All of us experience complicated thoughts and feelings as we negotiate the day and these feelings can be difficult to manage. Sometimes we are aware that the way we think contributes to our difficulties, but don't know what to do about it. "Change Your Thinking" is soundly based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), the standard psychological tool used by therapists. The aim of CBT is to develop realistic thought patterns to help us respond better to upsetting emotions. In this book, Dr Edelman demonstrates how to dispute that nagging voice in your head and deal more rationally with feelings of anger, depression, frustration and anxiety. The book also offers sensible suggestions for more effective communication and for finding happiness, something that is within everyone's grasp. CBT can help you change your thinking and make a difference to your life - beginning today.
Dr Sarah Edelman is a researcher, author and psychologist in private practice. She works as a research psychologist at the Health Psychology Unit, University of Technology Sydney and teaches 'Change Your Thinking' at the Centre for Continuing Education at Sydney University. Formerly a high school teacher, Sarah now teaches adults how to use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in the management of stress and psychological problems.