But none of these are easy! It takes skills and practice to successfully work through these types of situations, at all ages. The good news is that you can learn these skills, starting now.
Author: Tabatha Hutt
Life as a teen can be hard and stressful, and you might not have the right tools to overcome your everyday challenges. You may have issues at school, with friends, in romantic relationships, and with your family. You might be putting in a lot of effort to make things better, but some parts of life still aren't quite the way you want them to be. The hard truth is that many of the skills you need to make the most out of your life are not taught in school. Often it may seem like life is a series of expectations: to know how to be happier, get along with others, bring up your grades, manage daily stress, be nice to your family, or simply let go of the things that upset you. But none of these are easy! It takes skills and practice to successfully work through these types of situations, at all ages. The good news is that you can learn these skills, starting now. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) provides skills and tools to help you in all parts of your life, regardless of your unique circumstances. CBT will help you manage your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors so you can feel, think, and act more like the person you want to be. You may know what it feels like to be hijacked by intense emotions, worries, or urges--in this workbook you'll learn how you can overcome those experiences. You'll discover how you can make the changes you've always wanted to make and how to get out of the loops that have kept you stuck. Learning these skills will help you avoid situations you don't want, such as conflicts with friends, problems in relationships, obsessive worries, mood swings, low self-esteem, intense negative emotions, or impulsive behaviors that get you into trouble. Instead, you will be able to put yourself in situations you do want that make your life better. This book covers Anxiety in teenagers What is CBT? Causes of stress Why teens feel anxious? The psychological aspects of anxiety Management of anxiety Lifestyle to help you with your anxiety Exercises to calm your anxious mind The what, why, and how of meditation Stress and anxiety relief using breath focus and body scan meditation Living life to the fullest Self-confidence revolution And more Whether a counselor, teacher, parent, or therapist gave you this book, or you happened to find it yourself, remember that this book is yours and this program is for you--no one else. You get to choose how you use this book, what you want to change, and how you want to live your life. Your parents, friends, and teachers may want certain things for you, but you are the one who ultimately gets to decide. The first step in figuring out how to live the life you want is to determine your values. Values are the principles that guide you and help you become the person you want to be. One example of a value is being a good friend. Goals are the concrete steps you take to express your values. It's important to identify your values and then regularly set goals in line with those values. Let's get started now!