simply being with your thoughts. When you’re dealing with difficult emotions, you’ll have this safe space to go to again and again—no matter where you are or what you’re doing. You’ll learn how to be mindful of your senses, techniques for managing difficult feelings before they escalate, and move past self-judgment to embrace self-compassion and self-awareness.
Pain is a normal part of life—it’s how you react to this pain that really matters. Let this workbook guide you toward better strategies for dealing with stress and emotional pain, so you can be safe, happy, and in control of your life.
—Goali Saedi Bocci, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, and author of The Social Media Workbook for Teens
—Jeffrey Bernstein, PhD, licensed psychologist, author of The Stress Survival Guide for Teens, Mindfulness for Teen Worry, Letting Go of Anger for Teens Therapeutic Card Deck, and 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child
—Jennifer Cohen Harper, founder of Little Flower Yoga, author of Little Flower Yoga for Kids, and coauthor of Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Teens Card Deck
—Alexander Bacher, PsyD, clinical psychologist at Passages Treatment Center in Malibu, CA
—Tracy Heilers, executive director of Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully
—Amanda J. Moreno, PhD, associate professor and founder/director of the Social and Emotional Learning Initiative at Erikson Institute
—Laurie Grossman, director of social justice and educational equity at Inner Explorer, Inc., and cofounder of Mindful Schools
—Lisa Grady, chief strategy officer for Inner Explorer, Inc., a nonprofit changing the World, One Student at a Time Through Daily Mindfulness
—Todd Corbin, CPC, is a mindfulness teacher, motivational speaker, certified parenting coach, and author of Mindfulness for Student Athletes
About the Author
An expert and pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based approaches to youth, she is author of Be Mindful and Stress Less, The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, and Be Mindful Card Deck for Teens. She also has a mindfulness practice audio CD, Mindfulness for Teens, to complement the MBSR-T program. She provides intensive ten-week online trainings worldwide, and works with teens and families individually and in groups. Her work has been featured on The Today Show and CNN, and in Reuters, The New York Times, and Tricycle. Visit her website at www.stressedteens.com.