We all go through the journey of adolescence as a passage from childhood to adulthood. The uncertainty and emotional unpredictability of this bumpy ride is all thanks to brain immaturity, massive physical and psychological changes, and changing perceptions of ourselves, others and our world.
Former teacher and counsellor, now author and speaker Maggie Dent believes that all any of us needs to know in life is how to access the part of us that knows what’s right for us as individuals.
Whether you think of it as a moral compass, a wise champion or inner coach, a hidden ‘spark’ – it’s also the source of all the answers we’ll ever need to know. It’s about finding the high road, rather than the low road, which is always more painful and sad. Taking the high road makes for a less bumpy ride to adulthood.
In this easy-to-read book, Maggie offers simple guidance for young people to:
- finding their own spark
- reading their personality map
- understanding and eradicating ANTS (automatic negative thoughts)
- breaking the circuit on negative self-talk
- managing BUGS (big ugly emotional states)
- getting a better night’s sleep
- knowing what to do when things go wrong
- surviving and thriving when things get really tough
- being a good friend
- staying on the high road.
Maggie draws on more than 30 years’ experience of working and/or living with adolescents, as well as building on wisdom from her bestselling book, Saving Our Adolescents (2010), to produce this concise, practical, accessible guide for anyone aged 12-25.
Free audio track included: This book also features a free audio download of Maggie’s relaxation track, Relax & Escape (RRP $5). The track will be accessible from your account area after purchase.