How to Understand the Teen Brain

Adolescence isn't easy. But the youth-friendly "It's Your Mind: Own It!" can help every teen have an awesome life. Written by veteran therapists Nicole Jon Sievers and Norene Gonsiewski, "It's Your Mind: Own It!" is a treasure chest of neuroscience-based information to help youth 1) understand why they're thinking what they're thinking and why they're feeling what they're feeling, 2) learn tools to exterminate automatic negative thoughts (ANTs), and 3) master strategies for dealing with setbacks and for embracing challenges. This innovative manual for teaching teens to take control of their roller coaster of feelings is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Theory and delightfully illustrated. Featured topics include understanding the brain, coping with anger, managing anxiety, dealing with depression, getting motivated, finding success in failure, practicing compassion, maintaining balance in life, managing stress, and living with gratitude. Time-tested exercises supplement each of the 12 chapters, reinforcing the concepts for the reader.