Mind and Emotions: A Universal Treatment for Emotional Disorders

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New Harbinger Publications, Jul 1, 2011 - Self-Help - 200 pages
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We all have our own ways of handling stressful situations without letting emotions get the best of us, but some ways of coping work better than others. Short-term fixes that help us avoid or numb our emotions may temporarily alleviate sadness and anger, but can also end up causing anxiety, depression, chronic anger, and even physical health problems. If you struggle with overwhelming emotions and feel trapped by unhealthy patterns, this workbook is your ticket out.

Mind and Emotions is a revolutionary universal treatment program for all emotional disorders that helps you discover which of the seven problematic coping styles is keeping you trapped in a cycle of emotional pain. Instead of working on difficulties like anxiety, anger, shame, and depression one by one, you’ll treat the root of all your emotional suffering at once. Drawing on evidence-based skills from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, this workbook offers all the techniques you need to manage unwelcome feelings in effective and productive ways. Learn and practice the most effective coping skills:
  • Clarifying and acting on your core values
  • Mindfulness and acceptance
  • Detaching from negative thoughts
  • Self-soothing and relaxation exercises
  • Assertiveness and interpersonal skills
  • Gradually facing your strong emotions

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties.

Find more help online at elearning.newharbinger.com. Self-Help Therapy offers web-based treatment based on the book Mind and Emotions. Other modules in Self-Help Therapy offer treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder and anger.


 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
11
Chapter 3
25
Chapter 4
35
Chapter 5
47
Chapter 6
55
Chapter 7
69
Chapter 8
95
Chapter 9
111
Chapter 10
125
Chapter 11
139
Chapter 12
151
Chapter 13
163
Chapter 14
181
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Matthew McKay, PhD, is professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. In private practice, he specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety, anger, and depression. He is coauthor of The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Thoughts and Feelings, Self-Esteem, and many other titles. Combined, his books have sold more than three million copies.

Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field. He is coauthor of Messages, Visualization for Change, Thoughts and Feelings, Self-Esteem, and other books.

Patricia Zurita Ona, PsyD, is a clinical supervisor at the Berkeley Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic and the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. In private practice, she specializes in treating emotional disorders and teaching emotion regulation skills.

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