The Resilience Workbook for Teens

The Resilience Workbook for Teens

Cheryl M. Bradshaw

It’s time to realize your full potential! In The Resilience Workbook for Teens, you’ll learn to bounce back from setbacks, develop grit and a growth mindset, and overcome any obstacle that comes your way.

Social media, online ads, and glossy magazines make it look easy to be a teen—everyone seems to be laughing, sun-kissed, beautiful, surrounded by friends, and wearing the perfect clothes. But if you’re like most teens and young adults, reality doesn’t look like a magazine ad, lifestyle blog, or Instagram feed. You may struggle with not fitting in or being bullied. You may feel overwhelmed by stress, experience a significant setback, or lose a parent or loved one. That’s why it’s so important to build resilience—the cornerstone of mental health and wellness. This workbook will show you how.

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It’s time to realize your full potential! In The Resilience Workbook for Teens, you’ll learn to bounce back from setbacks, develop grit and a growth mindset, and overcome any obstacle that comes your way.

Social media, online ads, and glossy magazines make it look easy to be a teen—everyone seems to be laughing, sun-kissed, beautiful, surrounded by friends, and wearing the perfect clothes. But if you’re like most teens and young adults, reality doesn’t look like a magazine ad, lifestyle blog, or Instagram feed. You may struggle with not fitting in or being bullied. You may feel overwhelmed by stress, experience a significant setback, or lose a parent or loved one. That’s why it’s so important to build resilience—the cornerstone of mental health and wellness. This workbook will show you how.

In The Resilience Workbook for Teens, author, psychotherapist, and youth mentor Cheryl M. Bradshaw will show you that the key to building resilience lies in your relationship with yourself. Through activities and interactive exercises, you’ll learn to balance your emotions, rewrite the negative stories you tell yourself, embrace who you are, and believe in your own power to bounce back from life’s biggest challenges. The teen years are a critical time to learn the skills of resilience and to develop positive strategies for coping with stress and mental health challenges. Let this fun and friendly workbook guide you as you build your own resilience. It’s a gift you’ll take with you, beyond high school and well into adulthood.

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Item TRWT
ISBN# 978-1684032921
Pages 160
Cover softback
Year 2019

Authors

Cheryl M. Bradshaw, MA, is a registered psychotherapist working in private practice, and author of How to Like Yourself—a self-esteem guide for teens that was a #1 new release in its category on Amazon. She has been featured on various television shows, radio shows, and podcasts, including Breakfast Television, Global’s The Morning Show, CBC Radio, and Today’s Parent.

Her book was also selected as a 2016 Foreword INDIES Finalist for the 2016 Young Adult Nonfiction category. In addition, Cheryl received the inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award from Yorkville University in 2017. Cheryl served as a counselor at both Sheridan College and the University of Guelph. She also has a background in teaching, and continues to work with and volunteer with schools and charities to talk about youth and young adult mental health, self-esteem, and also to support parents with their teens.

Contents

A Note For Educators, Mental Health Professionals, and Parents

Dear Reader

Goal 1: Adapting to Change

Activity 1. Rewiring the Brain

Activity 2. Storytelling and Perspectives

Activity 3. Letting Go of Your Old Story

Goal 2: Overcoming Adversity

Activity 4. Understanding Stress

Activity 5. Grit and Growth Mindset

Activity 6. Distress Tolerance: The Ice Cube Experiment

Activity 7. Direct Discomfort Versus Indirect Discomfort

Goal 3: Finding Your Strength

Activity 8. Fear – Turn “What If” Into “I Can”

Activity 9. Letter to Yourself

Activity 10. Vulnerability: Finding the Strength to Be Yourself

Activity 11. Taking Chances

Activity 12. Assertive Defense of the Self

Goal 4: Keeping Perspective

Activity 13. Self-Care

Activity 14. Mindfulness

Activity 15. Values Chart – What Drives You?

Activity 16. Life Is Messy…And Messy Can Be Funny

Goal 5: Staying Focused

Activity 17. SMART Goals

Activity 18. The DOTS of Avoidance

Activity 19. Keeping the Inner Circle in Check

Activity 20. End of Book Check-In

Acknowledgements

Works Cited

Excerpts

”…Think of it like building a house of cards. Each new card you put into your house takes a lot of focus and effort. And each card needs a few other cards to rely on to stand in place. Every thought and fact has to be related to another fact in some way to make sense to us as well.) Once a card is in place in that house just right, that card stays pretty stable, and you can keep building on top of it. But if you wanted to go back and pull a card out, a whole bunch of cards often come with it. So this house of cards wants you to be really sure you want to change something, because it will take a lot of energy to make that happen. So it’s going to put up a whole lot of roadblocks in your way before its going to let you actually pull a card out of that house and change it around.”

Reviews

“Cheryl is an amazing, relatable, and down-to-earth psychotherapist. Her book is easy to follow, funny, and captures the most up-to-date strategies in mental health. Strategies such as self-care, mindfulness, goal setting, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) make this a go-to book for any adolescent—one struggling with everyday issues or one who is struggling with more persistent mental health concerns. Cheryl makes the reader feel as though she is talking to them one-on-one. The exercises make the book fun. A good self-help book for teens, or a great resource to be used in conjunction with therapy.”

—Quynn Morehouse, PsyD, clinical psychologist in private practice in Portland, ME

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