Managing Depression with CBT For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 28, 2012 - Self-Help - 216 pages
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Rise above depression with CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a hugely popular self-help technique, which teaches you to break free from destructive or negative behaviours and make positive changes to both your thoughts and your actions. This practical guide to managing depression with CBT will help you understand your depression, identify solutions to your problems, and maintain your gains and avoid relapse.

Managing Depression with CBT For Dummies is a practical guide to using CBT to demolish depression by identifying and correcting negative thought patterns, recognizing the destructive power of ruminative thinking, confronting problems, and finding positive solutions.

  • Helps you understand depression and how it develops
  • Shows you how to correct negative thought patterns
  • Gives you tried-and-true CBT techniques to combat your depression

If you're struggling with depression, Managing Depression with CBT For Dummies gives you the tools you need to break down the barriers that prevent happiness from taking hold, and allowing you to build a positive future.

 

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Contents

Table ofContents
Introducing Moods and Depression
Making Sense of Your Symptoms
Thinking About YourOwn Depression
Introducing theBasic Principles ofCBT Becoming Your Own Therapist
Thinking about Thinking
Changing Your Thinking to Change Your
Breaking Bad Thinking Habits
Steering Clear
Raising SelfEsteemto IncreaseYour
Using unconditional self
Developing Compassion for Yourself
Discovering the World of Mindfulness
Maintaining Momentum
Rediscovering Relationships
Reducing theRiskofRelapse Discovering the Danger Zones Planning forPrevention

Witnessing your thinking errors Finding arational alternative thought
Facing Your Feelings to Tackle Depression
Managing Your Emotions
Changing Your AttitudestoCombat Depression
Ten Tips for Tackling Depression
Avoid Catastrophising Think inGrey NotBlackand White
Appendix
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About the author (2012)

Brian Thomson is a Senior Lecturer on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy MSc course at the University of Hertfordshire. He has 25 years' experience as a CBT therapist and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Matt Broadway-Horner is a CBT therapist who works in the Central London office of CBT in the City. He specialises in treating depression, anxiety and trauma problems.

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