Author(s): CIARROCHI JOSEPH
If you could only get past feelings of embarrassment, fear, self-criticism, and self-doubt, how would your life be different? You might take more chances and make more mistakes, but you’d also be able to live more freely and confidently than ever before.
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens is a workbook that provides you with essential skills for coping with the difficult and sometimes overwhelming emotions that stress you out and cause you pain. The emotions aren’t going anywhere, but you can find out how to deal with them. Once you do, you will become a mindful warrior—a strong person who handles tough emotions with grace and dignity—and gain many more friends and accomplishments along the way.
Based in proven-effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book will arm you with powerful skills to help you use the power of mindfulness in everyday situations, stop finding faults in yourself and start solving your problems, how to be kinder to yourself so you feel confident and have a greater sense of self-worth, and how to identify the values that will help you create the life of your dreams.
‘Get Out Of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens is an extraordinary guide for teenagers pursuing extraordinary lives. Ciarrochi, Hayes, and Bailey offer practical exercises and introduce us to characters who use 'bold warrior' skills to pursue more intentional and meaningful lives. In so doing, they lessen the stigma most teens feel when they struggle with common problems, such as rumours, loneliness, and harsh criticism from others. My hope for this book is that it will become a textbook for high school and college students all over the world.’ -- Patricia J. Robinson, PhD, co-author of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression
Joseph Ciarrochi, PhD, is professor of psychology at the University of Western Sydney and an active researcher with numerous national competitive grants. His research focuses on understanding and developing social and emotional well-being. Ciarrochi has written over eighty international journal articles, books, and book chapters, and is regularly invited to speak at conferences and leading universities and institutions around the world. He has authored and edited eight books related to the promotion of mental health and well-being.
Louise Hayes, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and academic with the University of Melbourne in Australia. She has devoted her career to helping young people and their families. She is a leader in adapting acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for adolescents, researches the outcomes of ACT for young people, and conducts ACT training for professionals internationally.
Ann Bailey, MA, is an experienced clinical practitioner who helps people manage their emotions and live more vital lives.