Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies

by Rhena Branch, Rob Willson

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies by Rhena Branch, Rob Willson

An updated edition of the bestselling guide on reprogramming one's negative thoughts and behaviour

Once the province of mental health professionals, CBT (or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) has gained wide acceptance as the treatment of choice for anyone looking to overcome anxiety, manage anger, beat an addiction, lose weight or simply gain a new outlook on life. Written by two CBT therapists, this bestselling guide helps you apply the principles of CBT in your everyday life-allowing you to spot errors in your thinking; tackle toxic thoughts; refocus and retrain your awareness; and finally, stand up to and become free of the fear, depression, anger, and obsessions that have been plaguing you.

  • Includes tips on establishing ten healthy attitudes for living as well as ten ways to lighten up
  • Helps you chart a path by defining problems and setting goals
  • Offers advice on taking a fresh look at your past, overcoming any obstacles to progress as well as ways to maintain your CBT gains
  • Includes new and refreshed content, including chapters on how to beat an addiction and overcome body image issues

With indispensable advice on finding your way out of the debilitating maze of negative thoughts and actions, the book is brimming with invaluable suggestions that will have even a confirmed pessimist well armed for the journey forward.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470665411
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/16/2010
Series: For Dummies Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 114,608
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rhena Branch and Rob Willson are CBT therapists who work in private practice in North London. They both teach and supervise the MSc CBT course at Goldsmiths, having previously worked at The Priory clinic in London. They are the co-authors of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies and Boosting Self-Esteem For Dummies.

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 ConductingBehavioural Experiments.

Chapter 5: Pay Attention! Refocusing and Retraining YourAwareness.

Part II: Charting the Course: Defining Problems and SettingGoals.

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: Abolishing Addictions.

Chapter 11: Beating Body Image Blues.

Chapter 12: Deconstructing and Demolishing Depression.

Chapter 13: Overcoming Obsessions.

Chapter 14: Overcoming Low Self-esteem and AcceptingYourself.

Chapter 15: Cooling Down Your Anger.

Part IV: Looking Backwards and Moving Forwards.

Chapter 16: Taking a Fresh Look at Your Past.

Chapter 17: Moving New Beliefs from Your Head to Your Heart.

Chapter 18: Heading for a Healthier and Happier Life.

Chapter 19: Overcoming Obstacles to Progress.

Chapter 20: Psychological Gardening: Maintaining Your CBTGains.

Chapter 21: Working with the Professionals.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Healthy Attitudes for Living.

Chapter 23: Ten Self-Esteem Boosters That Don’t Work.

Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Lighten Up.

Chapter 25: Ten Books to Add to Your Library.

Appendix A: Resources.

Appendix B: Forms.

Index.

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