Samples Pages & ActivitiesShrinking the Smirch: The Young People's Edition' is for young people (between 12 and 21). It is all about the mind, what goes on in your head and coping with all the pressure and challenges young people have to face at home and at school.You can purchase the full title from the Speechmark website: https://www.speechmark.net/shop/shrinking-smirch-young-peoples-edition - Use code TES at the online checkout and get 20% off!This unique workbook for teenagers asks you to pretend all those tricky thoughts and feelings are coming from a smirch, an imaginary friend, a mind bully who wants to pull you into the pit of despair. Shrinking the smirch gives lots of ideas about how you can beat this mind bully and cope better with all the thoughts and feelings that make you feel anxious, lonely and upset in order to stay physically and mentally healthy.The book helps you work out what your smirch makes you think, feel and do and create an image or description of your own smirch; it includes twenty practical ways to shrink your smirch, ideas based on psychological approaches that have been proven to work including narrative therapy, CBT. ACT, systemic and solution focused models as well as mindfulness and positive psychology.The book written by a consultant clinical psychologist with twenty years experience with young people as a youth leader and clinician addresses relevant issues including low confidence, peer and academic pressure, anxiety and social media. Written in an accessible but un-patronising manner with marvelous pictures and some positive humour, this workbook is an easy read and will be a great resource for young people, parents, teachers, clinicians and youth workers.You can purchase the full title from the Speechmark website: https://www.speechmark.net/shop/shrinking-smirch-young-peoples-edition - Use code TES at the online checkout and get 20% off!