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Helping people bring structure and calm to chaos

Deanne Carter, LMHC

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253 . 651 . 3752

Helping people bring structure and calm to chaos

Deanne Carter, LMHC

Relaxation Tools for Teens

© 2012 Deanne Carter, LMHC, NCC

1. Mindfulness:

to increase awareness of thoughts, emotions, or physical body sensations that come before the symptoms of stress. Helps get to the root of the problem.

  • Mindfulness For Teens: Meditation Practices To Reduce Stress And Promote Well-Being, Gina Biegel

  • Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness For Teens, Amy Saltzman, MD

2. Positive Thinking:

thought tracking to free from negative thinking.



  • Mind Coach, Dr. Daniel Amen

  • You Are Not Your Thoughts, Brian Despard

  • The Power of Positive Thinking for Teens, Mary Lou Carney and Norman Vincent Peale

3. Books that build skills and inspire.



  • The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens, Sean Covey

  • 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, Sheri Van Dijk

  • The Social Success Workbook for Teens: Skill-building Activities for Teens With Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, & Other Social-skill Problems by Barbara Cooper

4. Create relaxation rituals:

Ex. Bedtime bath, soft blanket, affirmations book or write one thing you are grateful of today, lavender pillow, music, etc.
 

  • Indigo Teen Dreams: Guided Relaxation Techniques Designed to Decrease Stress, Anger and Anxiety while Increasing Self-esteem and Self-awareness, Lori Lite

  • The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens, Gina Biegel

5. Learn tools for expression of emotions:

Ex. anger scream in a pillow, hit a pillow while you are in your room, stomp on the basement floor, squeeze/release your feet or your whole body, dance, take deep breathes; sad – ask for a hug, pet the dog, snuggle your blanket, draw, write, talk

  • The Anger Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal With Anger and Frustration, Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

  •  Beyond the Blues, Lisa M. Schab

  • The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal With Anxiety & Worry by Lisa M. Schab
     

6. Yoga Awareness /Physical Release of Stress
 

  • Shanti Generation - Yoga Skills for Youth Peacemakers (Ages 7-16) ~ Abby Wills

  • Yoga for Beginners, Michael Wohl

  • Thera-Flex Therapy Putty - 1 lb by Thera-Flex 

  • Select 20-537 Foot Massage Ball, Select Sport America

  • Panic Pete Squeeze Toy, Schylling

  • Scalp Massager, Body Back Company
     

7. Relaxation CDs:

teaching self-soothing to reduce the need for movement/chatter to soothe, or adrenaline rushing activities like pushing people’s buttons.



  • Indigo Teen Dreams: Guided Relaxation Techniques Designed to Decrease Stress, Anger and Anxiety while Increasing Self-esteem and Self-awareness, Lori Lite

  • Indigo Dreams: Teen Relaxation Music Decreasing Stress, Anxiety and Anger, Improve Sleep, Lori Lite

  • Zen and the Art of Relaxation, Anzan

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