Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 5, 2019 - Psychology - 432 pages

Retrain your thinking and your life with these simple, scientifically proven techniques!

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT for short, is often cited as the gold standard of psychotherapy. Its techniques allow you to identify the negative thought processes that hold you back and exchange them for new, productive ones that can change your life. Increasingly popular among healthcare professionals, the CBT approach can be used by anyone to overcome common problems ranging from depression or anxiety to more complex disorders like OCD, PTSD and addiction. CBT can also be used to simply developing a healthier, more productive outlook on life.

This book shows you how you can easily incorporate the techniques of CBT into your day-to-day life and produce tangible results.. You’ll learn how to take your negative thoughts to boot camp and retrain them, establishing new habits that tackle your toxic thoughts and retool your awareness, allowing you be free of the weight of past negative thinking biases.

  • Move on: take a fresh look at your past and maybe even overcome it
  • Mellow out: relax yourself through techniques that reduce anger and stress
  • Lighten up: read practical advice on healthy attitudes for living and ways to nourish optimism
  • Look again: discover how to overcome low self-esteem and body image issues

Whatever the issue, don’t let your negative thoughts have the last say—buy a copy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dummies and start developing your new outlook on life today!

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
INTRODUCING CBT BASICS 7
9
Spotting Errors in Your Thinking
21
Tackling Toxic Thoughts
43
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44
Designing and Conducting Behavioural
55
Pay Attention Refocusing and Retraining Your Awareness
67
CHARTING THE COURSE DEFINING
79
Cooling Down Your Anger
241
Healing Illness Anxiety
261
LOOKING BACKWARDS
267
Moving New Beliefs from Your Head to Your Heart
287
Understanding That Practice Makes Imperfect
294
Heading for a Healthier and Happier Life
301
Overcoming Obstacles to ProgreSS
317
Maintaining
327

Exploring Emotions
81
Identifying Solutions That Cause You Problems
105
Setting Your Sights on Goals
119
PUTTING CBT INTO ACTION
129
Abolishing Addictions
143
Building a Better Body Image and Beating BDD
161
DeConstructing and Demolishing Depression
183
Sleeping Soundly
201
Overcoming Obsessions
211
Overcoming Low SelfEsteem and Accepting Yourself
225
Tending Your Flowers
333
Working with the Professionals
337
The Part of Tens
351
Ten SelfEsteem Boosters That Dont Work
361
Ten Mythical Monsters of Mental Health
367
Appendixes
376
Index
395
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies
396
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Rhena Branch is an accredited CBT practitioner, supervisor and trainer who has trained hundreds of counselors. She is currently a lecturer at the University of East Anglia. Rob Willson, PhD, is a cognitive behavioural therapist with over 25 years experience. He teaches and supervises internationally on CBT for OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

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