AMK Counseling


Grit Up social emotional series: You can access the 8 book Grit Up Series Here:

Here are a few additional resources we love! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

  • A wonderful perspective on the definition self compassion
  • Bluth K. The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are (Instant Help Books, 2017)
  • Gina M. Biegel, The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress (Instant Help Books, 2009)
  • Joseph V. Ciarrochi, Louise Hayes, and Ann Bailey, Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens: A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life (Instant Help, 2012)
  • Mark C. Purcell and Jason R. Murphy, Mindfulness for Teen Anger: A Workbook to Overcome Anger and Aggression Using MBSR and DBT Skills (Instant Help, 2014)
  • Christopher Willard, Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: A Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School, and Everywhere Else (Instant Help, 2014)
  • Christopher Willard and Mitch Abblett, Growing Mindful: A Deck of Mindfulness Practices for All Ages (Growing Mindful Games, 2015). A deck of cards with short mindfulness practices to “cultivate mindfulness on the go.”
  • Visualization and body scan)
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
Guided Mindfulness Meditation Recordings: 

·       Gina Biegel, LMFT, Mindfulness for Teens: Meditation Practices to Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being (CD, MP3)

·’s “Audio Resources for Guided Meditations” collection: Online, free guided meditations.

    • We will continue to add and update these. Feel free to email [email protected] with any resources you want to share!
  • Free Mindfulness apps for guided meditation and sleep, typically requires a subscription but is free for covid
  • CorePower Yoga, several free recorded classes now available:
  • Always free mindfulness app with guided meditations, calming sounds, etc
  • Free cardio dance classes
  • There are online learning resources for adults, too! Might as well spend the time you normally use to commute on getting smarter.
  • Breathr: Dr. Vo helped to develop this mindfulness app for youth with the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (British Columbia, Canada). Free for Apple and Android mobile devices!
  • Free website and mobile app with guided meditation and relaxation exercises.
  •  Insight Timer: Free mobile app with virtual “bells” to time and support your meditations, and access to lots of guided meditations by many different meditation teachers (including Dr. Vo).
  •  Plum Village: Zen Meditation. Free app for iOS, loaded with beautiful meditations and teachings in the Plum Village / Thich Nhat Hanh tradition.
  •  MindShift: Free mobile app for teens developed by AnxietyBC, with mindfulness and other coping skills for anxiety.
  • Smiling Mind: Free mobile mindfulness app for young people, from Australia.
  • Headspace: “Meditation made simple.” This app has a free introductory period, after which it requires a paid subscription to continue to use.
We will continue to add and update these. Feel free to email [email protected] with any resources you want to share!