Peoplemaking. Personal and Professional Development Books and Training Resources.

6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens

Sean Covey

The phenomenal bestselling author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" provides exercises, in-depth guidance, and practical solutions to six major challenges every teenager faces.

23x16cm  324 pages  $28.00  

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, The

Sean Covey

Applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. Shows teens how to improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents and much more.

16x23cm  268 pages  $32.00  

ADHD Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Gain Motivation and Confidence
Instant Help Series

Lara Honos-Webb

With the "ADHD Workbook for Teens," readers will learn simple skills they can use to confidently handle school, make and keep friends, and organize and finish every project they start. Includes worksheets and exercised focusing on identifying strengths and interests.

26x20cm  132 pages  $31.95  

Anger Workbook for Teens

Activities to help you deal with anger and frustration
Instant Help Series

Raychelle Lohmann, Julia Taylor

Includes thirty-seven exercises designed to show you effective skills to help you deal with feelings of rage without losing it. By completing just one ten-minute worksheet a day, you'll find out what's triggering your anger, look at the ways you react, and learn skills and techniques for getting your anger under control. You'll develop a personal anger profile and learn to notice the physical symptoms you feel when you become enraged, then find out how to calm those feelings and respond more sensitively to others. Once you fully understand your anger, you'll be better prepared to deal with your feelings in the moment and never lose your cool.
The activities in this workbook will help you notice things that make you angry, handle frustrating situations without getting angry, and effectively communicate your feelings. Most of all, these activities can help you learn to change how you respond to anger. Change is not easy, but with the right frame of mind and set of skills, you can do it. This book is designed to help you understand how both your mind and body respond to anger, how you can handle this anger constructively, and relaxation techniques for dealing with anger in a healthy way, so that you can not only control your anger, but your life as a whole.

25x20cm  144 pages  $31.95  

Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens

CBT Skills to overcome fear, worry & panic
Instant Help Series

Jennifer Shannon

Is your anxiety stopping you from feeling confident and independent? Challenges like making friends, dating, getting good marks, or taking on mature responsibilities are much more difficult when you're anxious.
This one-of-a-kind survival guide will help you finally break free from worries and fears by helping you recognize your "monkey mind" - the part of the brain where anxious thoughts arise along with delightful illustrations the author's practical and simple strategies will give you the skills you need for handling even the toughest situations that previously caused you to feel anxious or worried.

20x15cm  235 pages  $33.95  

Anxiety Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety & Worry
Instant Help Series

Lisa M Schab

Gives teens a collection of tools to control their anxiety and face their day to day challenges. Enables anxious teens to have more insight into their problems as well as practical ways to overcome them. It includes over 40 activities. Simple, effective solutions for
- Controlling anxiety in the face of everyday problems
- Developing a positive self-image
Seeking help and support.
Another book in the Instant Help series. These books are excellent.

25x20cm  178 pages  $33.95  

Beyond the Blues

A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression
Instant Help Series

Lisa Schab

An invaluable tool in providing a comprehensive approach to treating depressed teens. The 40 illustrated activities include helping teens be more assertive, finding ways to make friends, handling conflicts, and of course, dealing with sad and difficult feelings. Here are simple, effective solutions to
- Help Teens Deal with Sad and Difficult Feelings
- Be More Assertive
- Find New Ways to Make Friends.

25x20cm  184 pages  $31.95  

Bipolar Workbook for Teens

DBT Skills to Help You Control Mood Swings
Instant Help Series

Sheri Van Dijk, Karma Guindon

When you have bipolar disorder, it can sometimes seem like mood swings are keeping you from being the person you want to be. You may alternate between feelings of depression and overexcitement even though what you really want is to find a healthy balance between the two. This easy-to-use workbook presents a set of skills you can learn that will help you find that balance, become more independent, and stay focused on the big-picture goals that are most important to you.
Includes exercises and worksheets that will help you learn skills drawn from a special technique called dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT skills can help people with bipolar disorder improve their relationships with friends and family and calm themselves when their emotions get really overwhelming.
Working through this book will help you:
Recognize and respond to your emotional triggers
Create a crisis plan and find support
Get a handle on addictive behavior
Maintain friendships and get along with your family.

25x20cm  160 pages  $33.95  

Body Image Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World
Instant Help Series

Julia Taylor

In this book you'll find practical exercises and tips that address the most common factors that can lead to negative body image, including: comparison, negative self-talk, unrealistic media images, societal and family pressures, perfectionism, toxic friendships, and a fear of disappointing others. You'll also learn powerful coping strategies to deal with the daily, intense pressures of being a teenage girl.
Being a teen girl in today's world is hard, and no one knows that more than you. But if you are ready to stop comparing yourself to others, silence your inner critic, and build authentic, lasting self-confidence-this book is your go-to guide. Authors

25x22cm  179 pages  $33.95  

Bulimia Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Stop Bingeing and Purging
Instant Help Series

Lisa Schab

The Bulimia Workbook for Teens teaches cognitive behavioral therapy skills that adolescents suffering from bulimia can use to change their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors for the better and end the destructive cycle of bingeing and purging.

