The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, 2ed: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress

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Gina M Biegel

The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, 2ed
128 pages
2017
ISBN: 9781684030187

Between school, friends, and planning for the future, it’s easy to feel stressed out. Written by a psychotherapist specialising in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and featuring brand new exercises, The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, Second Edition shows how mindfulness skills can help you relax, prioritise, and keep calm during stressful times.

Your teenage years are some of the most stressful of your life. With pressure about grades at school, parents who just don’t seem to get it, dating, and friends who drive you crazy, it’s no wonder. But here's the good news! If you learn a few strategies for getting stress under control now, you’ll have the skills you need to deal with problems and difficult feelings that life sends your way—in high school and beyond.

The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens is a collection of simple workbook activities that will teach you to reduce your worries using a technique called mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way to be aware of your thoughts and feelings in the present moment. You can use mindfulness when you start to feel as though things are spinning out of control, so you can stop worrying about what might happen and focus instead on what’s happening now.

If you’re like many people, you find it easy to look at your negative qualities or feel there is no way to fix your problems or stress. This book is about building on the resources, skills, and positive qualities that you might not even realise you have. It is a way to move from “I'm powerless” thinking to “I can do it!” thinking.

Hundreds of teens in mindfulness-based stress reduction classes have used activities like the ones in this book, and here is what some of them have said:

  • “I have learned to let things go and move on from bad experiences.”
  • “I felt that the coping skills learned are easy enough and effective enough to be used when I need. I now feel at the very least that I have the ability to reduce my stress.”
  • “I learned new and different ways to stay relaxed and how to deal with stress and now I don’t worry much.”

If they can do it, so can you! By practising the skills outlined in this workbook, you'll be well on your way to developing lasting resilience and a new kind of strength—one that comes from within. Why not get started today?

"In the updated edition of her popular stress reduction workbook, Gina Biegel offers teens a set of practical and powerful tools to help them recognize their problems and resolve them in a healthy way."
- Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of Mindful Games and The Mindful Child

"Gina Biegel’s book is a must-have for all adolescents. From her letter to teens in the beginning addressing social media, to the engaging activities throughout the book, teenagers will recognize their own personal issues and begin to understand that they aren’t alone. The activities are accessible and the explanations easy to understand. These activities, many of which are new in this second edition, provide adolescents with a myriad of tools to address teen stressors, problems, and angst. I can imagine this becoming teens’ favorite ‘go-to’ book, as it provides much needed relief. I wish it had been around when I was a teen, and I really wish I had had this tool when my own children were teenagers. I heartily endorse Biegel’s book and I encourage you to give it to every teen you know!"
- Laurie Grossman, director of program development and outreach at Inner Explorer, cofounder of Mindful Schools, and coauthor of Master of Mindfulness

"Gina Biegel’s The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens is the go-to book for teens wanting to lower their stress and navigate the challenges of life with more skill and resilience. Written in a way that is very accessible and relevant to teens, the book empowers teens to access inner resources to manage difficult situations and make wise choices. An excellent resource for teens and those who care about them."
- Lidia Zylowska, MD, associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, founding member of the University of California, Los Angeles’ Mindful Awareness Research Center, and author of The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD