A Still Quiet Place for Teens: A Mindfulness Workbook to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions
Being a teen in today’s fast-paced, media-saturated world is difficult, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed or stressed out. This breakthrough workbook will help you balance your emotions, stay focused, and experience the natural quietness that lives within you.
If you’re a teen, you’re probably experiencing stress. And is it any wonder? You’re juggling schoolwork, friendships, and countless other activities. You get endless messages every day—texts from your friends, advice from your family and teachers, images from television, social media, and advertising about who you could and should be. Sometimes you just need a place to unwind and be yourself!
A Still Quiet Place for Teens can be that place. It is a place of peace and calm within. In this workbook, mindfulness expert Amy Saltzman offers a comprehensive program to help you manage daily stressors and challenges in your life, whether at home, in school, or with friends. Using proven-effective mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques, this book will help you be fully present in the moment, cultivate kindness and curiosity toward yourself and others, and find constructive ways of dealing with the pressures of being a teen.
Between school, friends, and dating, there’s plenty to feel stressed about! This book will help you find a quiet place inside yourself that you can go back to again and again, no matter how overwhelming life gets.
Amy Saltzman, MD, is a holistic physician, mindfulness coach, scientist, wife, mother, devoted student of transformation, longtime athlete, and occasional poet. Her passion is supporting people of all ages in enhancing their well-being and discovering A Still Quiet Place within. She is recognized by her peers as a visionary and pioneer in the fields of holistic medicine and mindfulness for youth. She is founder and director of the Association for Mindfulness in Education, an inaugural and longstanding member of the steering committee for the Mindfulness in Education Network, and a founding member of the Northern California Advisory Committee on Mindfulness. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two teenaged children.
“In this engaging and highly readable book for teens, Amy Saltzman offers practical mindfulness activities, questions to reflect on, and nuggets of wise guidance. Reading this book and trying the suggested activities is like having a kind and wise friend holding your hand, step-by-step, down the road to less unnecessary stress and greater well-being!” - —Dzung X. Vo, MD, author of The Mindful Teen
” This book is a treasure to explore and absorb. It speaks directly to teens in a clear, respectful, and compassionate way, and invites curiosity and engagement with lightness and without pretense. Amy Saltzman is a gifted teacher of mindfulness and life, and she invites the teen reader to consider what the practice of mindfulness has to offer, to let each reader come to his or her own conclusion about their experience with the practice, and does it with a light touch informed by a deep practice and dedication to the potential of mindfulness. A Still Quiet Place for Teens offers a time-proven program that has helped youth of all ages for many years now, and to have a book dedicated to sharing this amazing program with others is a true gift to all who choose to receive it.” - Steven D. Hickman, PsyD, clinical psychologist and executive director at the University of California, San Diego Center for Mindfulness; and associate clinical professor in the UC San Diego departments of psychiatry and family and preventive medicine
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