24x20cm  142 pages  $31.95  

Bullying Workbook for Teens

Activities to help you deal with social aggression and cyberbullying
Instant Help Series

Raychelle Lohmann, Julia Taylor

Incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help ease anxiety, fear, stress, and other emotions associated with being bullied. The workbook is made up of 42 step-by-step self-help activities designed to help you learn anti-bullying tips and strategies, manage emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger, and depression, and learn constructive communication skills to help you express your feelings.
With this workbook as your guide, you will also learn how to identify toxic friendships, how to build your own self-confidence, and importantly, how to ask for help when bullying gets out of control. The exercises in this book are designed to be useful in everyday situations, so that you gain helpful tools to help you combat bullying or cyberbullying in your life. Bullying can happen to anyone, but there is hope to make a change and stand up for yourself, once and for all.
If you are experiencing bullying, this book will offer sound psychological support to help you gain confidence in yourself and in your interactions with others. It is also a great resource for parents, educators, and counselling professionals.

25x20cm  183 pages  $33.95  

Communication Skills For Teens

How to listen, express & connect for success
Instant Help Series

Michelle Skeen and others

In an age of social media, texting, and ever-evolving technology, it’s easy to forget how to engage in real, face-to-face communication, a critical skill for your future success! As you become more connected to your smartphone and the internet, your ability to connect in person may diminish. But technology doesn’t replace the need for effective communication skills. In fact, successful personal and professional relationships are dependent upon connecting with people face-to-face. Communication Skills for Teens provides the guidance you need to become a better communicator and succeed in all areas of life. You’ll also learn tons of essential life skills, including active listening, assertiveness, clarifying language, the art of an apology, compassion, interviewing skills, family communication, and more. Each chapter focuses on one key aspect of communication, offers a real teen’s perspective, and includes practical exercises to help you apply what you’ve learned in the real world—away from your computer and smartphone screens. By following the practical, skills-based tips in each chapter of this book, you'll learn powerful communication techniques to last a lifetime.

20x15cm  193 pages  $33.95  

Conquer Your Fears & Phobias for Teens

How to Build Courage and Stop Fear from Holding You Back
Instant Help Series

Andrea Umbach

For anyone with intense fears and phobias, every day can feel like a roller-coaster ride. But if you are a teen, this is especially true. Here you will find practical skills for coping with the thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviours that accompany phobias. They're based on cognitive behaviour therapy, and you'll also discover useful strategies to handle the things and situations that cause you to feel fearful.
This book provides evidence-based help for dealing with a number of phobias, including:
Animal phobias, such as dogs, cats, snakes, spiders, and more
Natural environment phobias, such as heights, darkness, water, and storms
Situational phobias, such as driving, flying, crowded spaces, closed-in spaces, and more
Blood injection or injury phobias, such as seeing blood or injury, or visiting doctors and dentists
As well as other phobias, such as vomiting, choking, contracting illness, gaining weight, loud noises, foods, and more.
If you are a teen who suffers from phobias, the practical activities in this book will help you break free from the fears that are holding you back. So, what are you waiting for?

26x20cm  220 pages  $38.95  

Coping With Cliques

A workbook to help girls deal with gossip, put-downs, bullying & other mean behavior
Instant Help Series

Susan Sprague

When you're the target of snubbing or teasing at school, it's easy to feel like everyone else has a group of friends and you're the only odd one out. The reality is that gossip and rumors hurt everyone, and often, even the most popular girls feel alone. This book will help you deal with this hurtful behaviour. It includes key strategies for sticking up for yourself, maintaining your self-esteem even when others tease you, and finding friends who like you for who you are. The exercises in this workbook will help you to
- Handle Internet gossip and teasing
- Stop feeling like you have to be sexy
- Be assertive when necessary to gain respect and confidence
- Find true friends and stop being hurt by friends who leave you out.

25x20cm  160 pages  $34.00  

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Exploring Identity Through Art, Craft and Journaling

Bonnie Thomas

This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all.

23x15cm  138 pages  $32.95  

Depression Is the Pits, But I'm Getting Better

A Guide for Adolescents

E. Jane Garland

• How do I know if I'm depressed?
• I feel sick. How can this be in my mind?
• How do I get out of the pits?
• What do I do when I feel like giving up?
• Is this a phase I'll get over?
Clinical depression can strike at any age. When it happens during adolescence—a confusing time under the best of circumstances—it can be especially baffling and heart-wrenching for both the young person and his or her parents. And to make matters worse, sometimes finding the right help can be difficult. This book, written especially for teens, is packed with the practical information and the reassurance necessary for coping with—and beating—the "pits."

24x15cm  90 pages  $25.95  

Divorce Helpbook for Teens

Cynthia MacGregor

This warm and friendly guide offers a helping hand to teens struggling to answer the tough questions when their parents divorce: Why do parents get divorced? How will the divorce change our lives? What can I do to feel less depressed? Whom can I talk with about my problems? What's likely to happen next? How do you tell absent parents that they don't visit often enough? How do you say "no" to parents who want you to carry messages to, or spy on, the other parent? What is there to talk about when you visit a parent who's moved away?Packed with vignettes, strategies, and solid advice, The Divorce Helpbook for Teens is a resource teens will keep in their backpacks, on their bedside tables, and in their hearts as they go through the difficult times surrounding a family breakup.

