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.
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.
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.
Inside you’ll find a huge number of hands-on exercises andtechniques to help you remove roadblocks to change - whetheryou’re seeking to overcome anxiety and depression, boostself-esteem, lose weight, beat addiction or simply improve youroutlook in your professional and personal life – and regaincontrol over your life.
Rhena Branch and Rob Willson are CBT therapists at the PrioryClinic in London, and the authors of Cognitive Behavioural TherapyFor Dummies.
Symptoms of anxiety range from the mental and emotional –depression, having difficulty concentrating, losing patience easily– to the physical – excessive thirst, headaches, pinsand needles, and more (www.bbc.co.uk) Often the problem isself-feeding – people try to keep things under control whilstsimultaneously worrying about being anxious all the time, and thecycle goes on. Psychotherapy, medication and self help are the keytreatments for anxiety – however, as many people eitherdon’t have access to, or choose not to take, professionaltreatment, self help is the key for a majority of sufferers. ADummies book on the subject will present the facts without thejargon, and help people find the trustworthy guidance theyneed.
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
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.
Many of us have a tendency to worry unnecessarily about our health. For some the anxiety becomes chronic, and they may spend many hours checking for symptoms, seeking reassurance from others, surfing the internet for information about different diseases, or repeatedly visiting the doctor. It is distressing for them and for everyone around them.
In fact, health anxiety can be very successfully treated with cognitive behavioural therapy - the approach taken in this self-help guide. Using a structured, step-by-step approach the authors explain how the problem develops, how to recognize what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it.
- Includes questionnaires, case studies and exercises
- Based on proven CBT techniques
- Includes a chapter on fear of death and fear of vomiting
Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based therapy recommended by the NHS. It provides:
-Useful information about the disorder
-A step-by-step self-help programme based on CBT
Taking Control of OCD contains real-life stories written by those with first-hand experience of OCD. Each story has been especially selected by Dr David Veale and Rob Willson and together they reflect the broad range of different experiences and stories of OCD. Each story sheds light on the condition, and offers powerful insights into what helps and, most importantly, inspiration to those trying to beat it.
Selected by Dr David Veale and Rob Willson, authors of self-help guide Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the first person accounts contained in this collection reflect a broad range of experiences of those with OCD. Brave and uplifting, these real life stories provide not only reassurance, but also an inspiration to others to seek help and overcome their illness.
Includes two chapters written by Dr David Veale and Rob Willson explaining the causes of OCD and how to overcome it.
Depression is one of the most common mental health problems and affects 121 million people at any time.
It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as one of the Top 10 most disabling health conditions. Behavioural Activation, a therapy developed from CBT, is an effective new technique in managing depression and ideally suited to self-help. By analysing, challenging and changing behaviours such as avoidance, ruminating and excessive worrying, the sufferer can gradually reinforce their positive experiences and decrease the behaviour which reinforces their depression. Includes worksheets and practical problem-solving techniques.
Step-by-step approach to analysing and changing behaviours.
Includes an explanation of depression and associated behaviours and case studies.
Written by leading clinicians in the field.
One per cent of the population will develop Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a condition characterised by severe preoccupation with a perceived physical defect.
Body image problems can cause significant distress and can lead to further problems such as anxiety, eating disorders and social phobia. It has long been recognised that negative body image problems are a factor in the onset and maintenance of many eating disorders. However, they can be successfully treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Praise for Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the Overcoming series:
'[Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder] is an affordable and highly recommended read.'
'The best consumer-friendly CBT-based books...All are very thorough.'