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Put Your Worries Here

A Creative Journal for Teens with Anxiety

The First in a Breakthrough New Series of Self-Help Books for Teens!

*Therapy that doesn’t look like therapy!*

*Creative, engaging prompts that teach evidence-based tools!*

*Providing help and combatting stigma!*

*Mainstreaming mental health!*

“What Is Guided Journaling and How Can It Help Anxious Teens?”

Put Your Worries Here:  A Creative Journal for Teens with Anxiety is the first in an innovative new series that provides effective, evidence-based tools for managing teens’ emotional health issues without carrying the stigma that so often deters them from seeking help.  The Instant Help Guided Journal Series offers “therapy that doesn’t look like therapy!”

The 100 creative journaling prompts in Put Your Worries Here are grounded in the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, experiential therapies such as breathwork and art therapy, and neuroscience.  Emerging from this science-based background come original, inventive suggestions that lead teens to both relieve anxiety in the moment and learn skills to carry forward.

Prompts combined with engaging graphics and inviting white space promote writing, drawing, collages, lists, letters, reflections & texts to relieve anxiety alongside suggestions for dancing, walks in nature, back rubs, meditation, listening to music, peaceful breathing, shredding anxious thoughts and more.  This book is a great tool for both teens on their own and as an adjunct to therapy.

Practical, effective, and most of all, FUNPut Your Worries Here will offer you dozens of ways to manage your anxiety through your greatest strength—your own creativity.”

—Christopher Willard, Psy.D., Harvard Medical School faculty, author of Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety and Growing Up Mindful; coeditor of Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

Put Your Worries Here makes the perfect gift for anxious, stressed-out teens. It gently guides teens towards a myriad of anxiety-reduction strategies using lighthearted prompts that teens can change to suit their own needs. This journal is an inspired way to motivate anxious teens towards positive change!”

—Sheila Achar Josephs, PhD, speaker and consultant on managing anxiety in children and teens, and author of Helping Your Anxious Teen

“In Put Your Worries Here, Lisa Schab helps teens tap into their senses with art, poetry, music, and writing to creatively develop a personalized set of anxiety-management skills. Founded in solid principles of psychotherapy practice, Schab has artfully created a space for teens to use journal prompts that guide them toward self-regulation. Even better, each teen will ‘own it’ as they actively participate in making this a book of their best ideas for calming the mind, the body, and behavior of anxiety. Put your worries about getting a good journal for teens right here.”

—Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, anxiety coach for professionals, international trainer, and author of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques and Tough to Treat Anxiety

Lisa Schab has a talent for connecting with teenagers, and has proven her expertise yet again. This creative journal is stocked with prompts for teens to identify their anxious thoughts, challenge their unhelpful thinking patterns, and learn new skills for managing anxiety symptoms. While the subtitle suggests this journal is for teens only, I am proof that you can be a thirty-six-year-old adult and find this creative journal both enjoyable and helpful!”

—Megan Sayre, LCSW, adolescent psychotherapist in private practice, certified eating disorder specialist, and gender therapist

Parents. . .

Wrap this book up with a package of gel pens, herbal tea, an iTunes gift card, running shoes – or anything else that helps your teen calm down –   for the perfect gift to help and inspire without pushing or preaching.

As the parent of an adolescent, you have the challenge of helping your teen develop increasing independence, while keeping them safe and healthy as they do. Put Your Worries Here helps your child both calm down and cultivate their autonomy by increasing their skills in managing their own emotional health.

Professionals. . .

This journal is a great clinical tool for engaging, encouraging, and empowering teen clients! It can boost their progress, confidence, and motivation for managing anxiety.

The 100 guided journaling prompts are grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, experiential therapies, and neuroscience, but they’re disguised in fun and creativity!