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Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and ... with Others (Instant Help Book for Teens) Paperback – March 1, 2011
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“Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens examines many areas that teenagers (and subsequently parents) struggle with. Sheri Van Dijk offers tangible tools to deal with emotional upheaval, volatile emotions and difficult relationships. The exercises that Van Dijk includes in each chapter will assist teens by offering them options for coping with their emotions. Having raised three teenagers, I strongly believe these skills should be taught in schools as part of the curriculum!”
—Kathy Christie, ADR, mental health case manager at York Support Services Network in Newmarket, ON, Canada
“Van Dijk has written a workbook that any teen struggling with emotions will find very helpful. Using clear and concise language, this workbook offers awareness-enhancing exercises and practical help for recognizing, sorting out, and changing the way painful emotions can be handled. I found this book useful and easy to read, and I will recommend it to my teenage patients.”
—Mark R. Katz, MD, FRCOP(C), staff psychiatrist at the Southlake Regional Health Centre and assistant professor at the University of Toronto in Canada
“I highly recommend this well-written, user-friendly workbook written especially for teens. It provides easy to use tools for harnessing unruly emotions and calming uncontrolled thinking. By following the suggestions in this workbook, teens will feel more capable of controlling their mood, have more harmonious relationships, gain confidence, and live happier lives.”
—Linda Jeffery, RN, cognitive behavior therapist in private practice in Newmarket, Ontario
“Emotions are generally undervalued in Western society. Many of us receive negative messages about emotions and come to experience them as worthless, problematic, or dangerous. However, emotions are powerful motivators and valid sources of knowledge. Van Dijk addresses these, and other important issues, in this book. She presents information about a range of emotional issues in an accessible manner. She also includes activities that will help deepen the reader's understanding and integration of the material.”
—Karma Guindon, MSW, RSW, RMFT
“Strongly recommended for teens whose moods interfere with their ability to enjoy life and relationships. Van Dijk has presented Linehan’s dialectical behavior therapy skills in a manner that is user-friendly and easy to understand. Van Dijk first describes why these skills can be useful, then presents exercises that give the reader an opportunity to practice the skills.”
—Marilyn Becker, MSW, RSW, clinical supervisor at Addiction Services for York Region
From the Back Cover
Let's face it: life gives you plenty of reasons to get angry, sad, scared, and frustrated&mdashand those feelings are okay. But sometimes it can feel like your emotions are taking over, spinning out of control with a mind of their own. To make matters worse, these overwhelming emotions might be interfering with school, causing trouble in your relationships, and preventing you from living a happier life.
Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens is a workbook that can help. In this book, you'll find new ways of managing your feelings so that you'll be ready to handle anything life sends your way. Based in dialectical behavior therapy, a type of therapy designed to help people who have a hard time handling their intense emotions, this workbook helps you learn the skills you need to ride the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence.This book offers easy techniques to help you: Stay calm and mindful in difficult situationsEffectively manage out-of-control emotionsReduce the pain of intense emotionsGet along with family and friends
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Top Customer Reviews
This is it.
Thank you, Sheri Van Dijk and New Harbinger Publications. You are changing lives and SAVING lives.
If you want to feel better about yourself and are willing to change, don't think twice; get this workbook.
The skills are well outlined. The exercises are presented in a very approachable format. Overall, I think the presentation of emotion regulation in this book is very good. I stopped with 4 stars, instead of 5, because of the book's introduction. It suggests that the reader bought the book or is reading the book because s/he has emotional 'problems.' When I gave this to my daughter, I was very clear to say that I did not think she was in any sort of 'trouble.' Rather, I felt the book had great tips on learning how to negotiate emotions, teaching healthy ways to go through life.
I sincerely wish someone had taught me these skills 20 years ago and am grateful my daughter has this resource.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this for my teen daughter.
She seems to struggle staying interested on working through this book, but I see it has relevant stuff that is helpful to her. Read more
I ordered this book to help my 11 yr old daughter work through her emotions and feelings.
We read together and she completes the written sections indepently. Read more
My 2 yr daughter lover this as one of her bday presents easy for her to contor, plays music and makes sounds! Great buyPublished 2 months ago by Alicia Hoffman
I have a 13yr boy. It is very doable for him to work on 1 lesson a day. He is getting a lot out of it. Better self image and self talkPublished 2 months ago by vradpak1