21x15cm  134 pages  $29.00  

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and get along with others
Instant Help Series

Sheri Van Dijk

In this book, you'll find new ways of managing your feelings so that you'll be ready to handle anything life sends your way. Based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a type of therapy designed to help people who have a hard time handling their intense emotions, this workbook helps you learn the skills you need to ride the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence.
This book offers easy techniques to help you: Stay calm and mindful in difficult situations, Effectively manage out-of-control emotions, Reduce the pain of intense emotions, Get along with family and friends.

25x20cm  160 pages  $31.95  


Making Sense of Your Feelings

Mary Lamia

Emotions affect motivation, self-awareness, social relationships, decision-making, self-control, and your ability to achieve goals. Yet many young adults have little understanding about how emotions actually manifest in daily life. In this book, clinical psychologist Mary Lamia breaks down individual emotions such as shame, anger, hope, and happiness and shows teens where each emotion originates, how it makes you feel physically and mentally, and what you can do about it if it feels too big or out of control. This is an invaluable book for any teen struggling with strong emotions or anyone who wants to understand more about themselves and their emotion-fueled life.

22x14cm  146 pages  $32.00  

Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens

Help for Unprepared, Late, and Scattered Teens
Instant Help Series

Sharon Hansen

Disorganized, chronically late, forgetful, or impulsivethese are words commonly used to describe teens with executive functioning disorder (EFD), an attention disorder marked by an inability to stay on task. In this easy-to-use, practical workbook, a licensed school counselor provides teens suffering from EFD the skills needed to get organized, retain information, communicate effectively, and perform well in school and everyday life. From handling frustration to taking notes in class, this book will help teens with EFD hone the skills they need to succeed.
Instant Help Series

25x20cm  144 pages  $33.95  

Express Yourself

A Teen Girl's Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are
Instant Help Series

Emily Roberts

Being a teen girl isn’t easy—so learning skills to feel confident is key! This book teaches you how to communicate effectively and feel assertive in any situation. Whether it’s online or at school, with friends, parents, bullies, cliques or crushes—any tricky situation life throws yours way.
Many teen girls feel pressured to be nice, rather than assert their opinions. They may fear being called bossy or pushy when speaking their mind or offering a different point of view. Your thoughts and feelings matter just as much as everyone else’s—you just need to find your voice.
Express Yourself offers skills based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you create positive interactions with others and deal with difficult emotions that can arise from bullying or dealing with mean girls. The book also provides easy-to-use strategies that will boost your self-esteem and confidence, and you’ll discover tons of assertive communication skills you can use every day, including how to speak up when you are upset, asking for what you want in a clear assertive manner, and coping when intense emotions threaten to take over and sabotage your relationships.
In our modern world of social media and texting, strong communication skills are needed more than ever. This book will not only give you the tools needed to speak up in everyday or difficult situations, but it will also provide powerful advice for effectively communicating in the digital world.

20x15cm  211 pages  $33.95  

Feeling Like Crap

Young People and the Meaning of Self-Esteem

Nick Luxmoore

Explores how a young person's self is constructed, and what might really help that self to feel more valued and confident. Through accounts of his individual and group work with young people, demonstrates how listening to, engaging with and being respectful of young people can provide the support they need to help them repair their sense of self and offer them new possibilities and directions in life.

21x13cm  160 pages  $33.00  

Free from OCD

A Workbook for Teens with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Instant Help Series

Timothy Sisemore

Free from OCD includes forty activities designed to teach teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy strategies for overcoming their fears and compulsions.
Instant Help Series

25x20cm  135 pages  $31.95  

Gender Quest Workbook

A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity
Instant Help Series

Rylan Testa and others

This one-of-a-kind, comprehensive workbook will help you navigate your gender identity and expression at home, in school, and with peers.
If you are a transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) teen, you may experience unique challenges with identity and interpersonal relationships. In addition to experiencing common teen challenges such as body changes and peer pressure, you may be wondering how to express your unique identity to others. The Gender Quest Workbook incorporates skills, exercises, and activities from evidence-based therapies—such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)—to help you address the broad range of struggles you may encounter related to gender identity, such as anxiety, isolation, fear, and even depression.
Despite outdated beliefs, gender no longer implies being simply male or female, but rather a whole spectrum of possibilities. This fun, engaging workbook is designed specifically for teens like you who want to explore the concept of gender and gender identity and expression—whether you already identify as TGNC or are simply questioning your gender identity.
The activities in this book will help you explore your identity internally, interpersonally, and culturally. And along the way, you’ll learn how to effectively express yourself and make informed decisions on how to navigate your gender with family, friends, classmates, and coworkers. The book also includes chapters on sex and dating, balancing multiple identities, and how to deal with stressful challenges when they arise.
The Gender Quest Workbook also features a brief downloadable guide for clinicians that explains ways professionals can better serve gender-expansive youth. The guide will address ways to help youth working with gender identity build resilience against gender minority stress, among other topics.

25x20cm  169 pages  $33.95  

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens

A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life
Instant Help Series

Joseph Ciarrochi, Ann Bailey, Louise Hayes (Melbourne)

If you could only get past feelings of embarrassment, fear, self-criticism, and self-doubt, how would your life be different? You might take more chances and make more mistakes, but you'd also be able to live more freely and confidently than ever before.
This is a workbook that provides you with essential skills for coping with the difficult and sometimes overwhelming emotions that stress you out and cause you pain. The emotions aren't going anywhere, but you can find out how to deal with them. Once you do, you will become a mindful warrior-a strong person who handles tough emotions with grace and dignity-and gain many more friends and accomplishments along the way.
Based in proven-effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book will arm you with powerful skills to help you use the power of mindfulness in everyday situations, stop finding faults in yourself and start solving your problems, how to be kinder to yourself so you feel confident and have a greater sense of self-worth, and how to identify the values that will help you create the life of your dreams..

