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Do you often find yourself in trouble because of anger? Do you react to situations and later regret how you behaved? Does your anger cause problems with other people? Are you tired of letting anger control you?
Between family life, friends, and the pressures of school, there's no doubt that it's stressful being a teenager. And while anger is a natural human emotion, different people handle it differently. Some hold in their anger and let it build, some lash out with hurtful words, some resort to fighting, and some just explode. If you've noticed yourself beginning to take out your frustrations on the people you love mostyour parents, brothers or sisters, and friendsit may be time to make a change.
The Anger Workbook for Teens includes thirty-seven exercises designed to show you effective skills to help you deal with feelings of rage without losing it. By completing just one ten-minute worksheet a day, you'll find out what's triggering your anger, look at the ways you react, and learn skills and techniques for getting your anger under control. You'll develop a personal anger profile and learn to notice the physical symptoms you feel when you become enraged, then find out how to calm those feelings and respond more sensitively to others. Once you fully understand your anger, you'll be better prepared to deal with your feelings in the moment and never lose your cool.
The activities in this workbook will help you notice things that make you angry, handle frustrating situations without getting angry, and effectively communicate your feelings. Most of all, these activities can help you learn to change how you respond to anger. Change is not easy, but with the right frame of mind and set of skills, you can do it. This book is designed to help you understand how both your mind and body respond to anger, how you can handle this anger constructively, and relaxation techniques for dealing with anger in a healthy way, so that you can not only control your anger, but your life as a whole.
The Bullying Workbook for Teens is the first practical, skills-based teen self-help workbook that addresses both bullying and cyberbullying, an unfortunately common concern for many of today’s teens. The book is designed to help teens learn anti-bullying strategies, build constructive communication skills to help them express their feelings and manage their emotions, and gain confidence in themselves and their interactions with others.
Being a teenager is difficult enough without having to worry about bullying. If you have experienced bullying or cyberbullying, you arent alone. Bullying and cyberbullying are at an all-time high, and the effects of both can be tremendous for a young person who is already dealing with major school, life, and home stressors.
The Bullying Workbook for Teens incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help ease anxiety, fear, stress, and other emotions associated with being bullied. The workbook is made up of 42 step-by-step self-help activities designed to help you learn anti-bullying tips and strategies, manage emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger, and depression, and learn constructive communication skills to help you express your feelings.
With this workbook as your guide, you will also learn how to identify toxic friendships, how to build your own self-confidence, and importantly, how to ask for help when bullying gets out of control. The exercises in this book are designed to be useful in everyday situations, so that you gain helpful tools to help you combat bullying or cyberbullying in your life. Bullying can happen to anyone, but there is hope to make a change and stand up for yourself, once and for all.
If you are experiencing bullying, this book will offer sound psychological support to help you gain confidence in yourself and in your interactions with others. It is also a great resource for parents, educators, and counseling professionals.
In The Anger Workbook for Teens, an anger management counselor offers forty-two activities and exercises adolescents can do to examine what makes them angry and learn to communicate their feelings more effectively. The activities also teach coping skills that help young readers handle anger-provoking situations in healthy ways.
In addition to the common difficulties teens face, such as body changes and peer pressure, transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth experience unique challenges with identity and interpersonal relationships. This is the first book written for TGNC youth that incorporates skills, exercises, and activities from evidence-based therapiessuch as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)to help these teens address the broad range of challenges they mayencounter related to gender identity and expression at home, in school, and with peers.
This one-of-a-kind, comprehensive workbook will help you navigate your gender identity and expression at home, in school, and with peers.
If you are a transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) teen, you may experience unique challenges with identity and interpersonal relationships. In addition to experiencing common teen challenges such as body changes and peer pressure, you may be wondering how to express your unique identity to others. The Gender Quest Workbook incorporates skills, exercises, and activities from evidence-based therapies—such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—to help you address the broad range of struggles you may encounter related to gender identity, such as anxiety, isolation, fear, and even depression.
Despite outdated beliefs, gender no longer implies being simply male or female, but rather a whole spectrum of possibilities. This fun, engaging workbook is designed specifically for teens like you who want to explore the concept of gender and gender identity and expression—whether you already identify as TGNC or are simply questioning your gender identity.
The activities in this book will help you explore your identity internally, interpersonally, and culturally. And along the way, you’ll learn how to effectively express yourself and make informed decisions on how to navigate your gender with family, friends, classmates, and coworkers. The book also includes chapters on sex and dating, balancing multiple identities, and how to deal with stressful challenges when they arise.
The Gender Quest Workbook also features a brief downloadable guide for clinicians that explains ways professionals can better serve gender-expansive youth. The guide will address ways to help youth working with gender identity build resilience against the stress of gender minority, among other topics.
Gossip, teasing, and bullying can have a devastating effect on teenage girls. Coping with Cliques was developed to help girls develop a positive identity during these difficult years. The activities in this book equip girls with the tools they need to deal with cyber-bullying, social isolation, pressure to be sexy, and other issues that arise in middle school and high school.
When you're the target of snubbing or teasing at school, it's easy to feel like everyone else has a group of friends and you're the only odd one out. The reality is that gossip and rumors hurt everyone, and often, even the most popular girls feel alone. Making your way through junior high and high school isn't easy, and it definitely requires more than the right shoes and lip gloss. You'll need a cool head and the confidence to be yourself in the face of serious social challenges.
This workbook will help you deal with cliques, teasing, and gossip, and show you how to avoid getting caught up in this hurtful pattern of behavior. Coping with Cliques also includes key strategies for sticking up for yourself, maintaining your self-esteem even when others tease you, and finding friends who like you for who you are.
The exercises in this workbook will help you to:
- Handle Internet gossip and teasing
- Stop feeling like you have to be sexy
- Be assertive when necessary to gain respect and confidence
- Find true friends and stop being hurt by friends who leave you out
About the Author
Rylan Jay Testa, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has been working to improve the mental and physical health of transgender and gender-nonconforming people through research and development of clinical interventions. He is assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Rhodes College, and research affiliate of the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Research (CLEAR). Testa is highly respected for his work in both the field of psychology and the transgender and gender-nonconforming community.Deborah Coolhart, PhD, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and assistant professor at Syracuse University's Marriage and Family Therapy program. Her clinical and scholarly work focus on strengths and challenges of transgender people and their loved ones, and she has published several journal articles and book chapters on transgender-related topics. She created a clinical team of master's students who work specifically with transgender clients ,their partners, and families in a free university clinic—providing a valuable service to the transgender community in New York.Jayme Peta, MA, MS, has been working with and for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth since 1997. Peta holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from Naropa University, and is a doctoral candidate at Palo Alto University in clinical psychology.