A brand new workbook for young people that teaches the skills of compassion, kindness and empathy to help deal with a range of mental health problems.
Growing up is a juggling act. Our bodies and hormones change, usually at the same time as important decisions about our future need to be made. We often put extra pressure on ourselves, compare ourselves unfavourably to others and excessively worry about what other people think. Add in exams, interviews, relationships, social media, peer pressure, celebrity culture and everyday stressors, and it's no wonder our wellbeing can take a nosedive.
The Kindness Workbook is a modern-day guide to help people navigate such complex times and combines amazing ideas and practices from a variety of therapies including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Counselling and Expressive Therapy.
Using creative exercises, examples and prompts, The Kindness Workbook teaches the skills of problem-solving using guided imagery, mindfulness, mind maps, vision boards, letter-writing, music, physical activity, drama and art. It has a number of icons to help signpost different sections and has eye-catching illustrations and worksheets, all of which aim to give your wellbeing a boost.
A must-have book for young people and anyone working with young people to enhance wellbeing. Your kindness journey starts right here. So, it's time to become your own best friend, instead of your own worst enemy.
'A beautiful and accessible book to boost your wellbeing with KINDNESS by two of the leading compassion focused therapists working with young people' Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, Founder of Compassion Focused Therapy and bestselling author
'The Kindness Workbook takes you on a journey of self-discovery and is packed with interactive exercises and creative interventions that will help you learn to be kinder to yourself' Emma Seppala, PhD, Director of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and the bestselling author of The Happiness Track
'This entertaining book is full of many different types of practices that young people can do to be kinder to themselves. As the authors show, self-kindness is key to happiness and wellbeing' Kristin Neff, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion programme, pioneer in the field of self-compassion research and bestselling author
'I love The Kindness Workbook! It was written with young people in mind, but it's a cornucopia of creative ideas for young people, parents, teachers, therapists and anyone who is interested in boosting wellbeing' Professor Sam Cartwright-Hatton, Professor of Clinical Child Psychology, University of Sussex.
'Building a compassionate motivation and the skills of kindness in action are some of the most important things you can learn.Throughout your whole life, caring and kindness will lead you to greater emotional and psychological health, even when you are being kind to yourself! This excellent workbook will be your guide' Dennis Tirch, PhD, Founder of The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy, NYC and Consultant of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
'I think it's a great book! Written with warmth, humour and care. A relevant book for our uncertain times. It's akin to having a best version of your future self, to help you navigate tricky paths. Love it!' Vee Howard Jones, Head of Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Salford
'Do we really understand what 'kindness' is? It is talked about a great deal but rarely explained. This beautiful and welcome book takes us through what it really means to integrate kindness into our 'selves' and is a must-read for, well... everyone' Dr Andrew Reeves, Associate Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health