136 pages  $31.95  

Girl Stuff

Your full-on guide to the teen years- Latest edition

Kaz Cooke

Everything you need to know about: friends, body changes, chopping, clothes and make-up, pimples (arrghh), sizes, hair, embarrassment, what to eat, moods, smoking, handling love and heartbreak, exercise, guys, school stress, sex, beating bullies, your rights, drinking, cheering up, getting parents to take you seriously, why diets suck, drugs, earning money, confidence, being happy with your own true self. AUSTRALIAN

23x19cm  554 pages  $39.95  


The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens

Kelly Huegel

This book addresses the most critical issues faced by contemporary GLBTQ teens: coming out, safer sex, reconciling faith with sexual identity, dating, bullying, transgender identity, legal complexities, and military service. The author does a nice job of treating all intended audience members equally, with scenarios and information for transgender or possibly transgender individuals interspersed throughout. Questioning teens are also addressed frequently and their situations are presented in a way that does not minimize their significance.

23x16cm  240 pages  $29.95  

Grieving For The Sibling You Lost

A Teen's Guide to Coping with Grief and Finding Meaning After Loss
Instant Help Series

Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Kenneth Doka

Losing a loved one, at any age, is devastating. But if you’re a teen who has lost a sibling, this loss can feel even more so. Siblings are also lifetime playmates, confidants, role models, and friends. After losing a brother or sister, you may feel like a part of yourself is missing. You may also feel lonely, depressed, and anxious. These are all normal reactions. But even though the pain feels unmanageable now, there are ways you can start to heal.
This book will help you understand your own unique coping style. You'll also find effective exercises based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you work through negative thoughts, and learn the importance of creating meaning out of loss and suffering. Most importantly, you'll learn when and how to ask for help from parents, friends, or teachers.

20x15cm  200 pages  $33.95  

Grieving Teen

A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends

Helen Fitzgerald

Although the circumstances surrounding a death are difficult to handle at any age, adolescence brings with it challenges and struggles that until now have been largely overlooked. But in this unique and compassionate guide, renowned grief counselor Helen Fitzgerald turns her attention to the special needs of adolescents struggling with loss and gives them the tools they need to work through their pain and grief. Writing not only about but also for teenagers, Fitzgerald adeptly covers the entire range of situations in which teens may find themselves grieving a death, whether the cause was old age, terminal illness, school violence, or suicide. She helps teens address the gamut of strong and difficult emotions they will experience and the new situations they will face, including family changes, issues with friends, problems at school, and the courage needed to move forward with one's own life. Using the clear and accessible format that has made "The Mourning Handbook" and "The Grieving Child" enduring and helpful classics, Fitzgerald guides teens through everything from the sickbed to the funeral, from the first day back at school to the first anniversary of the death. Above all, she lets teens know that even in their darkest hour, they are not alone.

21x13cm  224 pages  $32.00  

Healing your Grieving Heart for Teens

100 Practical Ideas
(Healing Your Grieving Heart)

Alan Wolfelt

What can we DO when someone we love dies. Grief can be all absorbing, especially in the teen years when emotions are such a predominant factor. Here are practical things to do, and they can help deal with grief.

23x16cm  84 pages  $24.00  

How Rude! Handbook of Friendship & Dating Manners for Teens

Handbook of Friendship & Dating Manners for Teens: Surviving the Social Scene (How Rude Handbooks for Teens )

Alex Packer

Is there a proper way to make new friends? Is teasing always rude? What can you do about friendship problems? How can you show a girl (or guy) that you like her (or him)? What's the best way to ask someone out...and who pays for the date? This book answers these questions and many more. Along the way, teens learn the basics of polite behavior with friends and more-than-friends--and laugh out loud while learning.

18x13cm  119 pages  $16.95  

How To Like Yourself

A Teen's Guide to Quieting Your Inner Critic and Building Lasting Self-Esteem
Instant Help Series

Cheryl Bradshaw

With all the pressures of school, friends, and dating, you’re especially vulnerable to low self-esteem in your teen years. But often, the biggest threat to your confidence is your own inner critic—whose unrelenting negativity can result in feelings of inadequacy, depression, and anxiety. This must-have guide offers real ways to help you fight back, be kind to yourself, and move forward with confidence.
Inside, you’ll learn the importance of self-forgiveness, accepting your faults, and how to focus on the things that make you awesome! You’ll also learn strategies for defeating the dreaded ICK—the inner critic know-it-all who keeps knocking you down—and how to escape the common thought traps that hold you back from feeling good about yourself.
This book unlocks the mystery of the most important relationship you will ever have—the one with yourself! So, get ready to find your true inner voice. A kinder, gentler one that will support you as you reach for your goals and create the fabulous life you were meant to live!

20x15cm  216 pages  $33.95  

I Just Want to Be Me!

