- Series: Instant Help Book for Teens
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Instant Help; 1 edition (March 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572248831
- ISBN-13: 978-1572248830
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 157 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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Studies have shown that young people who learn healthy coping skills early on are better able to navigate problems later in life. Engaging and easy-to-use, these books provide kids and teens with the tools they need to thrive—at home, at school, and on into adulthood.
Young people today need mental health resources more than ever
That’s why New Harbinger created Instant Help Books especially for kids and teens.
Founded by renowned child psychologist Lawrence Shapiro and written by leading professionals, these evidence-based self-help books and workbooks offer practical tips and strategies for dealing with a variety of mental health issues and life challenges, such as depression, anxiety, bullying, eating disorders, trauma, and self-esteem problems.
From the Book: Your Typical Way of Thinking
It’s very important that you start to be more aware of what thinking style you’re using so that you can make effective changes in your life. Quite often people find that they act from more than one of these perspectives, depending on the situation and the people they’re dealing with. Over the coming days, try to be more mindful of what perspective you’re thinking from: your reasoning self, emotional self, or wise self. This mindfulness exercise is simply about increasing your awareness, so you don’t have to write anything down, but it is important because you can’t do anything to change your thinking style until you realize which one you’re using.
“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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Thank you, Sheri Van Dijk and New Harbinger Publications. You are changing lives and SAVING lives.
deeply. Not so good for younger teens who have not learned the inner thinking.
also, was pretty fun to read together and work on activities together as a game... My Teen loved it... said that this explains so well on have he feels, but also it goes them practice or ideas how to redirect yourself or how to work on yourself ...
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. (My Son is 12 year old)
curriculum health class. Recommended...opens up opportunities for good discussions
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.