I found this to be a very easy to read and practical book - considering there is such a myriad of information available on this subject. The exercises and resources are wonderfully simple yet extremely powerful. Andrew Vass has tactfully dealt with a broad range of issues and provided a well rounded, well grounded toolkit to deal with depression and its symptoms and effects. It offers working knowledge of a variety of counselling and psychotherapeutic techniques to the reader in an easy to understand format. ) --Neil Shah, Stress Management Society (Chairman
The book also helps people to break out of circular thinking and assist them in moving on. It does what is says on the tin. It combines clarity, depth of analysis, brevity --Bob Bissell, Glasgow Caledonian University (Director of Learning Services)
It indeed uses REBT techniques. I like it a lot and think it will do a lot of good. --Albert Ellis, Leading Writer in the Cognitive Therapies
From the Author
Each day in the press one reads reports about anxiety and depression caused by credit card debt, problems parents have with difficult youngsters, and difficulties young adults have with expensive housing and stressful jobs.My book shows how people can use self help exercises to help them to cope with such depressing problems.This book has adapted techniques from the most respectable therapies;
Person Centred Therapy,Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,Hypnotherapy,Sports Therapy, and Stoic Philosophy.The exemplars of self counselling make it a very interesting read.A friend who was a leading educational theorist thought the book would be highly relevant to teachers of personal and social development
and also to anyone else with an interest in personal growth.