Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teen ADHD: Build Executive Functioning Skills, Increase Motivation, and Improve Self-Confidence

Category: Book
Foreword By: Barkley, Russell
By (author): Bertin, Mark
By (author): Bluth, Karen
Series: The Instant Help Solutions
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Special Needs
Audience: young adult
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Published: May 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.00in x 6.00in x 0.40in
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From The Publisher*

A powerful and compassionate guide for cultivating self-confidence, independence, and the executive functioning skills you need to live your best life!

Being a teen with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn't stop you from wanting what almost every other teen wants: independence, good grades, and a healthy social life. But ADHD also presents obstacles that can keep you from reaching your goals. At times you may become frustrated, sad, or even angry at your inability to achieve the things you want. This book can help.

This unique guide will help you develop the skills you need to strengthen your executive functioning, foster the self-compassion essential to overcoming self-criticism often caused by ADHD, and gain the confidence and resilience necessary to take control of your ADHD-and your life. You'll also learn how to manage your emotions, focus, practice flexible problem solving, change habits, and improve communication skills. Finally, you'll learn how these skills can improve your relationships with friends and family, and help you succeed in school-and life!

Your ADHD doesn't have to define you, and it certainly doesn't have to determine your life. This book will allow you to step off the path of self-criticism, and guide you on the path toward self-compassion, self-confidence, and success.

From The Publisher*Attention deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) and self-compassion experts Mark Bertin and Karen Bluth bring teens powerful skills for overcoming self-criticism and building the executive functioning skills they need to become more confident, resilient, and independent. The book includes mindfulness tools to help teens accept the limitations of ADHD, and self-compassion strategies to help them stop beating themselves up and comparing themselves to their peers.
Review Quote*"This book is a treasure for any teen wanting to work more effectively with their ADHD. Using simple, easy-to-do, yet incredibly powerful exercises, young people will be able to use the resources of mindfulness and self-compassion to be calmer and more focused in daily life."
-Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin
Review Quote*"Mindfulness and self-compassion are a powerful formula for a happy and successful life. This book shows you easy ways to steady your mind, follow through on what you want to do, and quiet the critical voices in your head. It's written by experts who know their stuff, but it's best to trust your own experience. Give mindfulness and self-compassion a try, and see what happens."
-Christopher Germer, PhD, part-time lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and coauthor of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook
Review Quote*"This is a gentle and effective workbook packed with important and practical information for teens with ADHD. Bertin and Bluth capture the most essential ingredients in leading a successful life with ADHD: acceptance and self-compassion. This book achieves an alchemy of scientific-driven information and friendly accessibility so that teens can approach this guide with openness, in the effort of being their most authentic and optimal selves."
-Roberto Olivardia, PhD, clinical psychologist and lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Review Quote*"Bertin and Bluth make mindfulness accessible, interesting, and even fun in their book, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teen ADHD. It is written in a style that teens with ADHD can read thoroughly. The combination of Bertin and Bluth's specializations make for an engaging book that covers the spectrum of teen experiences with ADHD. Their book is recommended for teens with ADHD, those that want to learn more about mindfulness, and clinicians who will appreciate this effective workbook."
-Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, psychotherapist and author of Gaslighting (http://www.stephaniesarkis.com)
Review Quote*"This great book shares a bunch of good strategies for staying on top of the practical matters of ADHD, but more importantly, it will help you to live a happier life where you get to call more of the shots. Some of those frustrating ADHD challenges will remain, but a mindful approach will help you keep your head on and bring your best to those challenges."
-Ari Tuckman, PsyD, author, international speaker, and ADHD expert
Biographical NoteMark Bertin, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in private practice in Pleasantville, NY. He is author of How Children Thrive and Mindful Parenting for ADHD, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based pediatric care; and a contributing author for Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. He is on faculty at New York Medical College and The Windward Institute, on advisory boards for Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read, and on the board of directors for APSARD (the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders). His blog covering topics in child development, mindfulness, and family is available through PsychologyToday.com, Mindful.org, and elsewhere. For information about his online mindfulness classes and other resources, visit https://developmentaldoctor.com.

Karen Bluth, PhD, is on faculty in the department of psychiatry and a research fellow at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is founder of the Frank Porter Graham Program on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Families (https://selfcompassion.web.unc.edu). She is a certified instructor of Mindful Self-Compassion, an internationally acclaimed eight-week course created by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer; and is a codeveloper of Self-Compassion for Educators, a self-compassion program offered through Mindful Schools.

Bluth is also cocreator of the curriculum Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens, the teen adaptation of Mindful Self-Compassion; and Embracing Your Life, the young adult adaptation. She is also author of The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens and The Self-Compassionate Teen. As a mindfulness practitioner for more than forty years, a mindfulness teacher, and an educator with eighteen years of classroom teaching experience, Bluth frequently gives talks, conducts workshops, and teaches classes in self-compassion and mindfulness in educational and community settings. In addition, she trains teachers in Making Friends with Yourself internationally.