Your Life, Your Way
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills to Help Teens Manage Emotions and Build Resilience
by Joseph V Ciarrochi
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 29 Oct 2020 | Archive Date 01 Sep 2020
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
The ultimate teen guide to handling all the pressures and challenges of life—your own way!
Being a teen in today's world is tough. Between school pressure, family, friends and extracurricular activities-sometimes it can feel like you're being pulled in a dozen different directions and none of them are your way. On top of that, you may feel lonely, angry, or depressed; or you may wonder if you're good enough, smart enough, or attractive enough. So, how can you overcome these self-doubts, and cultivate the strength to face life's challenges and reach your full potential?
In Your Life, Your Way, you'll learn how to deal with all the changes and challenges of the teen years-and how to grow into the person you want to be. You'll learn doable skills grounded in mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and positive psychology to help you form positive friendships, manage difficult emotions, and get unstuck from bad habits. You'll also learn real tips for dealing with several life challenges, including:
Feelings of uncertainty
Concerns about your looks
Worries about the future
Once you identify your own personal struggles, you can decide how you want to face them - as strong, assertive, kind, Honorable, caring, fun, supportive, friendly, agreeable, bold, persistent or giving.
If you're ready to take charge of your destiny and face problems head on in your own way, this fun and illustrated book has everything you need to get started today!
“Your Life, Your Way takes a scientific model and makes it tangible and practical. Parents ought to buy this book for their teens. But, please parents, read it and try the exercises first. You might just change with your teens. Also, as a supervisor, I would certainly offer this book to trainees as a treatment outline. The structure is simple, direct, and flexible enough to fit real-world therapy.”
—Kelly Wilson, PhD, professor emeritus at the University of Mississippi, founding president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), and coauthor of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
“The DNA-V model is a game changer; one of the most exciting third-wave interventions in years. This cool-looking book presents the model in a way that teens will love and find helpful.”
—Ben Sedley, PhD, clinical psychologist, and author of Stuff That Sucks
“Your Life, Your Way speaks authentically to young people setting out to figure out who and how they want to be. The authors’ DNA-V model is a practical, accessible framework that is clearly grounded in well-researched principles of behavior change, as well as adolescent development. With meaningful questions to ponder and exercises to build new skills, this book provides exceptional tools to guide teens throughout their life’s journey.”
—Siri Ming, PhD, BCBA-D, behavior analyst, and coauthor of Using RFT to Promote Generative Language