Does your teen need to learn to LAUGH this year? 😆
Many students are SO focused on the NEXT steps, like college and career that they create stress, anxiety and overwhelm in the moment that makes it difficult to enjoy time with friends, downtime at home and family fun too.
What's more... this becomes a HABIT.
Not only do these teens struggle with stress in school, they begin to take this perspective in all areas of life. (Both now and into adulthood.)
Constantly looking at what comes next.
Perpetually wondering, "Do I measure up?"
Dissatisfied with life and lacking joy.
Feeling like everything is SO hard because they are always focused on what they NEED to be and accomplish, rather than accepting and loving who they are right now while taking action steps to meet goals.
We teach our teen clients to use coping skills and mindfulness as a means to balance accepting life right now so they can actually enjoy it AND setting goals for future success.
This helps teens to learn how to regulate emotions and manage worry thoughts so that they don't take over and make life miserable.
When you're constantly focused on what you don't have, anxiety spirals into panic.
We know that change is impossible without acceptance, so let's help your teen learn to accept themselves AND learn to laugh this school year.
Here's an acronym that we'll teach in our Senior Year Strong Group:
Let go of worries
Use coping skills