Tanya Carroll Richardson: Zen Teen: 40 Ways to Stay Calm When Life Gets Stressful
In Zen Teen: 40 Ways to Stay Calm When Life Gets Stressful, author Tanya Carroll Richardson delivers a self-help program for youth and adolescents. The focus is on mindfulness, which has migrated from being a part of eastern religions, to being a key component of such treatments as: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (Segal et al. 2018; Teasdale et al. 2000), Mindfulness-Based Stress-Reduction (Grossman et al. 2004; Kabat-Zinn 1990), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Hayes et al. 1999; Zhang et al. 2018), and Superhero Therapy (Fradkin 2017, 2018; Scarlet 2016). In Zen Teen, the author defines mindfulness as: being in the moment, being tuned in to one’s thoughts, and having an acceptance of oneself and one’s emotions (Richardson 2018; p. xiv). Through this practice, the author hopes to help the reader find a refuge from the storm of adolescence.
Zen Teenis divided into five parts, with 40 mini-chapters, each of which presents a different concept. The chapters address: “Why the...
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