Your Amazing Teen Brain
CBT and Neuroscience Skills to Stress Less, Balance Emotions, and Strengthen Your Growing Mind
"Teens looking for help in understanding their brains and making positive shifts will find this effective."--Kirkus Reviews
Your teen brain is amazing! These fun and easy "brain hacks" will help you make the most of your growing mind, deal with ALL the feelings, build friendships, and face life's challenges with confidence.
As a teen, your brain is changing--a lot! Your feelings are bigger and more intense. Friends and peers are more important than ever before. You're discovering who you are as a person, and what matters to you. And you're also starting to understand how the world works--and not all of it is sunshine and roses. If you're like many other teens, you may feel overwhelmed by these changes. And that's okay!
In Your Amazing Teen Brain, you'll find skills grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and neuroscience to help you take advantage of your growing mind, manage difficult emotions, build better relationships, and face all the challenges of growing up--from academic pressure to social drama. You'll also gain a better understanding of how your brain works and why the teen years are so intense, and find real skills you can use to stay cool when emotions take over.
Life as a teen is exciting and challenging, and your brain is energized and ready for change. With this unique guide, you'll learn to make the most of your growing brain, so you can be your very best. What are you waiting for?
About this Author
Elisa Nebolsine, LCSW, is owner and clinician at CBT for Kids, a private practice in Alexandria, VA. She is adjunct faculty at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, adjunct faculty at the Catholic University of America, and a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She has presented locally and nationally on the topic of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and is a consultant for schools, agencies, and other organizations on the implementation and use of CBT with children, teens, and young adults. She is author of The Grit Workbook for Kids.
Foreword writer Judith S. Beck, PhD, is president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and clinical professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She is author of the seminal text, Cognitive Therapy, which has been translated into more than twenty languages, and whose third edition contains a recovery orientation.
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