In this book, Dr. Maisel employs the metaphor of "the room that is your mind" to provide 60 cognitive strategies that enable smart, sensitive, creative clients to engage in dynamic self-regulation for greater awareness, insight, and enhanced mental capabilities. Issues that are examined include repetitive and obsessional thinking, self-criticism and a lack of self-confidence, anxiety and depression, reliving traumatic memories, and overdramatizing and catastrophizing. This is the perfect book for cognitive-behavioral therapists to suggest to clients and will be of great interest to clients whose needs for imaginative and metaphorically rich strategies often go unmet.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Eric Maisel, PhD, is a retired family therapist, creativity coach, and internationally respected expert in the field of mental health reform. He is the author of more than 50 books and reaches a substantial audience with his personal list, Psychology Today blog, print column for Professional Artist Magazine, guest editorship for parent resources at Mad in America, and weekly appearance in the Fine Art America newsletter.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I. Dynamic Self-Regulation and Healthy Indwelling 1. Humane Help for Smart, Sensitive, Creative Clients 2. Dynamic Self-Regulation 3. Healthy Indwelling 4. Existential Traditions and Underpinnings 5. Unhealthy Indwelling Versus Healthy Indwelling 6. Driven, Unsatisfied, Happy and Tortured 7. Keys to Healthy Indwelling 8. Using the Exercises Part II. 30 Cognitive Strategies for Mental Health 1. Installing Windows 2. Safety Valve 3. Easy Chair 4. Second Answers 5. Admonishing Trickster 6. Empty Platform 7. Exit Door 8. Tantrum Mind 9. Tactics Table 10. Dance, Smile, Scone 11. Left Index Finger 12. Sorting Through Injustices 13. Mind Party 14. Saying Goodnight 15. Hot Lava, Ice Water 16. The One-Word Solution 17. River Path 18. Bedrock 19. Rebound Corner 20. Winter Overcoat 21. Old Friend 22. The Complete Answer 23. Calmness Switch 24. Non-Magnifying Glass 25. Resilience Mat 26. Meaning Fountain 27. Drama Royalty 28. Beauty Drawer 29. Power Bars 30. Wallpaper Part III. 30 Cognitive Strategies for Increased Creativity 31. Blazing Fire 32. Snow Globe Collection 33. Altar 34. Speaker’s Corner 35. Selection Table 36. Mug Collection 37. Hat Drawer 38. Life Purpose China 39. Screen Time 40. Mirror, Mirror 41. Appointment Calendar 42. Crystal Ball 43. Stumble Zone 44. Hope Chest 45. Corrective Lenses 46. Appetite Artistry 47. Seven-Word Corner 48. Identity Pledge 49. Anxiety Vows 50. Sitting on Your Hands 51. Costume Closet 52. Straightjacket Storage 53. Shoes of the Other 54. Day Job Skin 55. Comparison-Free Zone 56. Ice Cube Tray 57. Still Life with Apricots 58. Pad of Checklists 59. Grandeur Corner 60. Mattering Sweater In Conclusion