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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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Aug 26, 2010
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780470666111
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Movements / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Self-Help / General
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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

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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

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Break the chains of OCD with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Are you suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? You're not alone. Whether you've tried countless treatments or are seeking help for the first time, this expert, accessible guide is your beacon of hope for breaking the chains of this crippling disorder. Managing OCD with CBT For Dummies uses mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to eradicate OCD from your day-to-day life. Through clear and sensitive direction, you'll find out how to identify and correct negative thought patterns, confront your problems with positive solutions and recognise the power of cognitive thinking.

Once a term only used by psychologists and counselors, CBT is now in common use and has become the preferred treatment method for a variety of psychological issues, including anxiety and depression, self-esteem, eating disorders, addiction, and many others. If you're planning on trying it on its own or in conjunction with other types of therapies, you'll be heartened to know that a staggering 75% of people with OCD are significantly helped by CBT—which is why it remains the treatment of choice for tackling the disorder by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Demonstrates how CBT encourages new thinking patterns to combat destructive thought tendencies Explains the causes and symptoms of OCD Shows you how to use CBT to modify everyday thoughts and behaviours with the aim of positively influencing your emotions Illustrates the importance of facing your fears and offers positive strategies on exposure therapy

There's no need to let OCD continue to control your life. This how-to guide helps you break down the negative patterns that have been keeping you hostage—and allows you to build a positive future free of the hold of OCD.

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A complete guide to understanding how you think, and discovering how to think differently.

Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies is a complete guide to the key techniques that help you master your thoughts: Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy. Discover the basic principles of each approach and receive sensible, practical and effective expert advice on how each one can help you challenge negative beliefs and change your attitudes. Whether you wish to conquer an anxiety, beat an addiction or simply think more positively, here you will find proven and popular methods that you can use to make major changes - improving your personal power and creating the life you want.

Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies will include:

Book I: Essential Concepts

Exploring the Key Themes of NLP

Understanding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Examining Hypnotherapy

Introducing Life Coaching

Book II: Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Taking Charge of Your Life

Creating Rapport

Reaching Beyond the Words People Say

Exploring the Amazing Power of Your Senses

Opening The Toolkit

Understanding the Psychology Behind Your Habits and Behaviours

Book III: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Correcting Your Thinking

Overcoming Obstacles to Progress

Putting CBT into Action

Taking a Fresh Look at Your Past

Setting Your Sights on Goals

Book IV: Hypnotherapy

Taking A Separate View of Yourself

Considering How Hypnotherapy Can Help

Feeling Good

Expanding the Reach of Hypnotherapy

Practising Self-Hypnosis

Book V: Life Coaching

Introducing Your Coaching Journey

Visualising Your Whole-Life Goals

Becoming Your Best Self

Focusing on the Elements of Your Life

Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Developing and Growing

Katie d'Ath
Break the chains of OCD with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Are you suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? You're not alone. Whether you've tried countless treatments or are seeking help for the first time, this expert, accessible guide is your beacon of hope for breaking the chains of this crippling disorder. Managing OCD with CBT For Dummies uses mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to eradicate OCD from your day-to-day life. Through clear and sensitive direction, you'll find out how to identify and correct negative thought patterns, confront your problems with positive solutions and recognise the power of cognitive thinking.

Once a term only used by psychologists and counselors, CBT is now in common use and has become the preferred treatment method for a variety of psychological issues, including anxiety and depression, self-esteem, eating disorders, addiction, and many others. If you're planning on trying it on its own or in conjunction with other types of therapies, you'll be heartened to know that a staggering 75% of people with OCD are significantly helped by CBT—which is why it remains the treatment of choice for tackling the disorder by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Demonstrates how CBT encourages new thinking patterns to combat destructive thought tendencies Explains the causes and symptoms of OCD Shows you how to use CBT to modify everyday thoughts and behaviours with the aim of positively influencing your emotions Illustrates the importance of facing your fears and offers positive strategies on exposure therapy

There's no need to let OCD continue to control your life. This how-to guide helps you break down the negative patterns that have been keeping you hostage—and allows you to build a positive future free of the hold of OCD.

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