A comprehensive mindfulness program to help teens understand and channel anger into healthy expressions of creativity, advocacy, and empowerment.
Sometimes you just feel pissed off, and thatís okay. Maybe you missed a deadline in school, flunked a test, didnít get invited to a party, or feel angry about something you saw on the news or online. Weíve all been there. Itís impossible to go through life never feeling angry. But what if, instead of letting your anger take control, you were able to harness it in constructive ways? This book will show you how.
With this guide, youíll find powerful mindfulness tools to help you listen to your anger, connect with your core values and goals, and make positive changes that will truly empower you. Instead of resorting to outbursts, youíll learn to channel the incredible energy of your anger into self-advocacy, social action, and productivity. Youíll also find stories from other teens just like you whoíve successfully redirected their anger into creating positive change.
If youíre ready to change your relationship with anger and transform it into fuel for change and creative possibility, this book will guide you, every step of the way.
About the Author:
Mitch R. Abblett, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and executive director of The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a non profit focusing on education and training at the intersection of mindfulness and treatment. For over a decade, he was clinical director of the Manville School, a Harvard-affiliated therapeutic day school program in Boston, MA, serving children with emotional, behavioral, and learning difficulties. He maintains a private psychotherapy and consulting practice (www.drmitchabblett.com), and writes about mindfulness, professional development, and family mental health. His books include The Heat of the Moment in Treatment for clinicians, Mindfulness for Teen Depression (coauthored with Chris Willard, PsyD), and the upcoming Overcoming the Five Hindrances to Awakened Living. He also coauthored the child/family friendly practice aid Growing Mindful, as well as additional mindfulness-related card decks. He conducts national and international trainings regarding mindfulness and its applications.