Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry, and Panic by Jennifer Shannon


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Do you have problems with anxiety? The Anxious Teen Survival Guide is a much-needed, go-to guide to help you finally break free from the worry and ruminations that can get in the way of reaching your goals.
If you have anxiety, your fears and worries can keep you from feeling confident and independent. Teen milestones such as making friends, dating, getting good grades, or taking on more mature responsibilities, may seem much more difficult. And if you're like countless other anxious teens, you may even avoid situations that cause you anxiety altogether—leaving you stuck in a cycle of worry and avoidance. So, how can you take control of your anxiety before it takes control of you?
Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book helps you identify your "monkey mind"—the primitive part of the brain where anxious thoughts arise. You’ll also be able to determine if you suffer from generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or separation anxiety. Full of powerful yet simple cartoon illustrations, this book will teach you practical strategies for handling even the toughest situations that previously caused you to feel anxious or worried.
If you’re ready to feel more independent, more confident, and be your best, this unique book will show you how.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 8 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

Have you ever gotten so nervous that you can't speak? Well this book tells you all about anxiety. It's a normal thing, everyone gets it at least once in their life. 

This was a wonderful guide to surviving anxiety. My favorite part was when this book opened my eyes and the message finally got through to me that everyone experiences anxiety. 

I recommend this book for people who are having a hard time surviving their own anxiety or unsure how to handle it. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up.