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Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens

Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens

by Earl Hipp
Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens

Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens

by Earl Hipp

Paperback(fourth edition, Revised & Updated Fourth Edition)

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Fresh edition of a popular title offers teens straightforward advice on stress management, anxiety reduction, and digital well-being.

Untempered stress among teens is approaching epidemic status. Prolonged and intense anxiety can feel like being stalked by a tiger, never knowing when it will strike. Helping adolescents cope with day-to-day stressors—like school, friendships, family, and social media—can help curb impulsivity and other risky behaviors.

Now in its fourth edition, the revised and updated Fighting Invisible Tigers teaches teens proven techniques and stress management skills to face the rigors of growing up. Packed with useful information on how stress affects physical and emotional health, readers will learn:
  • smart approaches to handle decision-making
  • easy steps toward greater assertiveness
  • relaxation and mindfulness exercises to focus their minds
  • time management skills to avoid feeling pressured
  • how to avoid online drama
  • positive self-talk techniques
  • and more!
Getting rid of stress is impossible, but learning how to control the response to it can help teens develop healthier relationships, make better decisions, and outsmart those tigers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631984358
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 08/26/2019
Edition description: fourth edition, Revised & Updated Fourth Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 228,978
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 18 Years

About the Author

Earl Hipp is the author of many books for young people. He has a B.A. in psychology and a master’s degree in psychophysiology. He has worked as a clinical psychotherapist, helping hundreds of people to better understand, cope with, and grow through the challenges in their lives.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Fighting Invisible Tigers 2

How Can This Book Help? 3

Stress 101: The Lowdown on Invisible Tigers 5

The Fight, Flight, or Freeze Response 6

Short- and Long-Term Stress 10

Coping Strategies 12

10 Myths and the Truth About Stress 18

11 Tiger-Taming Techniques 22

#1 Get Moving 25

Some Benefits of Physical Activity 26

The FIT Formula for Physical Activity 26

#2 Fight Stress with Food 31

Why Is Eating Healthy So Important? 32

Bad Diet Habits 32

Why It Can Be Hard to Eat Well 35

#3 Find Your Calm Center 39

What Are Relaxation and Mindfulness Techniques? 40

Focused Breathing 42

Sitting in the Calm 46

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) 49

#4 Stand Up for Yourself 55

Assertiveness Skills 56

The ASSERT Formula 57

#5 Weave a Safety Net of Support 65

The Importance of Weaving a Safety Net 66

The Five Levels of Relationships 67

Strengthening Relationships 71

#6 Take Charge of Your Life 75

Writing Your Own Script 76

Reaching Your Goals 77

#7 Get Time on Your Side 85

How Time Management Can Help You 86

Setting Priorities 86

Time Management Tips 89

#8 Risk Trying New Things 93

Are You a Positive Risk-Taker? 94

Start Small and Give Yourself a Chance to Learn 95

Avoiding Perfectionism 95

Find Support and Celebrate Successes 99

#9 Stand on Solid Ground 101

Decisions Are Powerful 102

Making Decisions When the Pressure's On 103

Managing Peer Pressure 105

#10 Choose the Upside View 109

Seeing the Upside 110

Positive Self-Talk 111

Lighten Up 113

#11 Manage Digital Tigers 117

Watching for Digital Tigers 119

Taming Digital Tigers 120

First Aid for Tiger Bites 127

When Is It Time to Get Help? 127

A Final Word 131

Index 132

About the Author 137

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