The Millennial Mental Health Toolbox: Tips, Tools, and Handouts for Engaging Gen Y in Therapy

The Millennial Mental Health Toolbox: Tips, Tools, and Handouts for Engaging Gen Y in Therapy

by Goali Saedi Bocci

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Overview

A generation as diverse as this demands a therapeutic Toolbox that sheds light on the intricacies and complexities in working with and treating this unique population. Written by Dr. Goali Saedi Bocci, millennial, psychologist, and author of a popular millennial-focused blog on Psychology Today, this workbook is filled with actionable worksheets, handouts, tech-guided meditations, and empowering Tools requiring mere minutes a day to support the time-pressed client. Solution-Focused Therapy Interventions for Quick-Fixes, CBT to Manage Anxiety, Rumination, & Cognitive Distortions, Reducing Stress with Mindfulness & Meditation, Managing Loneliness & Feelings of Isolation, Decreasing Blue Light & Enhancing Sleep, Developing Self-Compassion, Overcoming Perfectionism in the Pinterest & Instagram Era, Texting, Social Media, & Well-Being

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683732839
Publication date: 04/14/2020
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 799,546
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Goali Saedi Bocci, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, author, millennial expert, TEDx speaker, and media personality. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University. Dr. Saedi Bocci is the author of the Digital Detox Deck (2019), The Social Media Workbook for Teens (2019), PhDiva (2015), and the forthcoming The Positivity Workbook for Teens (2020). You can learn more about her work at drgoali.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 Unique Challenges in Working With Millennials

Who Are Millennials? 3

Tip #1 Understanding Millennials vs. Other Generations 3

Tip #2 Me Generation, Burnout Generation: Avoiding Misunderstandings About Millennials 5

Tip #3 Focusing on Millennial Strengths 6

Millennials in the Workplace 8

Tip #4 Understanding Millennial Trends in the Workforce 8

Understanding Technology 10

Tip #5 Who Reads Email Anymore? Millennials and "Ancient" Technologies 10

Tip #6 Texting and Health Hazards 11

Tip #7 Embracing Technology in Clinical Practice 12

Tip #8 Integrating Teletherapy for Millennials 14

Becoming Social Media Savvy 16

Tip #9 Understanding the Big Four: Facebook®, Instagram®, Snapchat®, and Twitter® 16

Tip #10 Secondary Social Sites: Pinterest®, YouTube®, and Linkedln® 17

Tip #11 Prepare for New Emerging Technologies 18

Part 2 Problem Solving: Speedy Solutions for Millennials

Solution-Focused Therapy 21

Tool #1 Sleep Hygiene Hints 23

Tool #2 Assessing and Improving Diet 26

Tool #3 Exercise and Fitness in the Millennial Era 30

Tool #4 Time Management for the Time Pressed 34

Tool #5 Procrastination: A Common Millennial Malady 37

Tool #6 Perfectionism Primer 43

Tool #7 Perfectionism in the Pinterest Era 46

Tool #8 Letting Go of Control 48

Tool #9 Understanding Loneliness 51

Tool #10 Managing Loneliness 55

Tool #11 Learning Micro Self-Care 58

Tool #12 Learning Macro Self-Care 63

Tool #13 Integrating Alternative Therapies 66

Part 3 Managing Racing Thoughts and Rumination

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 73

Tool #14 Journaling 101 74

Tool #15 Emotions Are More Than Emojis 79

Tool #16 ABCs of Mood 83

Tool #17 Cognitive Distortions: Explained and in Action 89

Tool #18 Thought Log 103

Tool #19 Moving Beyond FOMO and YOLO 107

Tool #20 Strengths Chart 112

Tool #21 Behavioral Activation Coping Tools List 117

Part 4 Grounding Frantic Energy

Mindfulness-Based Therapies 125

Tool #22 Seven Principles of Mindfulness 126

Tool #23 Attitude of Gratitude 133

Tool #24 Self-Compassion 137

Tool #25 Five-Minute Mindful Cup Meditation 141

Tool #26 Daily Mindful Commute Practice 143

Tool #27 Daily Cleansing Rituals 146

Tool #28 Tech-Guided Meditation 149

Tool #29 Japanese Forest Bathing 153

Tool #30 Seated Meditation 157

Tool #31 Yog-ahhh: Preparation 161

Tool #32 Yog-ahhh: Practice 165

Tool #33 Accessing Wise Mind 169

Tool #34 Mastering Emotions (Emotion Regulation Skills) 172

Tool #35 Hitting the Panic Button (Distress Tolerance Skills) 175

Conclusion 183

References 185

Recommended Readings 187

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