The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are

The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are


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ISBN-13: 9781626259843
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 119,661
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Karen Bluth, PhD, earned her doctoral degree in child and family studies at the University of Tennessee. She is currently research faculty in the Program on Integrative Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Her work focuses on the roles that mindfulness and self-compassion play in promoting well-being in teens. Bluth was awarded a Francisco J. Varela research award from the Mind and Life Institute in 2012, which allowed her to explore the effects of a mindfulness intervention on adolescents’ well-being through examining stress biomarkers. In spring 2015, she received internal University of North Carolina funding to explore relationships among mindfulness, self-compassion, and emotional well-being in teens in grades 7–12. With current NIH funding, she is part of a research team at the University of North Carolina that is studying the teen adaptation of Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer’s Mindful Self-Compassion program.

In addition to her research, Bluth regularly teaches mindfulness and mindful self-compassion courses to both adults and teens in the Chapel Hill, NC, area and regularly gives talks and leads workshops at schools and universities. In collaboration with Lorraine Hobbs, Bluth has adapted Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer’s Mindful Self-Compassion program for an adolescent population. A former educator with eighteen years classroom experience, Bluth is currently associate editor of the academic journal Mindfulness.

Foreword writer Kristin Neff, PhD, is currently associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion, released by William Morrow. In conjunction with her colleague Christopher Germer, she developed an empirically supported eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide. Neff is also featured in the best-selling book and award-winning documentary The Horse Boy, which chronicles her family’s journey to Mongolia, where they trekked on horseback to find healing for her autistic son.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Real Reasons That Teens Struggle—and What Can Help
Chapter 1 Changes, Changes, and More Changes
Chapter 2 What Is Self-Compassion?
Part 2: Finding Self-Compassion
Chapter 3 How Do I Begin to Be Kind to Myself?
Chapter 4 Opening My Heart and Letting Kindness In
Chapter 5 Mindfulness, Automatic Pilot, and Learning to Pause
Chapter 6 I Am Not Alone—Even When I Think I Am!
Part 3: Beyond the Basics
Chapter 7 Help! I’m on an Emotional Roller Coaster!
Chapter 8 Communicating with Mindfulness and Compassion
Chapter 9 What About Self-Esteem?
Part 4: Embracing Who I Am—and Finding Joy!
Chapter 10 Living By My Values
Chapter 11 Gratitude and Self-Appreciation


Bluth resides in Carrboro, NC; Neff resides in Elgin, TX.

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