Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies: Edition 2

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An updated edition of the bestselling guide on reprogramming one's negative thoughts and behaviour

Once the province of mental health professionals, CBT (or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) has gained wide acceptance as the treatment of choice for anyone looking to overcome anxiety, manage anger, beat an addiction, lose weight or simply gain a new outlook on life. Written by two CBT therapists, this bestselling guide helps you apply the principles of CBT in your everyday life-allowing you to spot errors in your thinking; tackle toxic thoughts; refocus and retrain your awareness; and finally, stand up to and become free of the fear, depression, anger, and obsessions that have been plaguing you.

  • Includes tips on establishing ten healthy attitudes for living as well as ten ways to lighten up
  • Helps you chart a path by defining problems and setting goals
  • Offers advice on taking a fresh look at your past, overcoming any obstacles to progress as well as ways to maintain your CBT gains
  • Includes new and refreshed content, including chapters on how to beat an addiction and overcome body image issues

With indispensable advice on finding your way out of the debilitating maze of negative thoughts and actions, the book is brimming with invaluable suggestions that will have even a confirmed pessimist well armed for the journey forward.

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About the author

Rhena Branch and Rob Willson are CBT therapists who work in private practice in North London. They both teach and supervise the MSc CBT course at Goldsmiths, having previously worked at The Priory clinic in London. They are the co-authors of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies and Boosting Self-Esteem For Dummies.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Aug 26, 2010
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Psychology / Movements / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Self-Help / General
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Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress--and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,100,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy--one of today's most effective forms of psychotherapy--to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Revised and expanded to reflect significant scientific developments of the past 20 years, the second edition contains numerous new features: expanded content on anxiety; chapters on setting personal goals and maintaining progress; happiness rating scales; gratitude journals; innovative exercises focused on mindfulness, acceptance, and forgiveness; 25 new worksheets; and much more. Mind Over Mood will help you:*Learn proven, powerful, practical strategies to transform your life.*Follow step-by-step plans to overcome depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, and shame.*Set doable personal goals and track your progress (you can photocopy the worksheets from the book or download and print additional copies).*Practice your new skills until they become second nature. Cited as “The Most Influential Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Publication” by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and included in the UK National Health Service Bibliotherapy Program.

Winner (Second Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category
See also the Spanish-language edition: El control de tu estado de ánimo, Segunda edición.
Boosting Self-Esteem for Dummies

Learn to:

Leave behind negative modes of thinking

Understand the psychology of self-esteem

Use a variety of effective techniques to build self-esteem for a happier and healthier life

Give yourself a boost with cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapists

Rethink your self-image and be comfortable in your own skin

Fact: even individuals who radiate confidence on the outside can still have low self-esteem. Whether you're someone who puts on a front or a shy, retiring type who frets about what other people think, this practical guide can help you to conquer insecurities, get assertive and let your inner strength shine through. So what are you waiting for?

Understand the theories – get to grips with what self-esteem means and how it affects your outlook

Be honest with yourself – acknowledge your best bits (and your limitations) and identify the positive effects of your thoughts and actions

Discover boosting techniques – banish feelings of inadequacy by indulging in exercises and hobbies that exhilarate you

Give other people a break – understand when a compliment is a compliment and take criticism constructively

Go all-out – reassess your day-to-day priorities and map out what you really want from life

Open the book and find:

Strategies for getting to the bottom of the real you

Effective ways to record fluctuating moods and feelings

CBT techniques for stimulating self-encouragement

Advice on dealing with counter-productive comparisons

Guidance on tackling social phobias, body dysmorphia and eating disorders

Tips on maintaining self-discipline

How to foster better relationships at home and at work

Nip workplace stress in the bud with CBT

Packed with useful tips that make it easy to incorporateCBT—Cognitive Behavioral Therapy— into your workingday, CBT at Work For Dummies helps you reap the benefits ofa more focused working life. You'll discover how integrating CBT atwork promotes improved productivity and concentration, lower staffturnover, enhanced employer/employee and client relationships,reduced cost of staff absenteeism caused by illness, injury,stress, and more.

An alarming number of individuals in the UK and across the globesuffer from work-related stress, some to the point of experiencingillness. The good news is, Cognitive BehaviouralTherapy—often associated with treating acute mental healthconditions—is finding its way into the workplace, where it'sbeing used as a way to combat one of the most common occupationalhealth issues: stress. In this friendly and accessible guide,you'll find everything you need to put CBT into practice today,whether you're in charge of managing employee wellness or just wantto find a positive and productive way to get through the workdayyourself.

Answers the call of business leaders seeking creative solutionsto enhance productivity and minimize the effects of stress in theworkplaceOffers employees trusted ways to be more effective in theworkplace while reducing personal stress levelsArms learning and development professionals with the know-howto apply mindfulness meditation in the workplaceDetails the benefits of making CBT a part of your businessplan

If you're an employer looking to get the best out of your staffor an employee interested in reducing stress and anxiety whilstachieving an enhanced performance at work, CBT at Work ForDummies can help.

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