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Overcoming Depression: Talks with Your Therapist [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Paul Gilbert
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Book Description

25 Oct 2007
Depression affects 7-12 per cent of men and 20-25 per cent of women and can be effectively treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.In this series of talks, bestselling author and leading depression expert Professor Paul Gilbert explores different aspects of depression. He outlines how depression affects us in different ways and offers insights into things that can help us cope and lift depression.He explores how we can work on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours and try to develop self-kindness when we feel at our worst and times are hard. Anyone suffering from, or with an interest in depression, will gain valuable insights into the nature of this illness, how it affects people and how to tackle this distressing experience.The talks are focused on the following themes: The nature of depression; How our thoughts and feelings are related; How to look after our body and help it recuperate; Relaxation - advice and techniques; The role that our styles of thinking play in depression; Self-criticism; Being kind and compassionate to oneself; and Becoming more active and exploring different ways to think about and tackle life's challenges.

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Robinson Publishing (25 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845298187
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845298180
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 12.2 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Professor Paul Gilbert is a world-recognised expert in depression and is currently based at the Mental Health Research Unit, Kingsway Hospital, Derby. He is involved in research as well as a practising clinician.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
By bigflat
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have found this very useful to listen to in the car to and from work. The overall tone is very calm, balanced and engenders a sense of kindness to oneself which is easy to overlook in todays rushed world.

It can't replace structured CBT sessions but in my life there isn't time or the money for CBT and this is a useful halfway house, especially as prof Gilbert possesses a rather sagacious mind.

CD1 is pretty generic depression information but CD2 is where this package really shines, and is useful to listen to several times when you need a calming practical voice.

I would also strongly recommend his self-help book on depression and his book aimed at trainees in CBT.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good self help cd 14 Jan 2011
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Have listened to this many times.Drive for a living and listen nearly everyday.Makes a lot of sense and puts things into perspective.If you follow the methods set out i have found a change in mood.The brain is a powerfull tool and this cd offers some usefull tips on control of thought which in turn helps your mood.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little dissapointing 21 Jan 2011
Format:Audio CD
I work within a CBT framework and am always looking for tools that I can give to my patients to aid their self-knowledge.

I bought this and listened to it in the car before recommending it to others.

Broadly I think the style is not great. Paul is someone who I respect (the Compassionate Mind is very useful) as an author and thinking in CBT. I found his style somewhat uninspiring, with audio books it is easy to drift off and not really hear what is being said. I found this happening to me a great deal.

On that, I would certainly set aside a 20 minute slot each day to listen to each section rather than just listening to it all in 1 or 2 sittings.

He talks you through the nature of depression and some broad ideas about the brain and lifestyle and then focuses on his ideas of kindness towards the self. He then uses lots of Mindfulness ideas. All of this is good. But, by the time I had got on to the second CD I had mostly lost my focus.

Hmmmm, I think I might just work differently to Mr Gilbert. I wouldn't focus on the Psychoeducational aspects so much and more on the maintaining cycles of Depression.

Overall, not as good as I was hoping but still useful in parts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good 13 Mar 2012
By kazzy
Format:Audio CD
I found this very good and it helped me with my depression and anything that helps is good well worth buying
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