The Stressed Teens Handbook




Goodman, Christopher

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Stress is common among adolescent populations and is accepted as a significant contributing factor in the onset of a range of psychopathology, including depression and anxiety. One intervention that shows promise in reducing stress and increasing wellbeing is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens. An important aspect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens assumed to be essential to increasing the therapeutic effects of this intervention, is participants engagement in regular home practice. In order to support home practice, the author has developed a take home resource entitled, The Stressed Teens Handbook. This resource, includes variable assignments, such as self-monitoring and the scheduling of mindfulness-based behavioural experiments. The Stressed Teens Handbook is designed to help participants continue their practice of MBSR-T interventions and extend the therapeutic sessions beyond the conclusion of the Stressed Teen’s group.



Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens, Stress, Home Practice, Wellbeing