Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens

Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens

by Earl Hipp

Paperback(Revised and Updated Third Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575422824
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/20/2008
Edition description: Revised and Updated Third Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 376,053
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 11 - 18 Years

About the Author


Earl Hipp is the author of many books for young people. He has a B.A. in Psychology and a master’s degree in Psychophysiology. He has worked as a clinical psychotherapist, helping hundreds of people to better understand, cope with, and grow through the challenges in their lives.

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Fighting Invisible Tigers     2
How Can This Book Help?     3
Stress 101: The Lowdown on Invisible Tigers     5
The Fight-or-Flight Response     6
Short- and Long-Term Stress     10
Coping Strategies     12
10 Myths About-and the Last Word on-Stress     18
10 Tiger-Taming Techniques     22
Get Moving     25
Some Benefits of Physical Activity     26
The FIT Formula for Physical Activity     26
Fight Stress with Food     33
Why Is Eating Healthy So Important?     34
Bad Diet Habits     34
Why It Can Be Hard to Eat Well     37
Find Your Calm Center     41
What Are Relaxation Techniques?     42
Focused Breathing     44
Sitting in the Calm     48
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)     51
Stand Up for Yourself     57
Assertiveness Skills     58
The ASSERT Formula     60
Weave a Safety Net of Support     67
The Importance of Weaving a Safety Net     68
The Five Levels of Relationships     69
Strengthening Relationships     74
Take Charge of Your Life     77
Writing Your Own Script     78
Reaching Your Goals     79
Get Time on Your Side     87
How Time Management Can Help You     88
Setting Priorities     89
Time Management Tips     93
Risk Trying New Things     97
Are You a Risk Taker?     98
Start Small and Give Yourself a Chance to Learn     99
Avoiding Perfectionism     100
Find Support and Celebrate Successes     105
Stand on Solid Ground     107
Decisions Are Powerful     108
Making Decisions When the Pressure's On     109
Managing Peer Pressure     111
Choose the Upside View     116
Seeing the Upside     117
Positive Self-Talk     118
Lighten Up     119
First Aid for Tiger Bites     123
When Is It Time to Get Help?     123
A Final Word     127
Index     128
About the Author     133

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