In Mindfulness for Teen Depression, two teen experts offer powerful tools based in mindfulness and positive psychology to help you ease symptoms, work through troubling thoughts and feelings, and thrive in all aspects of life. If you re a teen with depression, you may often feel sad, lonely, and unmotivated. And it can be especially difficult to do well in school, make friends, and take those important steps toward adulthood. But it s important for you to know that your depression is not your fault, and that it doesn t have to define you. Most importantly, there are steps you can take to feel better.With this powerful workbook, you ll learn effective skills based in mindfulness and positive psychology to help you manage difficult emotions, gain distance from negative thoughts, and enhance your awareness of the present moment. You ll also discover tons of activities and exercises such as mindful meditations, walking, yoga, healthy eating and sleeping tips, and more to help you care for your body as well as your mind.Depression can make it seem like you're viewing the world through dark or distorted glasses. When you're depressed, it s even hard to see yourself clearly. This book will empower you to feel better, more energized, and start reaching for your goals one step at a time.
Want to take charge of your own life and improve your mood? Pick up "Mindfulness for Teen Depression." It offers realistic, accessible ways to feel less overwhelmed and down on yourself and more confident and at ease. Mitch Abblett and Christopher Willard have once again created an easy-to-read book that sets things out in straight-forward fashion. I imagine anyone, not only teens, will find "Mindfulness for Teen Depression" both useful and inspiring. Mark Bertin, MD, author of "Mindful Parenting for ADHD""
Mitch R. Abblett (Author) Mitch R. Abblett, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and clinical director of the Manville School, a therapeutic day school program in Boston, MA, serving children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and learning difficulties. He maintains a private practice, and has written regarding mindfulness, clinical work, and youth mental health needs. He conducts national and international trainings on mindfulness and its applications. Christopher Willard (Author) Christopher Willard, PsyD, is a psychologist and psychotherapist at Tufts University and in private practice in the Boston, MA, area specializing in mindfulness-based treatment of adolescents and young adults. He has worked with adolescents for over a decade with experience as a therapist in the inner city, and a special education teacher in a therapeutic school. A student of meditation, he has studied and sat on retreats with many of the great contemporary teachers in both Asia and North America. He recently joined the board of directors at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, where he has served on the faculty for the past three years.