Do you ever feel like you'll never be perfect? Do you worry that what you say or do or wear will be how people remember you? It's time to let go of those worries and embrace who you are. Letting Go: A Girl's Guide to Breaking Free of Stress and Anxiety has everything you need to help you understand and manage the very real pressures you're facing from life. Designed to provide strategies for managing stress and anxiety, this book is filled with practical evidence-based advice and stories from teen and young adult women like you who have found ways to manage their anxieties. Every chapter features a discussion of different types of stress and anxiety so you can understand better what you're experiencing, activities to help you remember all the things you love about yourself and to help you understand yourself better, strategies for combating both stress and anxiety, and stories of other girls who've learned to move past their stress and love their lives—and themselves—to the fullest.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Living In a Stress-Filled World Chapter 1. Stress and Anxiety: Understanding the Basics Chapter 2. Stress Is Not the Enemy Chapter 3. When Anxiety Takes Over Part II: Managing Anxiety Chapter 4. Invisible Monsters Chapter 5. Controlling the Spin Chapter 6. Riding the Wave of Panic Part III: From Surviving to Thriving Chapter 7. Creating a Healthy Foundation Chapter 8. Life in Every Breath Chapter 9. The Power of Perception Final Thoughts Recommended Resources References About the Author
Christine Fonseca has worked in the field of education for more than a decade. Relying on her expertise as a school psychologist, behavioral consultant, speaker, and parenting expert, she has been a resource for parents and children in understanding the social and emotional needs of gifted children.
It incorporates a lot of exercises to help manage anxiety and gives additional resources for a person to thrive in spite of having anxiety. Although written for teens, adults can also benefit from giving this book a read.,VirtuallyInspiring.com, 2/9/18
This book gives girls and young women strategies for dealing with their stress. The book includes lots of ways to deal with your anxiety, such as recognizing “invisible monsters” and “riding the wave of panic.” I think this is a great choice for any girls and young women who want to work on managing anxiety.,Susan Faith ,Kids' BookBuzz, 4/15/18
Fonseca offers strategies to help teens break out of anxiety cycles and find productive ways to approach challenging situations. The writing is well suited to middle schoolers and includes stories from teens who have successfully applied the strategies in their lives. Solid advice for self-aware teens and those willing to take the time to work through the exercises.,Maggie Knapp,School Library Journal, 3/1/18