Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teen ADHD
Build Executive Functioning Skills, Increase Motivation, and Improve Self-Confidence
The Instant Help Solutions Series
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: Instant Help
192 Pages, 6.00 x 8.00 x 0.00 in
- Published: May 2021
A powerful and compassionate guide for cultivating self-confidence, independence, and the executive functioning skills you need to live your best life!
Being a teen with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn’t stop you from wanting what almost every other teen wants: independence, good grades, and a healthy social life. But ADHD also presents obstacles that can keep you from reaching your goals. At times you may become frustrated, sad, or even angry at your inability to achieve the things you want. This book can help.
This unique guide will help you develop the skills you need to strengthen your executive functioning, foster the self-compassion essential to overcoming self-criticism often caused by ADHD, and gain the confidence and resilience necessary to take control of your ADHD—and your life. You’ll also learn how to manage your emotions, focus, practice flexible problem solving, change habits, and improve communication skills. Finally, you’ll learn how these skills can improve your relationships with friends and family, and help you succeed in school—and life!
Your ADHD doesn’t have to define you, and it certainly doesn’t have to determine your life. This book will allow you to step off the path of self-criticism, and guide you on the path toward self-compassion, self-confidence, and success.
“This book is a treasure for any teen wanting to work more effectively with their ADHD. Using simple, easy-to-do, yet incredibly powerful exercises, young people will be able to use the resources of mindfulness and self-compassion to be calmer and more focused in daily life.”~Kristin Neff, PhD
—Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin
“Mindfulness and self-compassion are a powerful formula for a happy and successful life. This book shows you easy ways to steady your mind, follow through on what you want to do, and quiet the critical voices in your head. It’s written by experts who know their stuff, but it’s best to trust your own experience. Give mindfulness and self-compassion a try, and see what happens.”~Christopher Germer, PhD
—Christopher Germer, PhD, part-time lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and coauthor of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook
“This is a gentle and effective workbook packed with important and practical information for teens with ADHD. Bertin and Bluth capture the most essential ingredients in leading a successful life with ADHD: acceptance and self-compassion. This book achieves an alchemy of scientific-driven information and friendly accessibility so that teens can approach this guide with openness, in the effort of being their most authentic and optimal selves.”~Roberto Olivardia, PhD
—Roberto Olivardia, PhD, clinical psychologist and lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
“Bertin and Bluth make mindfulness accessible, interesting, and even fun in their book, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teen ADHD. It is written in a style that teens with ADHD can read thoroughly. The combination of Bertin and Bluth’s specializations make for an engaging book that covers the spectrum of teen experiences with ADHD. Their book is recommended for teens with ADHD, those that want to learn more about mindfulness, and clinicians who will appreciate this effective workbook.”~Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD
—Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, psychotherapist and author of Gaslighting (http://www.stephaniesarkis.com)
“This great book shares a bunch of good strategies for staying on top of the practical matters of ADHD, but more importantly, it will help you to live a happier life where you get to call more of the shots. Some of those frustrating ADHD challenges will remain, but a mindful approach will help you keep your head on and bring your best to those challenges.”~Ari Tuckman, PsyD
—Ari Tuckman, PsyD, author, international speaker, and ADHD expert
“This selection from the Instant Help Solutions series addresses teens struggling with symptoms of ADHD. The table of contents lists 10 chapters, from “What is ADHD Anyway?” to “Steering Yourself to the Future You Choose.” The text is frank and supportive: Besides discussions of symptoms, strategies, and specific mindfulness and self-compassion exercises, each chapter includes quotations from young people ages 12 to 20 (whose names indicate some ethnic diversity) who briefly share their trials, triumphs, and insights. The book mentions that although the condition is permanent, symptoms can effectively be reduced through mindfulness and self-compassion training plus other supports and medication, which it describes as the most highly effective treatment for some aspects of ADHD.... The exercises are terrific for all teens, whether they have ADHD or not, and are largely accessible without having to read the whole work. Downloadable audio assistance and worksheets are added bonuses.... Helpful strategies for tackling ADHD.”~Kirkus Reviews