Zen Teen (Paperback)

40 Ways to Stay Calm When Life Gets Stressful

By Tanya Carroll Richardson

Seal Press, 9781580057820, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2018

List Price: 15.99*
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A warm and relatable teen guide to reducing anxiety, depression, and panic while developing resilience and confidence with 40 tips and tricks that guide, support, and inspire teens to keep calm and stay mindful

In the last decade, studies have reported a drastic rise in teens who experience anxiety, panic, and an inability to cope with the pressures of daily life. As mental health challenges become less stigmatized, young people are more likely than ever before to know how to identify their feelings and ask for help. Even celebrity teen icons like Selena Gomez are "coming out" as anxiety sufferers.

Zen Teen
addresses this epidemic with powerful coping mechanisms and creative tools-including two fun quizzes, tons of engaging exercises and a cool playlist-designed for the teenage mind. With topics like "The Unique Genius of You" and "Rock-Star Rituals," Tanya Carroll Richardson prompts teens to get calm by engaging in mindful tasks like identifying gurus, tapping into warrior energy, mastering meditation, practicing realistic optimism, becoming a self-awareness samurai, learning to surrender, finding a spirit animal, expressing challenging emotions, living with loving-kindness, protecting the planet, and making vision boards that embrace "the Tao of Cool."

Smart and fresh, Zen Teen helps teens thrive while navigating and managing the pressures of everyday life.

About the Author

Tanya Richardson is a regular contributor to Beliefnet and MindBodyGreen.

Praise For Zen Teen: 40 Ways to Stay Calm When Life Gets Stressful

"Offers teens a wealth of ideas for taking the heat off life...The author's tone is more of a favorite aunt than a disciplinarian, and her ideas welcome exploration. While this book will benefit individual readers, it's also well suited to youth groups or friends getting together to chill."—Library Journal