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ADHD in Teens & Young Adults: A Mindfulness Based Workbook to Keep You ANCHORED

Dealing with ADHD-related difficulties is tough, especially for young people balancing school, friends, family and thinking about their futures.

Author Dr. Melissa Springstead Cahill developed the mindfulness-based ANCHORED approach, to help teens become more focused, functional and happy, and make every day struggles easier to deal with.

A: Attention and Acceptance
N: Natural Awareness
C: Concentrate on Purpose
H: Happy Homework
O: Open and Organized
R: Recognize, Relax, and Reflect
E: Emotions
D: Determination

Look inside and find:
- Mindfulness exercises
- Worksheets
- Meditation scripts

- Executive function skills
- Attention & memory
- Emotions
- Interpersonal relationships
- Ability to cope with stress


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Melissa Springstead Cahill, Psy.D.
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Apr 16, 2019
PESI Publishing
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Melissa Springstead Cahill, Psy.D., has dedicated her career to the psychosocial and mental health needs of adolescents for over a decade. She specializes in working with teens who struggle with ADHD, learning disabilities and other educational barriers.


"ADHD in Teens and Young Adults is a rich and useful resource that will provide helpful, practical tools not just for adolescents with ADHD, but for all adolescents. Guided by experience and research, Melissa Springstead Cahill breaks down skills into easy to implement steps, and empowers her readers with powerful strategies and approaches that can change minds and brains."
Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, LCSW, co-author of the New York Times bestselling books The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, Executive Director of The Center for Connection and The Play Strong Institute

“Teens and young adults who work through the eight step ANCHORED approach presented in this wonderful book will breathe a sigh of relief as they become better organized, more focused and able to get things done on time while feeling less stressed and more confident. Every teen or young adult with ADHD and anyone who helps them needs this book.”
Debra Burdick, LCSW, author of Mindfulness Skills Workbook for Kids and Teens and Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD

“Many, many teens struggle with self-organization and staying on track with home, school and extracurricular responsibilities. Any kid (whether formally diagnosed with ADHD or not) will benefit a great deal from Dr. Melissa Springstead Cahill’s exciting new book. It’s chock full of straightforward mindfulness-based skill practices, along with very helpful worksheets and planner tools that make getting organized and effective in managing the everyday routines of teen-dom much more do-able. Melissa’s book should find itself tucked (neatly!) into every less-than-ideally organized kiddos’ backpack!”
Mitch Abblett, PhD, author of The Challenging Child Toolbox, Growing Mindful Card Deck, and The Five Hurdles to Happiness

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