The Mindfulness Workbook for Teen Self-Harm
- Powerful mindfulness tools to help teens move beyond self-harming thoughts and behaviors
- Teens will learn about the power of mindfulness
- How it can help create a special space for simply being with their thoughts
- How to be mindful of their senses
- Techniques for managing difficult feelings before they escalate
- How to move past self-judgment to embrace self-compassion and self-awareness
Being a teen in today’s world isn’t easy. Many teens struggle with difficult feelings and thoughts—and sometimes, when these thoughts feel overwhelming, teens may just want to feel something else. This is where self-harming behaviors, such as cutting, come in. This book will help guide teens in better ways to handle their pain.
In this workbook, teens will learn about the power of mindfulness, and how it can help create a special space for simply being with their thoughts. When dealing with difficult emotions, teens will have this safe space to go to again and again—no matter where they are or what they’re doing. Teens will learn how to be mindful of their senses, techniques for managing difficult feelings before they escalate, and move past self-judgment to embrace self-compassion and self-awareness.
Paperback, 176 pages, 8 x .5 x 10 inches
“An incredible and indispensable resource. Biegel and Cooper are exemplary guides using compassion and grace in supporting teens struggling with self-harm. Packed with highly relatable and accessible tools, teens will learn not only to be incredible survivors, but to perfect their ‘awesome sauce recipes’ as well! Teens, parents, therapists, and caregivers will equally benefit from the invaluable tools that integrate mindfulness and much more in this workbook.”
—Goali Saedi Bocci, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, and author of The Social Media Workbook for Teens
“Biegel and Cooper have captured every possible helpful angle to help teens who struggle with self-harming urges and behaviors. Loaded with personal self-harm assessments and a wide range of highly effective, easy-use strategies, this workbook leaves nothing out. I highly recommend it for teens, therapists, and educators seeking a workbook that delivers much needed coping strategies to those who self-harm and to those seeking to truly understand it.”
—Jeffrey Bernstein, PhD, licensed psychologist, author of The Stress Survival Guide for Teens, Mindfulness for Teen Worry, Letting Go of Anger for Teens Therapeutic Card Deck, and 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child
“The Mindfulness Workbook for Teen Self-Harm is a wonderful and practical guide, not only for teens/adolescents, but really anyone looking to better understand themselves and to effectively manage overwhelming feelings/stressors, constantly arising in today’s fast-paced, stressed-out, modern world. The authors have taken a very difficult subject to talk about—self-harm—and have, with open hearts and arms, taken it out of the dark and shined a healing light on it. They have created a brilliant and creative step-by-step guide to help those struggling in darkness to find a way out of their pain and suffering, back into the light. It is written in a way where one feels as if the authors are right there with you, holding your hand, guiding you every step of the way without judgment, just love and support. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to help heal their emotional pain and suffering.”
—Alexander Bacher, PsyD, clinical psychologist at Passages Treatment Center in Malibu, CA
About the Authors
Gina M. Biegel, LMFT, is a San Francisco Bay Area-based psychotherapist, researcher, speaker, and author specializing mindfulness-based work with adolescents. She is founder of Stressed Teens, which has been offering mindfulness-based stress reduction for teens (MBSR-T) to adolescents, families, schools, professionals, and the community since 2004. She created MBSR-T to help teens in a large HMO’s outpatient department of child and adolescent psychiatry, who were not receiving relief or amelioration of their physical and psychological symptoms with the use of a multitude of other evidence-based practices.
She is an expert and pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based approaches to youth. She is author of Take in the Good; Be Mindful and Stress Less; The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens; and the Be Mindful: A Card Deck for Teens. She also has a mindfulness practice audio CD, Mindfulness for Teens: Mindfulness Practices to Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being to complement the MBSR-T program. She provides worldwide intensive ten-week online trainings, and works with teens and families individually and in groups. Her work has been featured on The Today Show and CNN, and in Psychology Today, Reuters, The New York Times, and Tricycle to name a few. For more information, visit her website at www.stressedteens.com.
Stacie Cooper, PsyD, received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University in 2009. She has counseled teens and young adults privately and in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as led groups and psychoeducational trainings on adolescent mental health issues. She is certified in MBSR-T, and has facilitated workshops in community centers and schools throughout Orange County, CA.