The Thriving Adolescent

The Thriving Adolescent

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Adolescents face unique pressures and worries. Will they pass high school? Should they go to college? Will they find love? And what ways do they want to act in the world? The uncertainty surrounding the future can be overwhelming. Sadly, and all too often, if things dona€™t go smoothly, adolescents will begin labeling themselves as losers, unpopular, unattractive, weird, or dumb. And, leta€™s not forget the ubiquitous a€˜not good enougha€™ story that often begins during these formative years. These labels are often carried forward throughout life. So what can you do, now, to help lighten this lifelong burden? The Thriving Adolescent offers teachers, counselors, and mental health professionals powerful techniques for working with adolescents. Based in proven- effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the skills and tips outlined in this book will help adolescents and teens manage difficult emotions, connect with their values, achieve mindfulness and vitality, and develop positive relationships with friends and family. The evidence-based practices in this book focus on developing a strong sense of self, and will give adolescents the confidence they need to make that difficult transition into adulthood. Whether ita€™s school, family, or friend related, adolescents experience a profound level of stress, and often they lack the psychological tools to deal with stress in productive ways. The skills we impart to them now will help set the stage for a happy, healthy adulthood. If you work with adolescents or teens, this is a must-have addition to your professional library.... ______ Using the DNAV Diagram to Set Goals Next, you can ask those youa#39;re working with to use the a€œDNAV Goal Setting Worksheeta€ for one or ... This exercise can help young people see how their goals and DNA skills support each other.

Title:The Thriving Adolescent
Author:Louise L. Hayes, Joseph Ciarrochi
Publisher:New Harbinger Publications - 2015-11-01


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