Zen Teen: 40 Ways to Stay Calm When Life Gets Stressful

Zen Teen: 40 Ways to Stay Calm When Life Gets Stressful

by Tanya Carroll Richardson
Zen Teen: 40 Ways to Stay Calm When Life Gets Stressful

Zen Teen: 40 Ways to Stay Calm When Life Gets Stressful

by Tanya Carroll Richardson


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A warm and relatable teen guide to reducing anxiety, depression, and panic while developing resilience and confidence with 40 tips and tricks that guide, support, and inspire teens to keep calm and stay mindful

In the last decade, studies have reported a drastic rise in teens who experience anxiety, panic, and an inability to cope with the pressures of daily life. As mental health challenges become less stigmatized, young people are more likely than ever before to know how to identify their feelings and ask for help. Even celebrity teen icons like Selena Gomez are "coming out" as anxiety sufferers.

Zen Teen addresses this epidemic with powerful coping mechanisms and creative tools-including two fun quizzes, tons of engaging exercises and a cool playlist-designed for the teenage mind. With topics like "The Unique Genius of You" and "Rock-Star Rituals," Tanya Carroll Richardson prompts teens to get calm by engaging in mindful tasks like identifying gurus, tapping into warrior energy, mastering meditation, practicing realistic optimism, becoming a self-awareness samurai, learning to surrender, finding a spirit animal, expressing challenging emotions, living with loving-kindness, protecting the planet, and making vision boards that embrace "the Tao of Cool."

Smart and fresh, Zen Teen helps teens thrive while navigating and managing the pressures of everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580057820
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 232,444
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Tanya Richardson is a regular contributor to Beliefnet and MindBodyGreen.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

What Is Mindfulness? xiii

Part 1 Meditation, Mantras & Making Peace with Life

1 Set Intentions 3

2 Get Some Gurus 6

3 Journal for Answers & Wisdom 10

4 Master Meditation 15

5 Use the Power of Realistic Optimism 21

6 Create Space 24

7 Make Mantras That Calm You Down & Build You Up 27

8 Color Your Mood 31

9 Give Yourself a Break 35

Part 2 The Unique Genius of You

10 Discover Your Personal Dharma 41

11 Practice Self-Love 47

12 Curb the Urge to Compare & Despair 51

13 Become a Self-Awareness Samurai 55

Quiz: How Self-Aware Are You? 59

Part 3 Embracing the Magic 5 Mystery of Life

14 Find Your Spirit Animals 67

15 Get Grounded with Crystals 79

16 Wish on a Star 84

17 Spot the Signs from Life 88

18 Explore Aromatherapy 93

19 Make Your Own Full Moon Rituals 99

20 Know the Difference Between Giving Up & Surrendering 107

Part 4 Rock-Star Rituals

21 Tap into Your Warrior Energy 113

Quiz: What Type of Warrior Are You? 116

22 Open Your Heart 125

23 Experience Heart Healing 130

24 Harness the Tao of Cool 134

25 Work with Vision Boards 138

26 Take Satisfying Shavasana Breaks 141

27 Embrace Loving-Kindness 144

28 Go on a Digital Detox 150

29 Cultivate Gratitude 154

Part 5 Habits to Keep You Happy & Healthy

30 Be Present 161

31 Express Challenging Emotions 165

32 Seek out Simple Pleasures 171

33 Accept What's Beyond Your Control 175

34 Find Your Soul Tribe 179

35 Ground Yourself in Nature 182

36 Flow with Life's Timing 188

37 Make Music Playlists with Meaning 194

Zen Playlists: Tunes for Every Mood 197

38 Indulge in Beauty Therapy 201

39 Treat Your Body as a Temple 205

40 Protect the Planet 209

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