A workbook to help young people manage stress, gain confidence, resist peer pressure and stay healthy
Shrinking the Smirch: The Young People's Edition is a unique workbook for young people (between 12 and 18) who are struggling with their mental health, or living with long term physical or psychological conditions, including MS, brain injury, epilepsy, chronic fatigue, stroke, cancer, depression, eating disorders, trauma or anxiety.
- Asks the reader to think about their symptoms as something external to them – a smirch. A smirch is an annoying little imaginary creature who seeks to make humans sad and unhealthy
- Helps you work out what your smirch makes you think, feel and do and create an image or description of your own smirch
- Includes twenty practical ways to shrink your smirch ideas, based on psychological approaches that have been proven to work including narrative therapy, CBT. ACT, systemic and solution focused models as well as mindfulness and positive psychological.
This book offers a dynamic approach to managing mental and physical health challenges. Written in an accessible but un-patronising manner with marvellous pictures and some positive humour, this workbook is an easy read and will be a very useful resource for individuals with physical and mental health conditions as well as therapists, teachers and health professionals.