Levels of depression, stress and anxiety amongst adolescents are rising alarmingly each year
Causes vary -- school, exams, interviews, bullying, low self-esteem and often home are just some of the things that can spark off problems for teenagers. We live in a time of emotional and mental overload of huge proportions, and our teenagers are as much victims of this as everyone else. Drawing on his extensive experience as a teacher, therapist and father of adolescents Paul Lambillion looks at the pressures on teenagers and outlines some simple strategies to help them cope. Addressing a 14-20 age group, Paul Lambillion talks through the importance of taking charge of their lives, of creating space for pausing to clear the mind and just think, and of learning to create some balance in life. He presents his ideas in a clear, direct and non-patronising style. Chapters include: Making Space and Taking Charge; Stress and Relaxation; Examinations, Tests and Interviews; Meditation and Visualization (using imagination); What About Me? -- Recognizing Your Gifts; Making Things Work.