A Still Quiet Place for Teens
About the Book
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.
Books by Amy Saltzman
—Dzung X. Vo, MD, author of The Mindful Teen
—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
—Richard Brady, MS, cofounder of the Mindfulness in Education Network
—Mark Bertin, MD, developmental pediatrician and author of Mindful Parenting for ADHD
—Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child, and cofounder of Inner Kids
—Sam Himelstein, PhD, psychologist at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, founder of the Center for Adolescent Studies, and coauthor of Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents
—Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, The Developing Mind, Brainstorm, and Mindsight; executive director of the Mindsight Institute; founding codirector of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center; and clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
—Christopher Willard, PsyD, author of Child’s Mind and Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety
—Francesca, age twelve, nationally competitive diver
—Cora, age twenty-one, first-year master’s degree student at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
—Jessica, ninth grader
“It was good. I enjoyed all of the activities and the writing was interesting. It helped me feel better about my pain. Good job!”
—Kaela, seventh grader
“The workbook is very calming. The exercises are easy to apply and very handy after a stressful day.”
—Bilel, age eleven