Getting Comfortable with Uncertainty for Teens: 10 Tips to Overcome Anxiety, Fear, and Worry (Instant Help Solutions) (Paperback)
A fun and practical guide to help you deal with feelings of anxiety, fear, worry, and self-doubt.
Do you ever feel stressed, worried, or anxious about the future? You aren't alone. From pandemics and natural disasters to school violence and social media overload, today's teens face an increasingly overwhelming and uncertain world. Add in the daily stress of school and grades, friends and relationships, extracurricular activities, jobs, and planning for college, and there's plenty to feel anxious about. The good news is that you can manage your fears, live with confidence, and make a positive impact. This book will show you how.
In this friendly guide just for teens, you'll gain a greater understanding of how uncertainty can trigger feelings of anxiety, fear, worry, and self-doubt. Grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the book offers ten skills-based tips to help you take "smart risks," stop avoiding the things that make you feel uneasy, and bounce back from challenges and setbacks. Most importantly, you'll learn to become more comfortable with uncertainty, and take valued actions toward creating positive change in your life--and the world.
Not knowing what to do, what's going to happen, and what other people are thinking and feeling can be scary. And as a teen, you're going through a whole bunch of changes and transitions. Uncertainty is a part of life, but with this book as your guide, you'll learn to stay cool, calm, and focused on your bright future
*The foreword by Sheri L. Turrell, PhD, is available at the publisher's website: https: //www.newharbinger.com/turrell-foreword*
About the Author
Juliana Negreiros, PhD, is a registered psychologist and researcher in British Columbia, Canada; passionate about working with children, youth, and young adults with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and behavioral difficulties using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) techniques. Negreiros completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Provincial OCD Program at the BC Children's Hospital, where she led several studies and coauthored a number of academic papers. Negreiros has provided numerous trainings on anxiety nationally and internationally, is a consultant and collaborator with Anxiety Canada, and codeveloped province-wide curriculums for educators to help students manage anxiety in schools. Katherine Martinez, PsyD, is a registered psychologist in British Columbia, Canada; with more than twenty years of experience in clinical work, training, and research. Martinez uses CBT, ACT, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to assess and treat anxiety, mood, and childhood disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as provide parent effectiveness training to parents and caregivers. In addition to direct clinical care, Martinez is also a staff writer and contractor for Anxiety Canada, and is a consultant at CBT Connections--an organization that provides evidence-based training for health professionals working for the government and community-funded agencies at the provincial and regional level in both British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Foreword writer Sheri L. Turrell, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in helping adolescents move toward a life that matters. Over the past ten years, Turrell has coauthored two ACT texts, supervised graduate students and mental health professionals, and facilitated workshops internationally.