Find lasting freedom from difficult emotions with skills grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and emotional schema therapy.
If you struggle with difficult emotions, you should know that you aren’t alone. Many people feel sad, worried, or stressed out—whether as a result of depression, anxiety, or simply dealing with the common struggles of daily life. Emotions are a natural and healthy part of being human. It’s how we cope with these difficult emotions that reveal our true capacity for happiness, love, and joy.
Don’t Believe Everything You Feel offers a groundbreaking approach blending CBT and emotional schema therapy to help you explore your own deeply held personal beliefs about emotions, determine if these beliefs are helpful or harmful, and find the motivation to adopt alternative, healthier coping strategies. Each chapter contains exercises such as self-assessment, expressive writing, or guided questioning to help you manage your emotions more productively.
There’s no such thing as a “bad,” emotion. But if you’re experiencing sadness, anger, or anxiety most of the time, you need to find balance. This book will show you how to better cope with your emotions and live a full, meaningful life.
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|Publisher:||New Harbinger Publications|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)|
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Are Emotions? 1
Chapter 2 Validating Your Feelings 18
Chapter 3 Thinking About Your Emotions 32
Chapter 4 The Emotional Schema Approach 45
Chapter 5 My Emotions Will Go on Forever 58
Chapter 6 I Feel Guilty About My Feelings 77
Chapter 7 My Emotions Are Out of Control 101
Chapter 8 I Can't Stand Having Mixed Feelings 124
Chapter 9 What Do I Care About? 146
Chapter 10 The Worst Ways to Cope 159
Chapter 11 Understanding How Other People Feel 173
Chapter 12 Putting It All Together: The Best Ways to Cope 193
Leahy resides in New York, NY.