The Resilience Workbook for Teens
Publication Date: 05/01/2019
Publsher: New Harbinger Publications, Inc
Description: It’s time to realize your full potential! In The Resilience Workbook for Teens, you’ll learn to bounce back from setbacks, develop grit and a growth mindset, and overcome any obstacle that comes your way.
Social media, online ads, and glossy magazines make it look easy to be a teen—everyone seems to be laughing, sun-kissed, beautiful, surrounded by friends, and wearing the perfect clothes. But if you’re like most teens and young adults, reality doesn’t look like a magazine ad, lifestyle blog, or Instagram feed. You may struggle with not fitting in or being bullied. You may feel overwhelmed by stress, experience a significant setback, or lose a parent or loved one. That’s why it’s so important to build resilience—the cornerstone of mental health and wellness. This workbook will show you how.
In The Resilience Workbook for Teens, author, psychotherapist, and youth mentor Cheryl M. Bradshaw will show you that the key to building resilience lies in your relationship with yourself. Through activities and interactive exercises, you’ll learn to balance your emotions, rewrite the negative stories you tell yourself, embrace who you are, and believe in your own power to bounce back from life’s biggest challenges.
The teen years are a critical time to learn the skills of resilience and to develop positive strategies for coping with stress and mental health challenges. Let this fun and friendly workbook guide you as you build your own resilience. It’s a gift you’ll take with you, beyond high school and well into adulthood.
Book Review: “So many of us who work with young people have been asking for a manual exactly like this one. It is full of practical examples, easy-to-understand science, and engaging exercises ideal for high school students, mental health professionals, and parents who are keen to help teens improve their resilience. Integrating new ideas about individual resilience, Bradshaw offers readers a tool for self-reflection and a deeper understanding of how stress and self-doubt make teens vulnerable. It’s a great resource, ideal for both clinical and educational settings.”
—Michael Ungar, PhD, author of Change Your World; Canada research chair in child, family, and community resilience; and professor of social work at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, Canada
“Cheryl is an amazing, relatable, and down-to-earth psychotherapist. Her book is easy to follow, funny, and captures the most up-to-date strategies in mental health. Strategies such as self-care, mindfulness, goal setting, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) make this a go-to book for any adolescent—one struggling with everyday issues or one who is struggling with more persistent mental health concerns. Cheryl makes the reader feel as though she is talking to them one-on-one. The exercises make the book fun. A good self-help book for teens, or a great resource to be used in conjunction with therapy.”
—Quynn Morehouse, PsyD, clinical psychologist in private practice in Portland, ME
“The Resilience Workbook for Teens is an interesting, important, and fun guide for young people to develop their resilience skills in the face of an ever-growing stressful world. Cheryl Bradshaw has created exercises that are highly engaging. I would highly recommend this book to teens and those who work with teens. Can’t wait to use the workbook with my clients!”
—Caren Baruch-Feldman, PhD, psychologist and author of The Grit Guide for Teens