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In this powerful book, a pediatrician specializing in teen and adolescent medicine offers a breakthrough mindfulness program to help you deal with stress in healthy ways, improve communication, and reduce conflicts with family and friends.  

Being a teen is stressful! Whether it’s school, friends, or dating, the teen years are full of difficult changes - both mentally and physically. If you're like many teens, you may have difficulty dealing with stress in effective ways. You aren’t alone, and there are things you can do to stay calm, no matter how stressful life becomes. All you need to do is stop, breathe, and be mindful and aware in the present moment.  

The Mindful Teen offers a unique program based in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to help you deal with stress. The simple, practical, and easy-to-remember tips in this book can be used every day to help you handle any difficult situation more effectively—whether it’s taking a test at school, having a disagreement with your parents, or a problem you are having with friends.  

If you’re ready to uncover your own inner strength and resilience through mindful awareness and take charge of your life, this book will show you how. 

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Critic Reviews

“A book that establishes a truly wise, empathic, and motivating resonance with teens. It offers a straightforward and commonsensical way to deal with stress of all kinds and afflictive emotions and thoughts by inviting them into awareness and discovering that with a little mindfulness and heartfulness, you are much much bigger than they are!”(Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go, There You Are)

“Dzung Vo, my student, is a very dedicated and wonderful adolescent pediatrician. He has written this book as a record of experiences working with adolescents. It is a recommended book on mindfulness for teens and a teaching tool for the Wake Up Movement. I highly recommend this book for teens and teen educators.” (Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen master, poet, scholar, activist, and author of Being Peace)

“Dzung Vo has crafted an invaluable resource for teens everywhere. Inspiring teen voices, along with practical applications, make The Mindful Teen incredibly relevant and accessible. This heartfelt offering to the world is a must-have for teens, the parents of teens, and anyone who works with adolescents.” (Meena Srinivasan, author of Teach, Breathe, Learn)

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