I Would, But My DAMN MIND Won't Let Me: A Teen Girl's Guide to Understanding and Controlling Her Thoughts and Feelings (Words of Wisdom for Teens) (Volume 2) by Jacqui Letran reminds us that our journey to happiness starts when we believe that happiness is possible. Sadly, for many there are experiences that show us life is not fair and change is hard. However, this book asks what if there was a way to create a change easily, quickly and permanently? This book strives to show teenage girls that they can take charge of their mind and overcome everything that they struggle with. It helps against depression and strives to teach teenagers to achieve success for themselves.
This book is something that everyone should read. Not just teenagers, but all women. While it is geared towards teens and it certainly gets the right message across for teen girls, I think adult women who have not had this kind of self help before could benefit as well. As an adult woman, I read this to see if it would be useful to a friend of mine with a teen daughter with some self esteem issues. I truly think this will be a help to her, but I also found that it will be a help to me. It is well written and you can certainly tell that Jacqui Letran knows what she is talking about and really wants to help young women feel better about themselves. I recommend women and girls alike read this book and learn how to make their life better.
I Would, but My Damn Mind Won't Let Me!, by Jacqui Letran, is a book written to help young girls unlock the tools to overcome many of the mental hurdles which frequently present challenges for teens. Letran helps readers understand how the mind can often send confusing (and sometimes detrimental) signals as a means of protecting one's-self from pain. The author breaks down the root causes of many mental obstacles which can often seem insurmountable while providing solutions for long-term stability and happiness. Topics such as fear and self-doubt are addressed in a way which is profound in its simplicity.
While written for a young female audience, this book will appeal to readers of all ages and genders. I Would, but My Damn Mind Won't Let Me! is highly recommended for home, school and public libraries and for use in clinical settings.
I Would, But My DAMN MIND Won't Let Me (Words of Wisdom for Teens, Volume 2) is a non-fiction self-help book for young adults written by Jacqui Letran. The author has been working in the field of Adolescent Medicine and Mental Health Care for over fifteen years. She introduces her subject by defining and differentiating the conscious and subconscious parts of the human mind, and examines how each functions. While a person can control what the conscious part of the mind does, the subconscious is an entirely different matter. Letran explains how one's attitudes and outlooks can be altered or perpetuated through modification of one's reactions and thought processes. She also offers a number of case studies of young women who were able to resolve underlying issues through her coaching and counselling.
Jacqui Letran's self-help guide for young adults is an engrossing and highly accessible guide for anyone who'd like to understand why they react to stress and stressors the way they do. I was impressed by the way the author introduces the complex and complicated processes that go on in the human mind and especially appreciated how she's adapted her findings and techniques to work with young women. Her case studies were fascinating and clearly demonstrated how depression and other mental health issues can sometimes be resolved without the use of medicines and traditional therapeutic methods. This is a well-written and informative work that is neither condescending nor patronizing of its target audience, and it is highly recommended.