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Stuff that sucks : a teen's guide to accepting what you can't change and committing to what you can, Ben Sedley

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Stuff that sucks : a teen's guide to accepting what you can't change and committing to what you can
Title
Stuff that sucks
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a teen's guide to accepting what you can't change and committing to what you can
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Ben Sedley
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Stuff that sucks
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a teens guide to accepting what you cant change and committing to what you can
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eng
Summary
  • "Sometimes everything sucks. This unique, illustrated guide will help you move past negative thoughts and feelings and discover what truly matters to you. If you struggle with negative thoughts and emotions, you should know that your pain is real. No one should try to diminish it. Sometimes stuff really does suck and we have to acknowledge it. Worry, sadness, loneliness, anger, and shame are big and important, but they can also get in the way of what really matters. What if, instead of fighting your pain, you realized what really matters to you--and put those things first in life? If you did that, maybe your pain wouldn't feel so big anymore. Isn't it worth a try? Stuff That Sucks offers a compassionate and validating guide to accepting emotions, rather than struggling against them. With this book as your guide, you'll learn to prioritize your thoughts, feelings, and values. You'll figure out what you care about the most, and then start caring some more! The skills you'll learn are based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Yes, there are a few written exercises, but this isn't a workbook. It's a journey into the stuff that sucks, what makes that sucky stuff suck even more, and how just a few moments each day with the stuff that matters will ultimately transform the stuff that sucks into stuff that is just stuff. Make sense? Maybe you want to be more creative? Or maybe you simply want to do better in school or be a better friend? This book will show you how to focus on what you really care about, so that all that other sucky stuff doesn't seem so, well, sucky anymore"--
  • "Sometimes everything sucks. For teens that struggle with negative thoughts and emotions, Stuff That Sucks offers a compassionate and validating guide to accepting emotions, rather than struggling against them. By helping teens identify their personal values and what really matters to them, this book will help them take steps towards living a more meaningful life"--
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  • Gr 8 Up—Teens and advice go together like, well, chocolate and sardines. But if a teen were to have a hankering for advice from a book, this might be one to suggest. Using a catchy title, this brief but informative selection presents Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which includes a heavy dose of mindfulness, an emphasis on accepting feelings, and a commitment to future goals and methods to change behavior. The author, a clinical psychologist, is well versed in this field and practiced in working with teens. Sedley's approach is viable for those with issues large and small. He provides strategies for self-talk and ideas for dealing with friends, discovering personal values, and overcoming defeatist behaviors. Although the text is laudable, the design isn't. Unfortunately for libraries, there are three pages where readers are asked to write down answers to questions posed. While this volume isn't marketed as a workbook, the write-in feature encourages readers to enter their thoughts, and those entries could influence future ones. Handwritten chapter titles seem to be amateurishly scanned, but serviceable black-and-white illustrations appear throughout. Back matter offers those interested in ACT three additional reading recommendations but no other resources. --Cindy Wall (Reviewed 02/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 02, p124)
  • In a book first published in the U.K., clinical psychologist Sedley uses the language and tactics of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to encourage teens to recognize the feelings negatively affecting them, and offers tools and ideas for how they can mitigate or otherwise get a handle on them. Sedley doesn’t get much into the specifics of what might have caused the hurt readers are feeling, and he doesn’t need to. Worry, shame, and anger (just some of the “stuff that sucks” covered) can have any number of sources, and the suggestions he proposes—identifying one’s core values, reaching out to friends (or professionals), and trying to think of persistent negative thoughts as annoying rather than day ruining—are broadly applicable. Occasional b&w line drawings are perhaps a tad juvenile for the target audience, but Sedley’s informal but candid tone is consistently reassuring. Ages 13–up. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/02/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 01, p)
  • A very generalized introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).Developed by psychologist Steven Hayes, ACT is designed to help patients move beyond the stresses caused by negative thoughts. Author and clinical psychologist Sedley begins by acknowledging many of the negative emotions that teens may experience: worry, sadness, loneliness, anger, and shame. Then, using a caveman analogy, he explains that human brains are hard-wired to look for danger, which in the modern age is social rejection. ACT contends that breaking the cycle of negative thoughts involves accepting them—rather than focusing on shame about past behaviors or fear about potential future behaviors—and using mindfulness to focus on the immediate moment. The book suggests activities such as listening to music, staring at a body of water, or paying attention to breathing to aid with mindfulness. Sedley also includes a rating scale to help readers discover their personal values, which they can then use when setting goals for working toward a lifestyle that demonstrates these values. The brevity of topic coverage (typically only a page) necessitates a lot of generalization, and readers may find themselves frustrated. The childish, black-and-white line drawings lend the book a distressingly patronizing feel. This may work as an introduction to the concept of ACT, but it's too simplistic to help readers engage in self-directed ACT practices. (Nonfiction. 14-18)(Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2017)
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10551755
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Sedley, Ben
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155.5/19
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Age: 14-18
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
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True
Series statement
The instant help solutions series
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  • Affect (Psychology)
  • Emotions in adolescence
  • Adolescent psychology
  • Adolescent psychology
  • Affect (Psychology)
  • Emotions in adolescence
Target audience
juvenile
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a teen's guide to accepting what you can't change and committing to what you can
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Stuff that sucks : a teen's guide to accepting what you can't change and committing to what you can, Ben Sedley
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First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Robinson
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Stuff About this Book -- Stuff that Sucks -- Stuff that Makes the Stuff that Sucks Suck More -- Stuff that Matters -- Stuff that is Here and Now -- Stuff that is Just Stuff -- Other Stuff that Helps
Control code
1740154
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
89 pages
Isbn
9781626258655
Lccn
2016028112
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781626258655
  • (OCoLC)953985540
Label
Stuff that sucks : a teen's guide to accepting what you can't change and committing to what you can, Ben Sedley
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Robinson
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stuff About this Book -- Stuff that Sucks -- Stuff that Makes the Stuff that Sucks Suck More -- Stuff that Matters -- Stuff that is Here and Now -- Stuff that is Just Stuff -- Other Stuff that Helps
Control code
1740154
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
89 pages
Isbn
9781626258655
Lccn
2016028112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781626258655
  • (OCoLC)953985540

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