The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety

Activities to Help You Overcome Fears and Worries Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781684031153
Item Number: 8648


Written by three experts in teen mental health, this powerful workbook offers evidence-based activities grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you cope with anxiety and build resilience.

In The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety, teens will find helpful alternatives to the ineffective strategies and habits they’re currently using to deal with anxiety, such as avoidance. They will find basic information about anxiety to help them recognize what it looks and feels like, mindfulness tips to help them stay in the moment when they feel worried about the future, and tips to help them connect with their own values so they can start putting the important things in life first.


The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety by Turrell, McCurry, and Bell is an excellent resource for anxious teens and the adults who want to help them. The book is divided into two main sections: Parts I and II, which provide psychoeducation; and Parts III through VII that cover skills such as defusion, valuing, and more. Chapter layouts are consistent and aesthetically pleasing. Each chapter includes didactic information, stories, and activities that normalize and concretize difficult ideas. The acronyms used throughout the book (e.g., DOTS, LLAMA) are quite catchy and useful for adolescent readers. Links to audio files will benefit adolescents too! Highly recommended!”

—Amy R. Murrell, PhD, associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of North Texas, coauthor of The Joy of Parenting, and author of I See Me

“What a great book! As a clinician who specializes in anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) work with children, adolescents, and families, I’m happy to see a workbook specific to teens. This book will be a very useful tool for clinicians doing exposure-based work with adolescents. It is written in a down-to-earth style that will be easily consumed by teens. It’s also well-structured to allow a gradual introduction to skills critical to facing fears. I’ll certainly be handing it out to my young clients.”

—Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, cofounder and director of the New England Center for OCD and Anxiety (, founder and senior clinical consultant of the McLean OCD Institute for Children and Adolescents, and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School

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