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Your Life, Your Way: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills to Help Teens Manage Emotions and Build Resilience (Paperback)
The ultimate teen guide to handling all the pressures and challenges of life--your own way
Being a teen in today's world is tough. Between school pressure, family, friends, and extracurricular activities--sometimes it can feel like you're being pulled in a dozen different directions, and none of them are your way. On top of that, you may feel lonely, angry, or depressed; or you may wonder if you're good enough, smart enough, or attractive enough. So, how can you overcome these self-doubts, and cultivate the strength to face life's challenges and reach your full potential?
In Your Life, Your Way, you'll learn how to deal with all the changes and challenges of the teen years--and how to grow into the person you want to be. You'll learn doable skills grounded in mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and positive psychology to help you form positive friendships, manage difficult emotions, and get unstuck from bad habits. You'll also learn real tips for dealing with several life challenges, including:
- Feelings of uncertainty
- Concerns about your looks
- Worries about the future
- Relationship stress
Once you identify your own personal struggles, you can decide how you want to face them--as strong, assertive, kind, honorable, caring, fun, supportive, friendly, agreeable, bold, persistent, or giving.
If you're ready to take charge of your destiny and face problems head on in your own way, this fun and illustrated book has everything you need to get started today
About the Author
Joseph V. Ciarrochi, PhD, is a professor at the Institute of Positive Psychology and Education at Australian Catholic University, and coauthor of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens and The Thriving Adolescent. He has published more than 140 scientific journal articles and many books, including the widely acclaimed Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life and The Weight Escape. Ciarrochi has been honored with more than four million dollars in research funding. His work has been discussed on TV and radio, and in magazines and newspaper articles. Louise L. Hayes, PhD, is an international acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer and speaker. She is also a clinical psychologist and researcher collaborating on interventions with young people. Hayes has published research trials using ACT for young people, and is coauthor of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens and The Thriving Adolescent--the book that introduced DNA-V. She is dedicated to helping young people and their families live well. Illustrator Katharine Hall is based in Wellington, New Zealand. From her wonderful studio in Aotearoa, she tells stories that can translate across language; and specializes in ink work and digital designs for individuals, start-ups, and businesses both big and small.