I Just Want To Be... Me!: Building Resilience In Young People

byTimothy Bowden, Sandra BowdenForeword byRuss Harris

August 15, 2015|
I Just Want To Be... Me!: Building Resilience In Young People by Timothy Bowden
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Today''s children struggle with a range of issues, from depression and anxiety to poor body image and low self-esteem. In fact, research suggests that at any given time around 10 per cent of students will be suffering from a mental health issue that directly impacts on their education and health. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (the subject of Dr Russ Harris''s bestselling The Happiness Trap) has been proven to be effective in teaching young people effective, flexible strategies for dealing with the stressors in their life and these principles are now brought to life in this graphic novel. By following the main character, Holly, through her encounters with monsters (symbolising her inner doubts and unpleasant thoughts), children will learn how to similarly deal with their own issues and develop a more resilient mental attitude and achieve better emotional balance. This book "will certainly help provide a chance to discuss problems and ways to deal with them." - Christchurch Family Times

Timothy Bowden taught English and History in high schools for fourteen years before retraining as a school counsellor. Since learning about ACT, he now uses its principles when counselling young people in both primary and secondary schools. Sandra Bowden taught in primary schools for thirteen years before retraining as a school counse...
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Title:I Just Want To Be... Me!: Building Resilience In Young PeopleFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:64 pages, 9.75 X 6.75 X 0.25 inShipping dimensions:64 pages, 9.75 X 6.75 X 0.25 inPublished:August 15, 2015Publisher:Exisle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1921497475

ISBN - 13:9781921497476

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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