Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies

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Overview

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 problems
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470686980
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/3/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Sales rank: 923,023
  • Product dimensions: 7.45 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.78 (d)
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Rob Willson, BSc, MSc, Dip SBHS, has worked for the Priory Hospital North London for a number of years as a CBT therapist. Rob also teaches and supervises trainee therapists at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, and has his own practice in North London. His first book was Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Constable & Robinson, 2005), co-written with Dr David Veale.
Rob has done numerous newspaper and radio interviews about CBT. More rarely he’s appeared on television discussing understanding and treating body image problems. His particular interests include the research and treatment of obsessional problems, and applying CBT in group and self-help formats.

Rhena Branch, MSc, Dip CBT, is an accredited CBT therapist and works with the Priory Hospital North London as a CBT therapist. She also has her own practice in North London and supervises on the Masters’ course at Goldsmith College, University of London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Introducing CBT Basics.

Chapter 1: You Feel the Way You Think.

Chapter 2: Spotting Errors in Your Thinking.

Chapter 3: Tackling Toxic Thoughts.

Chapter 4: Behaving like a Scientist: Designing and Conducting Behavioural Experiments.

Chapter 5: Pay Attention! Refocusing and Retraining Your Awareness.

Part II: Charting the Course: Defining Problems and Setting Goals.

Chapter 6: Exploring Emotions.

Chapter 7: Identifying Solutions That Cause You Problems.

Chapter 8: Setting Your Sights on Goals.

Part III: Putting CBT into Action.

Chapter 9: Standing Up to Anxiety and Facing Fear.

Chapter 10: Deconstructing and Demolishing Depression.

Chapter 11: Overcoming Obsessions.

Chapter 12: Overcoming Low Self-esteem by Accepting Yourself.

Chapter 13: Cooling Down Your Anger.

Part IV: Looking Backwards and Moving Forwards.

Chapter 14: Taking a Fresh Look at Your Past.

Chapter 15: Moving New Beliefs from Your Head to Your Heart.

Chapter 16: Heading for a Healthier and Happier Life.

Chapter 17: Overcoming Obstacles to Progress.

Chapter 18: Psychological Gardening: Maintaining Your CBT Gains.

Chapter 19: Working with the Professionals.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Healthy Attitudes for Living.

Chapter 21: Ten Self-Esteem Boosters That Don’t Work.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Lighten Up.

Chapter 23: Ten Books to Add to Your Library.

Appendix A: Resources.

Appendix B: Forms.

Index.

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