About the Book
Are you a teenager struggling with a restless mind? Does your overthinking affect your confidence, make it difficult for you to make decisions, and cause you to be unproductive? If you’ve been looking for a teen book that will empower you to transform your mindset, reduce negative thoughts, and grow confident in your ability to live a more constructive lifestyle, then keep reading, you’ve found the perfect book!
Studies show that seven in ten teenagers struggle with overthinking. This means they excessively worry about the future, are anxious, and have uncontrollable thoughts that leave them mentally and emotionally drained. Does this feel like you?
With a background in biopsychology, Jennifer Costanza is a licensed Psychotherapist who is a leader in her field of treating trauma and anxiety disorders at all ages. Utilizing her experience in science and expertise in mental health, she now brings you this comprehensive guide that will not only empower you to stop overthinking but will provide you with crucial teenage life skills that will make you a happier youth. Are you ready to learn how?
Inside Tools to Stop Overthinking, you’ll discover:
-A detailed introduction into overthinking, including how it affects teens, the underlying causes, and the impact it has on your overall well-being
-Practical steps to unearth your personal strengths and qualities, challenge limiting beliefs and calm your mind with mindfulness
-How to shift your perspective on overthinking, become more mindful, and cultivate positive thinking and gratitude
-A step-by-step guide to creating your personalized self-care plan, channeling overthinking in valuable ways, and identifying and achieving your goals in the most innovative way possible
-Strategies you can start implementing right now to boost your confidence, build healthy relationships, and achieve a healthy life balance
“Tools to Stop Overthinking” empowers teenagers to reclaim their mental space, silence the constant chatter of anxious thoughts, and cultivate a sense of inner calm and resilience. This guide is not just about surviving; it’s about thriving. Perfect for teens, parents, educators, and anyone who wants to support young minds in their journey toward mental well-being.
About the Author
Jennifer Costanza, MA, LMFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist with a background in biopsychology and neuroscience. She specializes in treating individuals suffering with anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, low self-esteem and grief or loss. She has 18 years of experience and currently owns a private practice group serving hundreds of clients each year. She finds it very fulfilling to be able to help a person who is struggling and to make a difference in a life. In her spare time, she loves to ski, read, and spend time with her family, including her little dog Beau.
“I love what I do and I want to reach more people through writing. I hope you enjoy this book and, most of all, find it helpful.” –Jennifer Costanza MA, LMFT
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
In a world saturated with information and constant connectivity, teenagers are grappling with a unique set of challenges that often lead to overthinking, anxiety, and stress. “Tools to Stop Overthinking” is a compassionate and empowering guide designed specifically for teens, offering them effective strategies to break free from the cycle of overthinking and regain control over their lives. It also includes examples where overthinking can be used to a person’s advantage and, therefore, can become an asset.
This comprehensive guide dives deep into the intricate workings of the teenage mind, explaining how overthinking takes root and exploring its detrimental impact on mental and emotional well-being. Through relatable anecdotes, real-life examples, and engaging activities, this book helps teens understand the underlying causes of their anxieties and provides them with practical tools to tackle overthinking head-on.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
This book is perfect for tweens, teens and young adults, however, if you are a parent, teacher, coach or loved one of a teen struggling with overthinking, this book will assist in providing guidance on how to help. In addition, the exercises are applicable to readers of any age.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
As a marriage and family therapist helping people of all ages with anxiety and trauma, I love books that provide practical help for those who are struggling in life. Some examples are books by Brene Brown or Kristin Neff. I find their self-help books to be inspirational and innovative in providing practical tools and fresh perspectives that can be useful throughout life. My personal goal in writing is to help people live their best lives and reach their full potential.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
The best advice I can give to a new writer is to practice, as well as read, a lot! Writing regularly in a journal, creating short stories by using your life as an example, or writing for school assignments, are all helpful ways in learning how to write more effectively. Reading will help you improve your vocabulary and introduce you to new ways of communicating. These are also both great outlets and avenues towards deeper self-reflection and learning.
I also recommend that you write freely, knowing that your first attempt is going to be a rough draft, then come back to it later to edit. This kind of editing can be done as many times as you like to make it exactly how you want it. It is also helpful to have someone else proofread your work in order to have another set of eyes on it and to provide constructive criticisms. Most of all, have fun with your writing…it is very gratifying once you are finished.