Give teens the tools to decipher their emotions, understand themselves, and improve their lives.
The simple and empowering message of In My Feelings is that emotions, especially unpleasant ones, are not just to be avoided, controlled, or treated. Emotions can serve as a source of information that teens can use to make decisions and help them live their best lives.
The path to emotional health for teens lies in improving their ability to recognize, understand, manage, and use emotions. Dr. Vidal Annan encourages teens to think of emotions as messengers or sources of data that they can access and use to set and achieve goals, and to continue to grow and develop. In My Feelings starts by exploring what it means to be a teenager, what emotions are, and why people have them. In the second part of the book, Dr. Annan delves into specific emotions that teens may be experiencing daily.
In My Feelings helps teens develop their emotional literacy and tap into the power of their emotions to improve their mental health.
About the Author
Vidal Annan is a clinical psychologist who has worked with children, teens, and young adults for more than fifteen years.
As a clinician, Dr. Annan has extensive training in treatments that help individuals understand their thoughts and feelings better so they can make healthier choices in their personal, social, and professional lives. In addition to his clinical work, Vidal enjoys presenting to audiences on topics related to mental health and wellness.
He has also worked as a college professor, program director, and scientific researcher. He enjoys drawing, reading, watching sports, superhero movies, and hanging out with friends and family.
He has two teenage children and constantly reminds them to listen to their feelings and live their values.
“It’s a helpful and accessible guide for teens, and should make adolescent life just a little bit easier.”
“A lucid, basic introduction to key emotions, their positive and negative effects, and their management.”
— Children's Bookwatch
“Vidal Annan has written a brilliant book that will provide teens with useful tools to become more emotionally self-aware and self-reliant as they journey through adolescence. It is filled with accessible information based on current research and Dr. Annan’s extensive experience working with teens. What is most impressive is his ability to speak to young people with respect and support. This book is a major accomplishment that will be read by teens and will be a core resource in the youth development field. A major accomplishment.”
— Stephen Tosh, Executive Director & CEO, Boys’ Club of New York
“In My Feelings is a teen-friendly guide that allows teens to understand their emotions and learn to accept them. It has teen stories and practices that are easy to use for parents, professionals, and, best of all, teens.”
— Louise Hayes, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and coauthor of What Makes You Stronger; Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens; Your Life, Your Way; and The Thriving Adolescent