Building resilience in young people

Timothy & Sandra Bowden

Today's children struggle with a range of issues, from depression and anxiety to poor body image and low self-esteem. In fact, research suggests that at any given time around 10 per cent of students will be suffering from a mental health issue that directly impacts on their education and health. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (the subject of Dr Russ Harris bestselling 'The Happiness Trap') has been proven to be effective in teaching young people effective, flexible strategies for dealing with the stressors in their life and these principles are now brought to life in this graphic novel. By following the main character, Holly, through her encounters with monsters (symbolising her inner doubts and unpleasant thoughts), children will learn how to similarly deal with their own issues and develop a more resilient mental attitude and achieve better emotional balance

17x24cm  64 pages  $20.00  

I'm, Like, So Fat!

Helping Your Teen make Healthy Choices about Eating and Exercise in a Weight-obsessed World

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

Hit the gym for a workout--but sit for hours at your computer. Supersize your value meals--but downsize your waistline. Today's media-saturated teenagers are bombarded with mixed messages that distort their self-image and lead many to overeat and others to starve themselves. Dr. Dianne Neumark-Sztainer shows parents how to strike the difficult balance between bolstering self-esteem and offering constructive advice. Drawing on her landmark study, Project EAT (Eating Among Teens), and her experience as a mother of four, she offers a wealth of science-based, practical ideas for instilling healthy eating and exercise habits, educating teens about nutrition and portion size, and talking about body image.

24x15cm  316 pages  $34.95  

I've Got This Friend Who

Advice for Teens and Their Friends on Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Risky Behavior, and More

The experts at KidsPeace, a nonprofit organization serving children and families in crisis, have created this lively, interactive book to help teens handle difficult issues. Personal stories, fast facts, and self-tests help teens learn how to recognize when a friend or family member is in trouble and find help.

23x18cm  188 pages  $25.00  

If I Stay

What would you do if you had to choose?

Gayle Forman

For seventeen year old Mia, surrounded by a wonderful family, friends and a gorgeous boyfriend, decisions seem tough, even when they're all about a future full of music and love, a future that's brimming with hope.
But life can change in an instant.
A cold february morning...a snowy road...and suddenly all of Mia's choices are gone. Except one. As alone as she'll ever be, Mia must make the most difficult choice of all.

Haunting, heart-rending and ultimately life-affirming, this book will make you appreciate all that you have, all that you've lost - and all that might be.

This is a work of fiction, and as such is part of our collection only because it's message is one of such importance.

21x14cm  210 pages  $22.00  

Let's talk Relationships

Activities for exploring love, sex, friendship and family with young people

Vanessa Rogers

This book offers a multitude of creative ways to get young people aged 13-19 talking about positive relationships, helping them stay safe, healthy and happy. Ideal for groups or one to one work.

28x22cm  144 pages  $44.95  

Mindful Teen

Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time
Instant Help Series

Dzung Vo

he Mindful Teen offers a unique program based in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to help you deal with stress. The simple, practical, and easy-to-remember tips in this book can be used every day to help you handle any difficult situation more effectively-whether it's taking a test at school, having a disagreement with your parents, or a problem you are having with friends.
If you're ready to uncover your own inner strength and resilience through mindful awareness and take charge of your life, this book will show you how.

20x15cm  248 pages  $33.95  

Mindfulness for Teen Anger

A Workbook to Overcome Anger and Aggression Using MBSR and DBT Skills
Instant Help Series

Mark Purcell, Jason Murphy

Being a teen in today's world is hard, and often teens struggle with feelings of anger toward themselves, their parents, and their friends. Using proven effective mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), "Mindfulness for Teen Anger" teaches teens the difference between healthy and unhealthy forms of anger. Inside, teens will learn to make better choices, stop overreacting, find emotional balance, and be more aware of their thoughts and feelings in the moment. By cultivating compassion and understanding for themselves and others, teens will be able to transform fear and anger into confidence and kindness.

25x20cm  135 pages  $33.95  

Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety

A Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School, & Everywhere Else
Instant Help Series

Christopher Willard

It s hard enough being a teen without having to worry about panic attacks, chronic worry, and feelings of isolation. In "Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety," a psychologist offers teen readers proven-effective, mindfulness-based practices to help them cope with their anxiety, identify common triggers (such as dating or school performance), learn valuable time-management skills, and feel calm at home, at school, and with friends.
One of the Instant Help Book for Teen series

25x20cm  155 pages  $33.95  

Mindfulness for Teen Depression

A Workbook for Improving Your Mood
Instant Help Series

Mitch Abblett, Christopher Willard

If you’re a teen with depression, you may often feel sad, lonely, and unmotivated. And it can be especially difficult to do well in school, make friends, and take those important steps toward adulthood. But it’s important for you to know that your depression is not your fault, and that it doesn’t have to define you. Most importantly, there are steps you can take to feel better.
With this powerful workbook, you’ll learn effective skills based in mindfulness and positive psychology to help you manage difficult emotions, gain distance from negative thoughts, and enhance your awareness of the present moment. You’ll also discover tons of activities and exercises—such as mindful meditations, walking, yoga, healthy eating and sleeping tips, and more—to help you care for your body as well as your mind.
Depression can make it seem like you're viewing the world through dark or distorted glasses. When you're depressed, it’s even hard to see yourself clearly. This book will empower you to feel better, more energized, and start reaching for your goals—one step at a time.

