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The Mental Health and Wellbeing Workout for Teens: Skills and Exercises from Act and CBT for Healthy Thinking

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Workout for Teens: Skills and Exercises from Act and CBT for Healthy Thinking

An accessible, engaging how-to guide for building a personalised mental health 'workout'. Includes tried and tested therapeutic techniques, simple strategies and healthy thinking habits teenagers can use to boost their mental health fitness and emotional well-being.

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ISBN 9781785923944
Barcode 9781785923944
Published 15 March 2019 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Nagel, Paula
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ISBN-13 9781785923944
ISBN-10 1785923943
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date 15 March 2019
International Publication Date 21 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Nagel, Paula
Category Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Organization & Management Of Education
Clinical Psychology
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 172mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 260g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Teenagers - Juvenile literature - Mental health, Health behavior in adolescence - Juvenile literature, Cognitive therapy for teenagers - Problems exercises, etc - Juvenile literature, Acceptance and commitment therapy
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides : General
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 618.9289
Catalogue Code 961316

Description of this Book

This easy-to-understand, engaging guide arms teens with healthy thinking habits and coping strategies for staying on top of their mental health. Using tried and tested therapeutic techniques, readers are given the tools to build their own personalised mental health 'workout' to boost their emotional resilience and well-being. Informed by the experiences of teens themselves, this friendly guide gives practical tips and strategies on how to overcome everyday stresses and ditch negative thinking 'frenemies' before they develop into more serious issues. Teens will be better equipped to recognise negative thoughts and emotions, monitor their mood and behaviour, and flex their positive thinking muscles in order to combat the mental health blips we all face sometimes.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review One of the most critical life skills we can give young people is an understanding of the power of their thoughts and how they connect to, and influence, emotions, behaviour and overall wellbeing. Paula has produced an expertly crafted book for young people that does just that. Having consulted throughout with her target audience, Paula's book provides clear guidance as to how young people can understand their thought processes and achieve self-awareness, regulation and control. -- Dr Fiona Pienaar, Chief Clinical Officer, Mental Health Innovations and children and young people's mental health advocate This guide clearly and concisely describes all the key thinking errors associated with poor emotional health and wellbeing - which - if not addressed, can contribute to more significant mental health difficulties in later life. Crucially, the key messages, based on science and evidence-based research are delivered in a way that is non-jargonised, non-preachy, and very easy to digest; using language and metaphors that teenagers will relate to. They will have fun, I am sure, trying some of the flex-ercises and think-ercises: 'Standing in someone else's shoes' may be less challenging than 'purposely trying not to win an argument' - but what a great tip - and one I shall be testing out myself! That's the thing, whilst aimed at teenagers, this book would also make a great read for adults too - particularly parents or those working with teenagers. The reference to the digital world in relation to social comparison is an important one; this is not going away anytime soon - our young people MUST better understand this and learn how to manage it: 'Be your own comparison and ditch the unreal ideal!'. Overall, I love how this book de-mystifies emotional and mental health and normalises the unhelpful thoughts that all of us experience from time to time. It has a nice blend of cognitive behavioural techniques, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness - a really engaging and informative read! -- Lynne Green
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Paula Nagel is the Principal Educational Psychologist for national children's mental health charity Place2Be. She has 20 years' experience as an educational psychologist, working to promote emotional wellbeing and positive mental health in young people.

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