The Thriving Adolescent offers powerful techniques based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and positive psychology to help adolescents manage emotions, connect with their values, utilize mindfulness, and develop healthy relationships. The book includes worksheets, exercises, and scripts focused on helping young people develop the tools they need as they transition into adulthood. This is a must-have resource for anyone working to help adolescents thrive.
Below are the latest downloadable resources from The Thriving Adolescent:
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- Figure 2. DNA-V case conceptualization model
- DNA-V Case Conceptualization Worksheet
- Conversation Cards
- How Did It Go?
- The DNA-V of Your Life
- My Valued Journey
- Strength Spotting Card Sort
- Plain values cards
- Is Change Possible?
- Stepping from a Fixed Self-View to a Flexible Self-View
- Who Are You?
- STRENGTHENING my self view
- Self-Compassion Quiz
- Becoming a Friend to Yourself
- Creating a Strong Group
- Weekly Acts of Kindness
- Group Goal Setting Worksheet
- Examples of Skilled and Unskilled DNA-V Behavior
- Higher Order DNA-V Skills That Promote Self and Social Understanding
- DNA-V walk of life
- WORKSHEETS_ThrivingAdolescent COMPLETE SET
Downloadable Strength spotting cards
- The colour version of the cards and download link can be found – here
Downloadable video/audio resources from the book:
- DNA video (p.48) to help young people understand these 3 skills can be found – here
- BOLD video ( p.133) an animation to help young people remember the 4 steps of BOLD – here
- Redefining success (p.32): See the video examples for young people – here
Downloadable mindfulness exercises from the book:
- Balloon breathing (Thriving Adolescent)
- 3 minute breathing space (Adapted from Segal, Williams, and Teasdale 2002)
- AND Noticer exercise (Thriving adolescent)
Play mindfulness exercises from the book:
- Balloon breathing (p.83): A guided mindfulness exercise you can download and use with young people:
- AND practice for emotions (p. 70): A guided exercise to help young people become aware of the emotion signals in their body:
- 3 minute breathing space: This is a short mindfulness exercise that can help us come back to our body as the anchor, to return to the here and now (Segal, Williams, and Teasdale. 2002)
Downloadable illustrations for metaphors
- Check out the book for instructions on how to use these illustrations to help young people to see their DNA skills in action.