25x20cm  144 pages  $33.95  

My Anxious Mind

A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic

Michael Tompkins, Katherine Martinez

My Anxious Mind helps teens take control of their anxious feelings by providing cognitive-behavioral strategies to tackle anxiety head-on and to feel more confident and empowered in the process. My Anxious Mind also offers ways for teens with anxiety to improve their inter-personal skills, whether it be with friends, family, or teachers; manage stress; handle panic attacks; use diet and exercise appropriately; and decide whether medication is right for them.

21x14cm  196 pages  $33.00  

Panic Workbook for Teens

Breaking the Cycle of Fear, Worry, and Panic Attacks
Instant Help Series

Debra Kissen and others

If you’re like many other teens with a panic disorder, you may sometimes feel like walls are closing in on you, or that something dreadful is about to happen. The most frustrating thing about panic attacks is that they can happen anytime, anywhere—sometimes when you least expect them—and you may go through your day fearing another attack. So, how can you start managing your panic before it gets in the way of school, friends, and your life?
Here, three anxiety specialists will show you how to identify anxiety-causing thoughts and behaviors, mindfully observe your panic attacks instead of struggling against them, and experience sensations associated with panic until you discover that these sensations may be uncomfortable—but not dangerous.
No matter what situation you find yourself in, by learning how to objectively monitor your panic attacks, you'll gain a sense of control and learn to work through even the toughest moments of extreme anxiety—whether you’re taking a test, on a first date, or at a job interview.

25x20cm  176 pages  $35.95  

Perfectionism Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Reduce Anxiety and Get Things Done
Instant Help Series

Ann Marie Dobosz

This book guides the reader to a clear understanding of what perfectionism is and so to be able to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy perfectionism. Then you'll be better able to manage your own and others' expectations. Using powerful tools drawn from cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies, you'll learn to identify your perfectionist thoughts, discover new ways of responding to your critical inner voice, and build the skills you need to combat negative behaviors based in perfectionism, like chronic procrastination.
If perfectionism is causing trouble in your life, the techniques and exercises in this book will help you develop non-perfectionist skills and habits, leading to reduced fear, anxiety, and shame, and increased self-compassion and confidence in getting things done and handling daily pressures.
Instant Help Series

200 pages  $  

PTSD Workbook for Teens

Simple, Effective Skills for Healing Trauma
Instant Help Series

Libbi Palmer

In The PTSD Workbook for Teens, a trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) specialist offers worksheets and exercises to help teens recover from traumatic events and symptoms of PTSD, such as insomnia, flashbacks, hypervigilance, and depression. This workbook is based in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, including trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

144 pages  $33.95  

Puberty Boy

Geoff Price

All about puberty for boys 11-15 years old, their parents, carers, and professionals Boys who love to read will love this book. Bursting with information, its brightly coloured pages, illustrated with great photographs, drawings and diagrams will make them want to read it all and turn the page to see what's coming next. Puberty Boy explains the physical and emotional transitions that boys need to go through to become healthy young men.

21x21cm  122 pages  $26.95  

Puberty Girl

Shushann Movsessian

Psst, want a whole new approach to puberty? Puberty Girl is smart, intelligent, fun, colourful and factual and TELLS IT LIKE IT IS. Beautifully illustrated and presented in a teenage appealing format, this book has chapters called Ooh la la: what's happening to me, the big M, the period costume, your body means business, puberty power, I'm the boss of my gody, work it out girlfriend - conflict solving and more. Aussie author who has run groups on puberty at Royal Womens's Hospital Sydney for the last 13 years.

21x21cm  119 pages  $26.95  

Relationship Skills 101 for Teens

Your guide to dealing with daily drama, stress & difficult emotions using dbt
Instant Help Series

Sheri Van Dijk

Do you ever feel as though you can't manage your emotions? If you're like many other teens you might need a little extra help dealing with family disagreements, peer pressure, dating, bullying, and gossip.
This book is a good start as it offers powerful tools to help you manage your emotins and build better relationships. You'll discover how mindfulness can help you face each day with awareness and acceptance, and find effective ways of communicating with others. Finally, you'll learn to work through your emotions so you don't take things out of the people you care about.

20x15cm  194 pages  $33.95  

Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens

Activities to help you build confidence and achieve your goals
Instant Help Series>

Lisa Schab

Learn to develop a healthy, realistic view of yourself that includes honest assessments of your weaknesses and strengths, and you will learn to respect yourself, faults and all. You will also learn the difference between self-esteem and being self-centered, self-absorbed, or selfish. Finally, this book will show you how to distinguish the outer appearance of confidence from the quiet, steady, inner acceptance and humility of true self-esteem.
The book also includes practical exercises to help you deal with setbacks and self-doubt, skills for dealing with criticism, and activities that will aid in the development of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-worth. With the right amount of self-confidence, you will have the emotional resources you need to reach your goals.

25x17cm  183 pages  $31.95  

Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls

A Guide to Recovery from Sexual Assault and Abuse
Instant Help Series

Raychelle Lohmann, Sheila Raja

If you’ve been sexually abused or experienced sexual trauma, you may feel confused, angry, ashamed, and unable to move forward emotionally. You're not alone. Like many teens who’ve been abused, you may be tempted to keep the secret locked deep inside and feel uncomfortable discussing your struggles with others. If so, this book can help you find your voice.
This empowering workbook will help you move past your trauma and serve as a comforting reminder that you are strong and resilient. Healing is possible—and with healing, comes victory. In this book, you’ll find true stories from other teen survivors, and in reading the stories you’ll find reassurance in knowing you aren’t alone in your experiences. You’ll also find practical and proven-effective strategies and exercises to help promote emotional healing and reclaim your sense of self.
Sexual abuse or trauma may be a part of your past, but it doesn’t need to define who you are now. This book will help you as you start on the path toward healing so you can move forward with confidence.

