Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies Paperback – 16 Dec 2005
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"…I think clinicians could find useful sections in this book…" ( The Psychologist , September 2006) "Well–written series" ( Woman′s Weekly , 15th March 2007) "...[an] excellent book" ( First , Monday 5th November 2007) "Don′t be put off by the title – this is one of the most comprehensive guides to CBT." ( Sunday Times , Monday 17th December 2007)
"...reveals commonsense ways to improve your mind and mood..." ( The Sun , March 2006) "…I think clinicians could find useful sections in this book…" (The Psychologist, September 2006) "Well–written series" ( Woman′s Weekly , 15th March 2007) "...[an] excellent book" ( First , Monday 5th November 2007) "Don′t be put off by the title – this is one of the most comprehensive guides to CBT." ( Sunday Times , Monday 17th December 2007)
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Learn to challenge negative thoughts before they take hold Straightforward advice to help you feel like you again Whether you′re trying to fight anxiety and depression, beat addiction, or simply lose weight, the key to success is learning how to think differently. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a practical, sensible, and effective approach to help you master your thoughts and think constructively, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies is the easiest and fastest way to get started. Discover how to Turn negative thoughts into positive action Regain your sense of perspective Break the spiral of anxiety and depression Use CBT techniques in the real world Treat phobias and eating problemsSee all Product Description
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Of course, finding accurate information expressed in clear language can present a challenge. The for Dummies series fills this gap and this book is no exception. It provides accurate information that most everyone can easily understand.
I would also recommend "The Feeling Good Handbook" by Dr. David Burns which offers an inventory of cognitive distortions. For a spiritual fiction book that portrays the main character's struggle with depression, I found "Nexus: A Neo Novel" by Deborah Morrison and Arvind Singh an interesting read.
One word of caution: In the case of serious depression or other mental illness, you need to work with a mental health professional to find the right treatment options. No book can replace the need for professional help during critical periods.
I had used the 'Dummies' series of books before and enjoyed reading them. The style of writing is extremely easy to read, you can simply pop in and out of the book to re-read certain sections as it is all categorised, and the two writers use humour which helps a great deal when dealing with this subject. I recently had a slight re-lapse when on holiday and had a panic attack. However due to the way the book is written I easily found a part I needed to re-read and was feeling 100% again within minutes
If you are suffering from negative thoughts, depression, panic attacks, phobias etc. then this book is for you and WILL help. After reading only a small section I was feeling much better and thinking "hmmm, now I understand!"
Beautifully written, engaging, thought-provoking and well worth considering if you're interested in learning more about this approach.
I have suffered from both and was assigned a therapist to help me through my depression. She used Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques and, over a period of 3 months, I was eventually able to return to work. Although our sessions were very useful, they were largely verbal discussions with the occasional diagram or table on paper for me to use on that week's assignment. Going forward, I will occasionally need to re-use those techniques to prevent a slide back into a depressive phase but it's hard to relate an empty table on a sheet of paper to a verbal discussion we had months ago.
This brings me to the reason I bought this book - the worksheets and chapters are almost identical to what we covered in my sessions and are a great source for revising exactly why we did each one and the intended result. I expect someone suffering from depression or anxiety could gain a lot from reading this book but diagnosing the source of your issues is one of the most important stages and that really needs the support of an expert therapist. The cause of your problems may not be what you think.
My recommendations are:
1. See your GP and request a discussion on CBT with a therapist (it is available through the NHS).
2. Don't let your GP fob you off with anti-depressants, they just hide the problem and have many side-effects.
3. Use this book for ongoing self-help and revision, whether during your therapy or afterwards.
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