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The Think Confident, Be Confident Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Create Unshakable Self-Confidence and Reach Your Goals

The Think Confident, Be Confident Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Create Unshakable Self-Confidence and Reach Your Goals


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Written by two leaders in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this engaging, must-have workbook builds on the success of Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens to provide proven-effective exercises and skills that will empower you to replace your self-doubt with self-confidence so you can be your best.

Self-confidence shapes the way you see the world. When you have healthy self-esteem, it helps you move through life and boosts your resilience against stress. On the other hand, negative thinking has negative consequences: low self-esteem and self-doubt can hold you and back and lead to self-sabotage, along with an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and self-destructive behaviors.

With The Think Confident, Be Confident Workbook for Teens, two leaders in the field of CBT present the wisdom and guidance of Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens in a fun workbook format. Filled with easy CBT-based activities and tips, this book will help you recognize, rethink, and replace self-doubt, enabling you to transform your negative self-image into a more positive, accurate reflection so you have the confidence to pursue your dreams and find success.

How you think affects how you feel and what you do. Now, with this proven-effective skills-based workbook, you’ll be ready to eliminate self-doubt and build sustainable, unshakeable self-confidence and lasting self-esteem.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626254831
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Series: Instant Help Solutions Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 546,509
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Leslie Sokol, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, distinguished founding fellow, certified trainer/consultant, past president, secretary, and credentials chair of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. A fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), she was past director of education at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy for almost fifteen years, and is a highly acclaimed national and international lecturer. Sokol was behavioral science chair of the family practice department at Mercy Suburban Hospital for twenty-two years where she also served as staff psychologist for cardiac rehab, physical rehab, nursing home, hospice, and family practice clinic.

Sokol has been training mental health professionals in cognitive behavioral therapy for over thirty years. Her coauthored book, Teaching and Supervising Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the first comprehensive text to provide effective, empirically validated training and supervision. She is also coauthor of Think Confident, Be Confident; Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens; and two academic, edited book chapters: “Dealing with Difficult Cases” in The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and “The Generic Model of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” in The Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Sokol is published in peer-reviewed journals. Her private practice is located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA.

Marci G. Fox, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who has been in private practice for nearly twenty years specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy with teens and adults. She has worked with the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia, PA, for almost the same amount of time. As an Academy of Cognitive Therapy certified trainer/consultant and adjunct faculty member at the Beck Institute, she trains individuals in cognitive therapy both nationally and internationally. She is actively involved in training thousands of mental health professionals nationally to increase their competency in cognitive behavioral therapy.

Fox has a founding fellow distinction, as well as invited placement on the board of examiners and credentials committee of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She has lectured for years on cognitive therapy, as well as confidence and self-esteem. She has coauthored the books Think Confident, Be Confident; Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens; and Teaching and Supervising Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Fox has published in peer-reviewed journals and diverse publications in the area of cognitive behavioral therapy. Her practice is located in Boca Raton, FL. For more information, visit her website at www.thinkconfidentbeconfident.com.

Foreword writer Aaron T. Beck, MD, created and refined cognitive therapy over the course of his research and clinical career. He has published more than 600 scholarly articles and twenty-five books, and has developed widely used assessment scales. Beck has received many prestigious awards, including the 2006 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award for developing cognitive therapy. In 2013, he became the first recipient of the Kennedy Community Health Award from The Kennedy Forum. Beck has been listed as one of the ten “individuals who shaped the face of American psychiatry” and one of the five most influential psychotherapists of all time. He is emeritus professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and director of the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center. His current research focuses on cognitive therapy for schizophrenia, cognitive therapy for suicide prevention, and dissemination of cognitive therapy into community settings.

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Introduction 1

Part 1 Defining Confidence

Activity 1 How To Define Confidence 4

Activity 2 What Does Confidence Feel Like? 8

Activity 3 The Confidence Advantage 12

Activity 4 Without Confidence 16

Part 2 Defining Doubt

Activity 5 What Is Self-Doubt? 24

Activity 6 Understand What You Value 28

Activity 7 What Bothers You? 32

Activity 8 Give Doubt A Name 36

Activity 9 When Life Is Hard 40

Activity 10 Doubt Doesn't Define You 45

Part 3 Where Does Doubt Come From?

Activity 11 Events Can Play A Role 50

Activity 12 Messages Play A Role 55

Activity 13 Your Doubt Journey 59

Part 4 Build Self-Confidence

Activity 14 Your Confidence Path 66

Activity 15 Name Your Confidence 71

Activity 16 Confident vs. Cocky 74

Part 5 Confident Thinking

Activity 17 Capture Your Thoughts 80

Activity 18 Use Your Emotions As Warning Lights 87

Activity 19 Use Your Body To Pay Attention To Your Thinking 92

Activity 20 Chill-Out Strategies 96

Activity 21 Gather The Facts 100

Activity 22 Examine All Possible Options 106

Activity 23 Consider Alternative Viewpoints 112

Activity 24 Try Not To Jump To Conclusions Or Overgeneralize 118

Part 6 Confident Actions

Activity 25 How Doubt Gets In Your Way 124

Activity 26 Stop Avoiding 134

Activity 27 Cut Out Strategies That Don't Work 139

Activity 28 Communicate Your Point 144

Part 7 Confident Under Pressure

Activity 29 Do Away With Perfectionism 150

Activity 30 Relax The Pressure You Put On Yourself And Others 157

Activity 31 Reduce Upset From Unmet Demands 161

Activity 32 Relax The Parent Pressure 166

Activity 33 Deal Effectively With Outside Pressures 175

Part 8 Confidence Skills At Work

Activity 34 Effectively Deal With Messing Up 180

Activity 35 Don't Be Defiant 184

Activity 36 Dampen The Judgment 187

Activity 37 Recognize Realistic Concern 191

Activity 38 Let Go Of Worry 195

Activity 39 Don't Procrastinate 199

Activity 40 Reach For Your Goals 204

Acknowledgments 207


Sokol resides in Landsdale, PA; Fox resides in Boca Raton, FL.

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