200 pages  $33.95  

Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens

CBT and ACT Skills to Help You Build Social Confidence
Instant Help Series

Jennifer Shannon, Christine Padesky, Doug Shannon

"The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens" offers worksheets and comic-style illustrated scenarios that help teen readers identify their values and practice evidence-based skills from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for overcoming shyness and social anxiety.

26x20cm  136 pages  $33.95  

Still Quiet Place for Teens

A Mindfulness Workbook to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions
Instant Help Series

Amy Saltzman

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.

26x20cm  178 pages  $33.95  

Stopping the Pain

A Workbook for Teens Who Cut and Self-Injure
Instant Help Series

Lawrence Shapiro

Self-injury can be a symptom of a variety of disorders, but no matter what the cause, this disturbing behavior must be addressed. This comprehensive workbook helps the teen and her counselor explore the reasons behind her need to hurt herself, and focuses on more positive ways to deal with the issues of stress and control. Safe, effective solutions to help teens: Understand why they self-injure; Deal with stress and control issues; Develop a plan to stay healthy.

25x20cm  147 pages  $33.95  

Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens

Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress
Instant Help Series

Gina Biegel

First, the bad news: your teenage years are some of the most stressful of your life. Up to 70 percent of teens say they're stressed out, and with pressure about grades at school, parents who just don't seem to get it, and friends who drive you crazy, it's no wonder. Here's the good news! If you learn a few strategies for getting stress under control now, you'll have the skills you need to deal with problems and difficult feelings that life sends your way in high school and beyond.
The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens is a collection of thirty-seven simple workbook activities that will teach you to reduce your worries using a technique called mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way to be aware of your thoughts and feelings in the present moment. You can use mindfulness when you start to feel as though things are spinning out of control, so you can stop worrying about what might happen and focus instead on what's happening now. Ready to get started? Open this workbook and try out the first activity. Soon, you'll be well on your way to developing resilience and a new kind of strength.

25x20cm  118 pages  $31.95  

Surfing the Internet Safely

A Guide for Teens and Adults

Whitney Hankison

Internet Guidance for youth and adults! Easy to read with great practice lessons, this book guides youth and adults into being able to find the information they need while doing so safely. With many pictures and detailed explanations readers will have fun while learning a skill that will last their whole lives.

23x15cm  84 pages  $32.00  

Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster

DBT Skills to Help Teens Manage Emotions
Instant Help Series

Sheri Van Dijk

As a teen, you're experiencing intense changes in your life-both physically and mentally. To top it off, you're probably unsure of how to handle your emotions in a positive, constructive way. Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster offers evidence-based techniques to help you regulate your emotions and find balance in all areas of life- whether it's at home, at school, or with friends and peers. By learning to be more aware of your emotions, you'll be able to let difficult feelings pass without reacting to them in destructive ways.
You will also learn the four basic DBT skills to help you manage your emotions: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. You'll discover how to apply these skills to help deal with a number of negative emotions, such as low self-esteem, anger, anxiety, depression, and more. By changing the way you react to your emotions and to others, you'll be able to build better relationships and feel more confident as a result.

20x15cm  224 pages  $33.95  

Surviving Year 12

A Sanity kit for students and their parents

Michael Carr-Gregg

Every year, more and more emphasis is placed on achieving good results in the end-of-school exams. This can lead to students feeling extraordinary pressure and having unrealistic expectations. In this new edition of his book, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, gives advice to students on how they can cope with the pressure, work smarter and actually enjoy their final year of high school. He contends that essentially Year 12 is like a game – and once you know how to play the game, your chances of getting what you want out of the year increase rapidly. He offers advice on • how not to get trapped by social media like Facebook and Twitter • the secrets of studying smarter • overcoming anxiety and stress • getting enough sleep (the best study tool of all!) • setting goals • dealing with procrastination • ensuring exercise and diet regimes are good • how to cope with the exams themselves
Most he offers humorous encouragement to both students and their parents on how to maintain perspective and keep their sanity intact during this important year. With a special section just for parents, as well as words of wisdom from past students and teachers.


Teen Aggression & Bullying Workbook

Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

John Liptak

Teen aggression and bullying is a problem that continues to grow, often disrupting our school, families, workplaces and communities. The causes of teen aggression and bullying vary from person to person and may include such factors as a teen having been exposed to physical or sexual abuse growing up; violent behavior witnessed in the home or neighborhood; violence in the media; socio-economic issues such as family poverty, need deprivation, unstable family environment, lack of family support and appropriate role models, and exposure to weapons. Teen aggression can take many forms. The Teen Aggression & Bullying Workbook is designed to help teens engage in self-reflection, examine their thoughts and feelings that lead to feelings of aggression, and learn effective tools and techniques for effectively managing these feelings. This book it combines two powerful psychological tools for the management of aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors: self-assessment and journaling.

