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My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic [Kindle Edition]

Michael A. Tompkins , Katherine A. Martinez , Michael Sloan
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Can you spare 30 minutes to feel less anxious?

Go ahead. Think about how your life would be different if you were less anxious. What would change? Would you try out for the basketball team? Ask someone out on a date? Would you sleep better and feel less tense? Would you feel calmer and happier?

My Anxious Mind outlines a simple and proven plan to help you understand and deal with your anxiety and panic. It is chock full of simple-to-use tools and strategies that easily fit into any teen's busy routine.


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Speaking directly to teens, the authors walk readers through recognizing anxiety and its effects, both physical and mental, then deliver recommended therapies, tools, and resources for overcoming it. First-person, "real-life" vignettes are included in each chapter, which allow teens to relate to situations in a peer-to-peer fashion. This title belongs in every middle and high school library and teen resource collection. --School Library Journal Extra Helping, March 10, 2010

Product Details

  • File Size: 2378 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Magination Press; 1 edition (September 8, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LVO6CG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,301 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last! A real book for real teens. October 13, 2009
Format:Paperback
Psychologists Michael and Katherine have written a truly useful, graceful and appropriate book for all sorts of teenagers. Using the tools of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) without any jargon, they lead teenagers through ten short chapters and many clear exercises to counter fearful anxieties and doubts. Self-help that really works and that is entirely respectful of the experience of teenage boys and girls is combined with explanations of the troubles, physical and mental means of dealing with them, and the help that healthful habits, smart uses of medication and adult support can bring. I've been a therapist for 40 years and almost never recommend books to clients, but I will absolutely be urging this book on anyone suffering from anxiety or whose kids wrestle with these difficult problems.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love This Book September 7, 2009
Format:Paperback
I love this book! I am a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist in private practice specializing in anxiety disorders in children, teens and adults. This book is thorough and at the same time simple, making it appealing to teens. It is a great resource for professionals working with teens as well. The thing I like best is the rich use of metaphors. They explain concepts in a way that is easy to understand as well as to remember. For example when outlining common distortions, they talk about "binocular vision" to explain blowing negative things out of proportion and minimizing accomplishments, depending on which end of the binoculars you are looking through. When writing about panic attacks they help the reader understand that they need to change their relationship to anxiety, using the metaphor of riptides in the ocean. If you fight the riptide by desperately swimming to shore you won't do so well. Your chances are better if you float along until the current dies out, just like when you are having a panic attack.
Not only do my children and teen clients benefit from my reading this book, but these concepts and metaphors work great with adults as well.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Unique Resource for All September 6, 2009
Format:Paperback
I just finished reading this book and came away from it eager to write my very first Amazon book review! For a long time, I've been in search of a book that would help me better guide students who are struggling with anxiety and panic. What I didn't expect to find was a book that served that purpose and was at the same time a resource that I could so easily recommend to parents, fellow professionals, and students alike. What makes this such a good resource? First, it puts the young person in charge right from the start-by giving solid information to help them better understand what is going on and by providing them with tried and true techniques for managing their worries on their own. At the same time, there are guidelines all through the book on when and how to get additional help from parents and health-care professionals. The central imagine of a "worry wheel" certainly captures the experiences I hear reported by students in my own practice! The vignettes by teens throughout the book add realism. All in all, this is a most readable, informative, and practical book. And lastly, I adored the illustrations!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exellent how-to combat anxiety August 28, 2009
Format:Paperback
A well-written and logical how-to to combat and counter anxiety. Written under the premise that anxiety suffers are not uniquely alone and offers proven steps to ameliorating, if not eliminating, quality of life loss due to irrational anxiety. Overly anxious teens should take comfort from this compassionate and caring book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars extremely helpful April 25, 2011
By merry1
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great book for the anxious minds. I got it for my 13 year old and it is realy heklping her
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful book. November 13, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book helped my 13-year-old understand her anxiety better than she had before. It had some good exercises that were worthwhile. The best chapters were the first ones that gave very good descriptions of the types of anxiety. She was able to pinpoint hers, and it seemed to help her to see her symptoms in print, like she is not alone. It was a helpful book, although not the answer to everything.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Dr. Tompkins can always be relied upon to provide state-of-the-art treatment recommedations in an accessible format. Everything he suggests is based on our latest evidence-based understandings of what is most effective in combating anxiety and related issues. As a Cognitive Behavioral Psychologist, specializing in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in children, teens and adults, I can say that this book is another winner! I highly recommend it to parents, teens and therapists.

Bridget Flynn Walker, Ph.D
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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For some teens, there is just way too much on the plate. "My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managin Anxiety and Panic" is a teen's guide to overcoming anxiety. Anxiety can be the root cause of so many of a teen's problems, and if they can overcome it, it can make a world of difference. "My Anxious Mind" is a worthwhile gift for any teen whose anxiety seems to be controlling their life.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Like having the kindle version so that I can have it with me on the go.
Published 17 days ago by Mari Myers
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book
This is a good book but there was nothing in here that wasn't in all the others I have seen. I would recommend it however. It was everything it said it was. Thanks
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars It gives great tips.
It gives great tips. I am less anxious after reading it. It helped with a lot of self discovery. I would recommend this book.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a book that works for tweens/teens!
I have a 12-year-old daughter who has struggled with perfectionism and general anxiety for a couple years. Read more
Published 4 months ago by CH
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful.
Not overly wordy, written in a clear style without buzz words. Straightforward, useful suggestions, this book was a big help.
Published 4 months ago by Lisa
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Not bad but a little confusing to keep my anxiety under control I Will use most of these tools though:)
Published 4 months ago by Hillary Eley
3.0 out of 5 stars Thorough, wordy
Lots of reading for a teen - might be a good method if the teen didn't have homework, activities, etc. to attend to.
Published 4 months ago by Kay Hartley
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
This is another book that I use in my practice. It explains anxiety, has some worksheets for the reader to use, and gives coping techniques to practice. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Alicia Woodworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful for group
Useful info for counseling young kids on their anxiety. You can get tons of group material out of this book!
Published 7 months ago by Counseling Student
5.0 out of 5 stars Nuney@verizon.net
This book was very helpful for my teenage son. It helped him develop better strategies for dealing with his anxieties.
Published 14 months ago by Caryn r.
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More About the Author

Dr. Michael A. Tompkins is the author of seven books. His latest book for anxious adults is "Anxiety and Avoidance: A Universal Treatment for Anxiety, Panic, and Fear." He is co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a trainer for the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Research, and assistant clinical professor, University of California, Berkeley.

His book for anxious teenagers, "My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic" is a Magination Press/American Psychological Association bestseller and received the 2011 Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit Award.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two daughters, and two cats.



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