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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Teach Yourself (Teach Yourself: Relationships & Self-Help) [Paperback]

Christine Wilding
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26 Oct 2012 Teach Yourself: Relationships & Self-Help

"Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is now hugely popular, and as a self-help technique that has helped millions of people in the UK alone, and as an NHS-funded treatment for illnesses like depression. Teach Yourself: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy was one of the first and most successful books on CBT. This new edition shows how CBT techniques, which focus on using altered patterns of thinking to achieve goals and overcome problems, can make a major difference to your mentality.

The first half of the book explains the background to CBT, what it is, and how to use it. The second half of the book gives examples of how you can use CBT to deal with specific issues, such as helping to overcome depression and anxiety, and boosting your mindfulness, resilience, assertiveness and self-esteem."

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself; 3 edition (26 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444170295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444170290
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Christine Wilding has been a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for 20 years and an author for 15. Her books offer self help in a variety of different areas from self esteem to stress management, anxiety problems and depression as well as subjects such as emotional intelligence and basic CBT primers. All of Christine's books have a CBT-based, problem-solving approach which people find easy to understand and put into practice with great success. Christine is married and lives and practices at Epsom, Surrey. For a full list of Christine's books visit To contact Christine directly, write to her at

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Learn what CBT is, and how you can use it to improve your life - whatever your background.

About the Author

Christine Wilding's (Kent, England) books on CBT have sold over 50,000 copies. She holds a postgraduate diploma in CBT from the University of London, is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling, is a member of the steering committee set up to develop guidelines for the treatment of depression within the NHS, and is in-demand as a leader of CBT-based training courses.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Faulty thinking 26 Feb 2014
By Elspeth
This is a little different to others in this series (eg no 1 minute, 5 mins, 10 min intros) and I'm not sure it's something that you can teach yourself. CBT seems effective (definition of that coming up) for those with specific problems which meet the SMART criteria of being measurable. It may be fashionable, but it's not ubiquitously successful or propounded. It's not so good for deep seated and harder to pinpoint problems, or for personalities that don't enjoy filling in charts. It draws heavily on Mind over Mood for these, which I'll also review. Effectiveness is assessed by the same quantitative, businessy focussed, goal setting criteria, and some of the clients weren't seen for a long time or followed up, so it's not necessarily the cure all it's claimed. Other kinds of therapist are more critical of this approach and see it as limited.

The phrase that jarred was the frequent references to 'faulty thinking' - as if some things are necessarily and objectively wrong. Just look at the terminology "faulty thinking", and the negativity and assumptions in that! Other practitioners, such as those offering person centred counselling, believe in acceptance of how you are, as you are, as a fundamental starting point for change; CBT as presented here seems to assume that you're not OK as you are and that in a sense, your therapist (or the practice of CBT) knows better than you.

It also assumes paranoia - that the elusive furtive spouse is not actually having an affair; that the person at the party (how often is that example given?!) who shuns you cannot be thinking the worst of you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very practical and easy to follow 3 Aug 2013
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very practical and easy to follow. Helped enormously.... Bought also for friends who have given the same feed back. Would like if was more of a workbook with blank pages to write in for the exercises, though this would mean the book spent after one user, it would be evoke practise and change
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 29 Nov 2013
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Excellent! Easy reading, straight to the point, believable, encouraging. Students of this area will can benefit a lot with this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction to CBT; this book changed my life. 3 Feb 2014
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And I'm not even kidding. This book, after sitting on a shelf for a few months, because the seemingly pretentious first chapter put me off, quickly became a turning point in my life.

I've been fighting with depression and anxieties for 20 years - ever since I was a kid - and my ACE score is 5 (ACE Study is not mentioned in this book, though). After systematically reading through this book I learned skills - however obvious they might have seemed - that help me almost daily fight with worries, insecurities, irritation, broken heart, abandonment issues, panicking over nothing, and all those other forms of anxiety.

One thing that I couldn't figure out how to solve were hypomanic episodes. Or maybe I just didn't want to solve them, but *shrug* who cares anyway.

A good book. Short. To the point. Sometimes you might feel like it's speaking in a very simple way, but I think the point is that we all act like children sometimes, and stubbornly refuse the most obvious advices.

I wish she stopped calling patients "clients", though.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good starter tool for people with only a few tools in the relational tool box. 17 May 2014
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Good practical book which helps to zone in on areas where behavioural patterns and negative self image/thoughts can hinder. Not only shines the light on potential destructive patterns but gives suggestions that are not far fetched. Glad I purchased it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow guide to better living - 13 May 2014
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A valuable guide to everyday living. helps to grow your mindfulness and expands your mind so that you can discover your potential to solve your own problems.
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