28x23cm  132 pages  $95.00  

Teen Girl's Survival Guide

Ten Tips for Making Friends, Avoiding Drama, and Coping with Social Stress
Instant Help Series

Lucie Hemmen

As a teen girl, having good, healthy relationships with friends you can count on makes all the difference. This book offers ten tips to guide you toward creating and maintaining the social life you want. Even better, the real experts that make this guide special are older teen girls who have recently been where you are now—and have plenty to say about it.
As you move through this fun and engaging guide, you will get a sense of who you are as a friend, appreciate authentic qualities you can share with others, and get moving toward expanding the quality and quantity of your social connections. Before you know it, small steps will lead to big changes and you will find yourself more confident, connected, and happy.
Grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the ten tips guide you in developing yourself in both simple and significant ways. You will engage in thought-provoking exercises and take fun quizzes spaced between tips to get you thinking more deeply about yourself and others. If you’re ready to get going on your social life, this book will show you the way.

20x15cm  187 pages  $33.95  

Teen Respect of Self & Others Workbook

Facilitator Reproducible Self-Assessments, Exercises & Educational Handouts

John Liptak

Respect comes in two forms - respect for self and respect for others. Although they may not appear to be connected, theses two forms of respect are interconnected in several ways: For people to show respect to other people, animals, nature, their community, the environment, and the universe, they must have a deep respect for themselves. Without this respect for self, it becomes difficult to empathize with the plight of others. The Teen Respect Workbook contains five separate sections to help participants learn more about themselves and the skills that they possess (and those they need to learn) in order to be of service to other people and make a contribution to the welfare of others. They will learn about the importance of these skills in developing personal and professional success.

28x23cm  122 pages  $98.00  

Teen Talk Guy Talk


Sharon Witt

What is going on in my body? Why do girls act in such strange ways? You will find the answers to many of your questions concerning your changing body and, of course, girls! It provides up-to-date information on many issues relating to puberty and growing up, in an entertaining and informative way with humorous cartoons and great quotes. Ages 9+.

21x15cm  150 pages  $17.95  

Teenage Girls

Exploring Issues Adolescent Girls Face and Strategies to Help Them

Ginny Olson

Eating Disorders, depression, gender confusion---these sound like problems for other people, but the reality is your students are dealing with them every day. The issues that girls face are growing in complexity and number.
What we haven't figured out completely is why they do the things they do, how the world around them affects their choices and opinions, and what that means for youth ministry until now.
In this boo you'll find advice from counsellors and veteran youth workers, along with helpful suggestions on how to minister to teenage girls. Each chapter includes discussion questions to help you and other youth workers process the issues your own students face and learn how you can help them and mentor them through this tumultuous time. In addition to the traditional issues people commonly associate with girls, such as eating disorders, self-image issues, and depression, author Ginny Olson will guide you through some of the new issues on the rise in girls lives. You ll understand more about issues related to: Family Addiction Emotional well-being Mental health Physical welfare Sexuality Spirituality Relationships"

23x15cm  237 pages  $34.00  

Teens, Loss, and Grief

The Ultimate Teen Guide - It Happened to Me Series

Edward Myers

A self-help guide for teenagers who are struggling with bereavement and the emotional difficulties it presents. This book provides an overview of grief as a painful but normal process, offering insights from bereavement experts as well as practical suggestions for coping with loss, including accounts from teens. This book closes a gap in the available literature on grief and bereavement that has tended to focus on adults and younger children. It provides a warm, accessible resource that will reassure teen readers about the normality of grief, encourages their understanding of what happens during the grief process, and provides an indispensable resource guide.

25x18cm  176 pages  $40.00  

Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens

A Cognitive Therapy Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Creating Unshakable Self-Esteem
Instant Help Series

Marci Fox, Leslie Sokol

Offers young readers a teen-focused, breakthrough program for eliminating self-doubt and increasing confidence and self-esteem. Marci Fox and Leslie Sokol, faculty members at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, adapted this cognitive therapy program for teens after the success of their book for adults, Think Confident, Be Confident.

20x15cm  184 pages  $33.95  

What's Eating You?

A Workbook for Teens with Anorexia, Bulimia, and other Eating Disorders
Instant Help Series

Tammy Nelson

Living in a culture obsessed with body size and shape, it can be hard to feel good about the way you look. But eating disorders caused by unrealistic body image ideals create much larger problems-diminished self-confidence, unhealthy eating and exercising habits, and an inability to see yourself as a person rather than a number on the scale.
This workbook takes aim at the motivations behind your relationship with food and helps you to better understand how your need to control what you eat can end up controlling you. As you complete the worksheets in What's Eating You, you'll learn more about the beliefs and experiences that contribute to your disorder. Each worksheet includes questions and exercises targeting the cultural myths, perfectionism, stress, and lack of self-confidence that are often at the heart of a dysfunctional relationship with food. Once these issues are addressed, you'll be able to gather the strength you need to make peace with your body, exude confidence, and live a healthy life.

25x20cm  128 pages  $33.95  

Who You Are Is What You Do

Making Choices about Life After School

Heather McAllister

A funky and informative workbook designed to help teenagers make good decisions when taking the sometimes scary step of entering life after school. Utilizing an innovative approach to career counseling for "Generation Y," it encourages students to focus on their strengths and interests, not "the job.

72 pages  $29.95