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The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens: CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry, and Panic (The Instant Help Solutions Series) Paperback – September 1, 2015
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Gr 7 Up—This installment of this series of health self-help guides for teens focuses on using cognitive-behavioral therapy to overcome anxiety. Everyone feels nervous or upset on occasion, says Shannon, but when anxiety negatively affects self-esteem and independence, additional support is needed. This easy-to-read volume helps readers recognize when the "monkey mind," or the primitive, instinctual part of the brain, is doing the thinking and offers advice in overcoming those thoughts. The author's strategies are practical and designed to help teens facing all kinds of anxiety-inducing scenarios. VERDICT While this book isn't necessarily one that teens would self-select from the library shelves, it's a good option as a desk copy for middle and high school counselors.—Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta
—School Library Journal
—Reid Wilson, PhD, coauthor of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents and Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids
—Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, author of My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic and codirector of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy
—Karen Lynn Cassiday, PhD, managing director at The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago and clinical assistant professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
—Robert L. Leahy, PhD, director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York, NY, and author of The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You
—Tamar Chansky, PhD, author of Freeing Your Child from Anxiety and Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want
—Christine A. Padesky, PhD, psychologist and coauthor of Mind Over Mood
“This is the first self-help book I’ve ever read where the narrator doesn’t over-romanticize the possibilities to get better soon. What a relief! In a calm, orderly manner, author Jennifer Shannon characterizes and gives specific instructions for different kinds of anxiety: shyness and social anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, specific phobias, generalized anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The tone is just so warm and pleasant, and every teen who suffers from anxiety—but doesn’t know what kind yet—can easily recognize him or herself in the detailed and often funny examples, without being scared to death. It’s the best introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that I’ve ever seen, and it’s amazing that it’s written specifically for teens, because they need it so much. I wish it had existed for little teenage me.”
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If your child wants to understand their anxiety better and not feel alone in it then this is the book you need for them!
Shannon uses the simile of an anxious brain being like a monkey’s mind, “. . . its relentless stream of scary thoughts is like a frightened monkey’s chatter” to give us an image we can remember. She then teaches us how to stop the monkey’s chattering. We all know that hearing stories is a powerful way to understand and remember ideas, and Ms Shannon uses this technique so effectively. She tells stories of fictitious teens . . . of how they become anxious, how the anxiety affects their lives, and how they get better. The stories appear with perceptive illustrations that enhance the ideas and provide the reader with a memorable visual. I related instantly to the characters, and the stories really helped me make a plan to use the “Tools that Tame the Monkey” and “Tools that Rule the Monkey”.
Shannon follows up her stories with straightforward explanations of classic CBT tools I can follow in order to get better (to stop the monkey chatter). When my “monkey brain” is chattering away at night when I’m trying to go to sleep, I practice the techniques Ms Shannon taught me, and am getting better at being able to relax and sleep.