You can move past toxic stress, let go of fear and anger, and build resilience This workbook will show you how.
Do you often feel sad, anxious, angry, or upset and don't really know why? Do you no longer enjoy the things you used to enjoy, or feel like the world is a bad place? If you've experienced extreme stress or trauma--such as abuse, neglect, a family member's illness, or living through a natural disaster--you may need help healing and moving forward in your life. It's important to know that you are not alone, and there is nothing to be ashamed of. Most importantly, there are ways to feel better.
Written by an expert in teen mental health, this healing workbook offers powerful skills to help you overcome the effects of toxic stress, trauma, and adversity using mindfulness, neuroplasticity, and emotion regulation. You'll learn all about how your mind and body respond to stress, how to identify triggers, and how to ground and calm yourself in the moment when your emotions feel too big to handle.
If you're struggling with the effects of stress or trauma, you should know that you can move forward in your life with confidence, self-compassion, and resilience. This workbook will help you, every step of the way.
Gina M. Biegel, MA, LMFT, is a California-based psychotherapist, researcher, speaker, and author who specializes in mindfulness-based work with adolescents. She is founder of Stressed Teens, which has been offering mindfulness-based stress reduction for teens (MBSR-T) to adolescents, families, schools, professionals, and the community since 2004. She created MBSR-T to help teens in a large HMO's outpatient department of child and adolescent psychiatry whose physical and psychological symptoms were not responding satisfactorily to a multitude of other evidence-based practices. Biegel is an expert and pioneer of bringing mindfulness-based approaches to youth. She is author or coauthor of the The Trauma and Adversity Workbook for Teens, Take in the Good, The Stress Reduction Card Deck for Teens, The Mindfulness Workbook for Teen Self-Harm, Be Mindful and Stress Less, Mindfulness for Student Athletes, The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, and Be Mindful. She also has a mindfulness practice audio CD, Mindfulness for Teens, to complement the MBSR-T program. She provides worldwide multiday trainings and intensive ten-week online trainings, and works with teens and families individually and in groups. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Psychology Today, Reuters, TheNew York Times, US News & World Report, and Tricycle to name a few. For more information, visit her website at www.stressedteens.com. Stacie Cooper, PsyD, is a published author, transition coach, and Pilates and mindfulness instructor with twenty years of experience helping teens and young adults on their journey to uncover their strengths, find purpose, and navigate major life transitions. In 2009, she graduated from Pepperdine University with her doctorate in clinical psychology, and completed her training at Duke University's student counseling center. Stacie has had a passion for working with youth in transition and women for her entire career, and founded Aware and Thriving in 2016 to focus on preventative and strengths-based efforts emphasizing mind and body. She has been a mentor for Girls Incorporated's College Bound Mentorship Program, and a keynote speaker for their Eureka summer camp for middle school girls. She teaches group reformer Pilates classes in the local community, and private reformer sessions out of her house. See www.awareandthriving.com for more information. Illustrator Breanna Chambers specializes in watercolor, ink, and digital mediums. She is the illustrator for Take in the Good. She currently lives in San Luis Obispo, CA, with her partner and her cat, Mr. Goose. Foreword writer Rhonda V. Magee is a renowned mindfulness teacher and innovator of mindfulness-based social justice principles, concepts, and practices. She is professor of law at the University of San Francisco.