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Teens will become their bravest and fiercest selves and overcome social anxiety disorder with this helpful, upbeat book written by an expert in the field. Social anxiety is tough, but teens don't have to figure it out alone. This empowering book will walk them through strategies that work. From practicing mindfulness to relaxing their bodies, readers can train their brains to help them gradually get back to doing more of what they love to do. These tools will help teens manage anxiety in the future and keep it from managing them. This book uses evidence-based skills from cognitive behavioral therapy to give teens a toolkit to help kids overcome their anxiety and move toward becoming their bravest, fiercest selves. Lively chapters will engage teens and caregivers alike.
Chapter 1: What is Social Anxiety, and What can I do About it?
Chapter 2: The Power of Emotions
Chapter 3: Cognitive Coping
Chapter 4: Mindfulness
Chapter 5: Relaxation Exercises
Chapter 6: Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Chapter 7: Making the Most of Exposures
Chapter 8: Relapse Prevention
Chapter 9: Self-Care
Chapter 10: What Next?
About the Author
Jacqueline Sperling, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, faculty at Harvard Medical School, and the co-founder and Co-Program Director of the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program at McLean Hospital. She also is the author of the young adult nonfiction book, Find Your Fierce: How to Put Social Anxiety in Its Place and a contributor for Harvard Health Publishing. Dr. Sperling specializes in implementing evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, and working with youth who present with anxiety disorders and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder. She also focuses on providing parent guidance by using treatments, such as behavioral parent training, to help families address children's internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Anya Kuvarzina graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and earned her MA from Goldsmiths University. She blogs about illustration on YouTube and Instagram. She lives in London, UK. Visit treesforanya.com, @TreesForAnya on Facebook and Twitter, and @anyakuvarzina on Pinterest.