Includes practical exercises for banishing negative thoughts before they take hold. This book offers a practical, sensible approach, and helps you to master your thoughts and thinking constructively. It deals with techniques for beating anxiety or depression, boosting your self-esteem, losing weight, or simply improving your outlook on life.
Dozens of practical exercises and easy to perform techniques for banishing negative thoughts before they take hold Whether you're trying to overcome anxiety and depression, boost self-esteem, beat addiction, lose weight, or simply improve your outlook, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) offers a practical, sensible approach to mastering your thoughts and thinking constructively. In this updated and expanded edition of the companion workbook to their bestselling Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies, professional therapists Rhena Branch and Rob Wilson show you, step-by-step, how to put the lessons provided in their book into practice. Inside you'll find a huge number of hands-on exercises and techniques to help you remove roadblocks to change and regain control over your life.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies, Second Edition:
Develops the ideas and concepts that presented in the bestselling Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies, Second Edition and provides exercises to put those ideas into practice Features a range of hands-on CBT exercises and techniques for beating anxiety or depression, boosting your self-esteem, losing weight, or simply improving your outlook on life
Rhena Branch and Rob Willson are CBT therapists at the Priory Clinic in London, and the authors of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies.
Rhena Branch and Rob Willson are cognitive behavioural therapists who have previously worked at the world-famous Priory Hospital. They have many years' experience helping people overcome behavioural and psychological issues.
Introduction 1 Part I: Pinpointing Primary Principles 7
Chapter 1: Exploring the Basics of CBT 9
Chapter 2: Recognising Problematic Thinking Patterns 21
Chapter 3: Taking Toxic Thinking In Hand 35
Chapter 4: Experiencing Experiments 49
Chapter 5: Where's Your Head At? Controlling Your Concentration 57
Part II: Pinning Down Problems and Giving Yourself Goals 71
Chapter 6: Getting Emotional 73
Chapter 7: Targeting Troublesome Tactics 93
Chapter 8: Getting Goal Directed 113
Part III: Putting CBT into Practice 125
Chapter 9: Taking An Axe To Anxiety 127
Chapter 10: Attacking Addictive Behaviours and Attitudes 145
Chapter 11: Being Better Friends With Your Body 161
Chapter 12: Dealing a Blow to Depression 177
Chapter 13: Overcoming Obsessions and Cutting Out Compulsions 187
Chapter 14: Lifting Low Self-Esteem 203
Chapter 15: Maintaining Relationships 219
Part IV: Forging into the Future 231
Chapter 16: Examining and Changing Long-Standing Beliefs 233
Chapter 17: Consolidating Conviction in New Core Beliefs 253
Chapter 18: Delving Into Personal Development 267
Chapter 19: Rupturing Roadblocks to Recovery 277
Chapter 20: Putting into Practice Principles of Positive Living 293
Part V: The Part of Tens 309
Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Working with Professionals 311
Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Getting a Good Night?s Sleep 317
Chapter 23: Ten Reasons to Never Give Up 323
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