The Action Mindset Workbook for Teens: Simple CBT Skills to Help You Conquer Fear and Self-Doubt and Take Steps Toward What Really Matters (Paperback)
Do you feel like you've been living life on the sidelines? This one-of-a-kind workbook will help you take action and get back in the game
When you think about the future, are you consumed by fear and self-doubt? Do you feel stuck in your life? Does your inability to move forward cause increased anxiety, sadness, or insecurity? It's easy to avoid or withdraw from the situations that make you anxious or worried--it can feel safer at the time--but the fact is, until you find a way to confront discomfort head on and take action anyway, you'll remain stuck in a cycle of disappointment and frustration. So, how can you break free, get unstuck, and fully embrace life?
From the authors of Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens--which focuses on managing negative thinking habits--comes this unique resource for teens who struggle with taking action. Packed with simple and easy-to-apply skills drawn from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), this workbook will help you cultivate an action mindset, reduce worry, and take the steps needed to solve problems--rather than avoid them. You'll also discover the keys to quieting that inner "voice of doom," giving up the need for perfection, and managing the difficult emotions that can come with living a life on hold.
With this empowering guide, you'll learn how to:
- Figure out what's holding you back in life
- Move past negative thinking habits
- Cultivate a "go out and get it" mindset
- Be kinder to yourself
- Take small "action steps" to move toward your goals
Even the smallest behavior change can make a huge difference. If you're finally ready to face your fears, the skills you'll learn in this friendly how-to will empower you to take action and get back in the game of life
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About the Author
Mary Karapetian Alvord, PhD, is a psychologist with more than forty years of clinical experience; and is director of Alvord, Baker & Associates. She specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults using evidence-based therapies. She is adjunct associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Fellow of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), she is also a clinical fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Recently, she founded a nonprofit--Resilience Across Borders, Inc.--with a mission to promote mental health. She is coauthor of ResilienceBuilder Program for Children and Adolescents, and with Anne McGrath, Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens. Anne McGrath, MA, is an editor and writer with expertise in health, medicine, mental health, and education. She retired as executive editor overseeing publications and events at U.S. News & World Report, where she was responsible for the annual Best Hospitals and Best Colleges annual special issues--and spent thirty-five years writing and editing on health, medicine, higher education, and personal finance. She is coauthor of Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens. She holds a master's in journalism from Syracuse University. Foreword writer Carlo DiClemente, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He is codeveloper of the transtheoretical model of behavior change, and author of Changing for Good and Addiction and Change, as well as several professional books.