The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens

Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress
Second Edition
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781684030187
Item Number: 8461


This new edition of The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens is a collection of simple workbook activities that will teach teens to reduce worries using a technique called mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way to be aware of thoughts and feelings in the present moment. Teens can use mindfulness when they feel as though things are spinning out of control, so they can stop worrying about what might happen and focus instead on what’s happening now. Written by a psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and featuring brand new exercises, this workbook shows how mindfulness skills can help teens relax, prioritize, and keep calm during stressful times.


“In the updated edition of her popular stress reduction workbook, Gina Biegel offers teens a set of practical and powerful tools to help them recognize their problems and resolve them in a healthy way.”

—Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of
Mindful Games and The Mindful Child

“Gina Biegel’s book is a must-have for all adolescents. From her letter to teens in the beginning addressing social media, to the engaging activities throughout the book, teenagers will recognize their own personal issues and begin to understand that they aren’t alone. The activities are accessible and the explanations easy to understand. These activities, many of which are new in this second edition, provide adolescents with a myriad of tools to address teen stressors, problems, and angst.”

—Laurie Grossman, director of program development
and outreach at Inner Explorer, cofounder of Mindful Schools,
and coauthor of Master of Mindfulness

Letter to Teens

Letter to Parents and Professionals

Activity 1. Letting Go of Your Problems

Activity 2. Defining and Understanding Stress

Activity 3. Life Stressors: What Is Stressing You Out?

Activity 4. The Physical Effects of Stress: Paying Attention to Red Flags

Activity 5. The Emotional Effects of Stress

Activity 6. When Stress Can Be Helpful

Activity 7. Stress the Problem, Mindfulness a Solution

Activity 8. Living in the Now

Activity 9. Mindfulness and the Five Senses

Activity 10. Bringing Mindfulness to Routine Tasks and interests

Activity 11. Dropping-In Mindfulness Practice

Activity 12. Mindful Eating Practice

Activity 13. The Body Scan Mindfulness Practice

Activity 14. Bringing Mindfulness to Walking and Movement

Activity 15. Doing Homework or Taking a Test Mindfully

Activity 16. Accepting Your Emotions: “The Guest House”

Activity 17. Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Activity 18. Don’t Jump on the Train of Thoughts: the Railroad Activity

Activity 19. Stress Waves: Riding the Waves of Life

Activity 20. Paying Attention to Your Breath

Activity 21. Paying Attention to Your Mind: Sitting Mindfulness Practice

Activity 22. Taking in the Good: Doing What You Enjoy

Activity 23. Focusing on the Positive: the Pleasant Moments Calendar

Activity 24. Focusing on the Negative: the Unpleasant Moments Calendar

Activity 25. Things You Can and Can’t Control

Activity 26. Mindful Stopping: Responding instead of Reacting

Activity 27. Being Mindful of Harmful Judgments

Activity 28. Mindful Messaging and Posting

Activity 29. Playing Out the End of the Movie

Activity 30. Life Events Can Cause Stress

Activity 31. Coping With Painful Events

Activity 32. Unhelpful and Harmful Coping Behaviors

Activity 33. Using Self-Care to Manage Problems

Activity 34. Tracking Harmful Behaviors: the Self-Awareness Calendar

Activity 35. Next Steps

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