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The Teen Anxiety Guidebook

Improve Self-Esteem, Discover New Coping Skills, and Relieve Social Anxiety, Worry, and Panic Attacks

Published by Bloom Books for Young Readers
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

Break free from anxiety and manage stress with simple strategies and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques in this straightforward and encouraging handbook.

Keeping up with friendships, relationships, school, extracurriculars, and social media is already a lot of work. And when anxiety spikes, it sometimes feels like it’s impossible to keep your life on track. You might feel like you’re in a never-ending downward spiral. That’s where this book comes in. The Teen Anxiety Guidebook offers dozens of beneficial quizzes, activities, tips and CBT-based advice to help you:
  • Identify your most common anxiety triggers
  • Learn essential coping skills to prevent anxiety attacks
  • Redirect risky behavior, including substance abuse and self-harm
  • Understand the options of therapy and medication
  • Overcome the spike-and-relapse cycle

From mindfulness meditation to diaphragmatic breathing, the exercises in this book will give you the tools you need to redirect negative thought and behavioral patterns and navigate the difficulties of life.

About The Authors

Jon Patrick Hatcher is the coauthor of 101 Ways to Conquer Teen Anxiety, the author of Anxiety Hacks for an Uncertain World, and a curriculum developer and corporate trainer by trade. As an active and gregarious guy who rebounded from thirteen sports-related surgeries, anxiety, and cancer, Jon is an expert at sourcing the humor and meaning in life’s trials, while helping others to leverage their innate ability to adapt and overcome intense difficulty. He holds an master of arts from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and has spent years studying, utilizing, and sharing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), exposure response prevention (ERP), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) techniques, which he conveys in laymen flair. Jon writes in an engaging style from the vantage of someone who continues to effectively manage debilitating anxiety and depression. Consequently, he is a huge proponent of the techniques he teaches, as he knows their effectiveness firsthand. Jon has written for various platforms and publications such as Good Housekeeping, Prevention, Success, Reader’s Digest, and Health magazines, and he currently writes the only self-help, humor column on Psychology Today, titled “In Case of Anxiety." He loves the sound of steel drums and smelling new things. He lives in California. 

Dr. Thomas McDonagh is the coauthor of 101 Ways to Conquer Teen Anxiety and contributor to additional publications. Tom works as a clinical psychologist in San Francisco, California. He is the owner of the group psychology practice Good Therapy SF.

Born in NY and raised in the Midwest, Tom has enjoyed using his profession as an excuse to move around the country. He moved to California in 2011 as a postdoctoral fellow with Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa. Prior to moving west he was an undergrad at Manhattan College in Bronx, New York, attended graduate school at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and completed his predoctoral internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. In his free time Tom enjoys taking advantage of all Northern California has to offer, including skiing, swimming, and live music.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Bloom Books for Young Readers (July 4, 2023)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781646045044
  • Grades: 8 - 12
  • Ages: 14 - 17

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