Part of the "Don't Believe Everything You Think" series of family counseling, mental health posters, Poster #344 has important tips for children and teens who struggle emotionally.
Poster #344 teaches "You are not your brain. You can choose to limit negative thoughts. So, don't board the 'Pain Train.' Let it leave the station without you." Mindfulness research has shown the effectiveness of teaching thought management instead of, or in coordination with other methods. Even though this new cognitive approach has substantial research behind it, few resources exist for children and teens– until Poster #344. Even better, this poster is just one of a series that guides students to better cope and manage upsetting and distressing thoughts and feelings.
Stop relying on purely verbal approaches to assist troubled, stressed, scared, depressed, worried, anxious or disturbed children and teens. Let the visuals and colors of Poster #344 and the rest of the series come to the rescue to give you improved new tools for the children and adolescents you most need to reach.