Out of the Blue

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Paragon Publishing, Jun 1, 2005 - Depression, Mental - 244 pages
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Out of The Blue is, just as the title describes, a practical guide. In a highly readable and accessible style it provides strategies and techniques to enable people to overcome depression, and also to inspire, to encourage and to give people hope. There is a wide range of ideas and exercises which are tried and tested and are effective. Some of these are drawn from traditional approaches to tackling depression e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, but there are also ideas from Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Mindfulness and Neurogenesis. Stories, examples and metaphors throughout make Out of The Blue a compassionate, lively and friendly guide. "There is a lot to be gained for patients who choose this book as it offers both an understanding of the illness and suggestions of positive action for people to take. I think this book will become 'The Handbook' which professionals will place top of their recommended reading list for their clients." Pauline Wright Hospital Director, Priory Hospital Lancashire "This will bring a good deal of hope to the many sufferers of depression. Adrienne skilfully enables us to discover that recovery is possible and the chapters build upon each other to provide a range of beneficial tools to help the service user construct their own recovery from depression." Angus Forsyth Nurse Consultant in Adult Acute In-patient Care and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist "Adrienne Green has direct experience of her subject. This is not just as a psychologist and therapist, but also as a victim of depression. As a result her book is packed with anecdotes and observations that always carry conviction. She is an expert and trustworthy guide and her book is a pleasure. Good humoured, optimistic and, above all, realistic. Whatever your reason for reading, it will enrich your life." John Humphrey Consultant in Occupational Health and Senior Vice President with Marsh Risk Consulting
 

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Contents

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IV
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V
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About the author (2005)

Adrienne Green is a psychotherapist, and she works with people suffering from severe stress, anxiety and depression. She has lectured at Lancaster University on theories of counseling and psychotherapy and on a variety of topics in the area of professional and personal development.

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