The ACT Workbook for Kids: Fun Activities to Help You Deal with Worry, Sadness, and Anger Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Paperback)

The ACT Workbook for Kids: Fun Activities to Help You Deal with Worry, Sadness, and Anger Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy By Tamar D. Black, Russ Harris (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Tamar D. Black, Russ Harris (Foreword by)
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A fun and engaging "coping toolkit" to help kids ages 8 to 12 face life's challenges, manage emotions, and thrive

Kids today are experiencing alarming rates of mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. The good news is there are skills they can learn now to gain psychological flexibility, regulate emotions, and cultivate the resilience needed to navigate life's many storms. This timely and much-needed workbook can help.

In The ACT Workbook for Kids, Tamar D. Black offers fun activities grounded in evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help kids deal with worry, sadness, and anger. The exercises in this workbook are based on the processes of the ACT Kidflex--a simplified version of the ACT Hexaflex--and help kids work through the difficult thoughts and feelings that can arise from anxiety, depression, and stress. The workbook also includes tons of kid-friendly worksheets, crossword and word search puzzles, body-based practices, and arts and crafts that kids can do by themselves or with a parent, counselor, or clinician.

Most importantly, the skills in this workbook will help kids balance their emotions at home, at school, and in other social situations--such as going to parties, being with friends, and extracurricular activities. No matter what the situation, children can use these quick and simple strategies whenever they feel worried, sad, angry, stressed, or are struggling with self-esteem.

In these increasingly challenging times, kids and teens need mental health resources more than ever. With more than 1.6 million copies sold worldwide, Instant Help Books are easy to use, proven-effective, and recommended by therapists.

About the Author

Tamar D. Black, PhD, is an educational and developmental psychologist in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She runs a private practice working with children, adolescents, young adults, and parents. Tamar has extensive experience providing clinical supervision to early career and highly experienced psychologists. She also provides training in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to clinicians and teachers. She is author of the professional guide, ACT for Treating Children. Foreword writer Russ Harris is an internationally acclaimed ACT trainer; and author of the best-selling ACT-based self-help book, The Happiness Trap, which has sold more than one million copies and been published in thirty languages.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781648481819
ISBN-10: 1648481817
Publisher: Instant Help Publications
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2024
Pages: 144
Language: English