JENNIE MARIE BATTISTIN MA, LMFT, is a licensed marriage family therapist and the founding director of Hope Therapy Center. As a mother of five grown children, she has a passion for helping teens and parents develop tools and resources to navigate challenges and mental health concerns.
I enthusiastically recommend this book. I think that using these exercises in the classroom would aid in creating a more enriching teaching environment. A mindful student becomes a successful student.--Mary Jane Heater, M.Ed, Co-author of Team Teaching Science: Success for All Learners
This book is a great tool for teens and adults alike--whether they're in therapy or not. The exercises are simple, quick, and well-organized into easily-digestible sections. With world stress levels at an all-time high and attention-spans at an all-time low, mindfulness has never been more important to have. Especially useful for our teens and young adults who are under increasing pressure to achieve at all costs and navigate an ever-changing social and technological landscape, this book serves up bite-sized morsels to help sooth stress, forge focus, and prevail in the present.--Julia Young, MA, LMFT, LPCC, Founder & CEO of Caring Connected
Navigating the day-to-day stress and anxiety of teens can be a challenge! As a junior high school teacher and mom of two, I found Jennie Marie's practical daily mindfulness exercises to be the perfect complement to my work both at home and school. 'Procrastination Pit' and 'Show Me the Love' are just two examples of relatable exercises that have proven to reduce stress and help my students and me become more productive. This is a must-read for all parents, teachers, and teens!--Aimee Bastin, Department of Exceptional Learners Chairperson and Resource Teacher in Fishers, Indiana
Teens live at the heart of the digital age, bombarded with images that only compound the natural developmental stressors and pressure that come with adolescence. In this straightforward guide to mindful ways of being, Jennie Marie Battistin has taken the mystery out of mindfulness and compiled an easy-to-read and utilize guide to informing everyday activities with awareness, self-regulation, and increased calm--the counterbalance to stress. This is a 'must-read' for teens and parents alike!--Rhea Harris-Junge, MFT, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Havening Practitioner, Eating Disorder Specialist