Dozens of practical exercises and easy to perform techniques for banishing negative thoughts before they take hold
Whether you're trying to overcome anxiety and depression, boost self-esteem, beat addiction, lose weight, or simply improve your outlook, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) offers a practical, sensible approach to mastering your thoughts and thinking constructively. In this updated and expanded edition of the companion workbook to their bestselling Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies, professional therapists Rhena Branch and Rob Wilson show you, step-by-step, how to put the lessons provided in their book into practice. Inside you'll find a huge number of hands-on exercises and techniques to help you remove roadblocks to change and regain control over your life.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies, Second Edition:
Develops the ideas and concepts that presented in the bestselling Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies, Second Edition and provides exercises to put those ideas into practice
Features a range of hands-on CBT exercises and techniques for beating anxiety or depression, boosting your self-esteem, losing weight, or simply improving your outlook on life
Rhena Branch and Rob Willson are CBT therapists at the Priory Clinic in London, and the authors of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies.
Rhena Branch and Rob Willson are cognitive behavioural therapists who have previously worked at the world-famous Priory Hospital. They have many years' experience helping people overcome behavioural and psychological issues.
Introduction 1 Part I: Pinpointing Primary Principles 7 Chapter 1: Exploring the Basics of CBT 9 Chapter 2: Recognising Problematic Thinking Patterns 21 Chapter 3: Taking Toxic Thinking In Hand 35 Chapter 4: Experiencing Experiments 49 Chapter 5: Where's Your Head At? Controlling Your Concentration 57 Part II: Pinning Down Problems and Giving Yourself Goals 71 Chapter 6: Getting Emotional 73 Chapter 7: Targeting Troublesome Tactics 93 Chapter 8: Getting Goal Directed 113 Part III: Putting CBT into Practice 125 Chapter 9: Taking An Axe To Anxiety 127 Chapter 10: Attacking Addictive Behaviours and Attitudes 145 Chapter 11: Being Better Friends With Your Body 161 Chapter 12: Dealing a Blow to Depression 177 Chapter 13: Overcoming Obsessions and Cutting Out Compulsions 187 Chapter 14: Lifting Low Self-Esteem 203 Chapter 15: Maintaining Relationships 219 Part IV: Forging into the Future 231 Chapter 16: Examining and Changing Long-Standing Beliefs 233 Chapter 17: Consolidating Conviction in New Core Beliefs 253 Chapter 18: Delving Into Personal Development 267 Chapter 19: Rupturing Roadblocks to Recovery 277 Chapter 20: Putting into Practice Principles of Positive Living 293 Part V: The Part of Tens 309 Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Working with Professionals 311 Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Getting a Good Night s Sleep 317 Chapter 23: Ten Reasons to Never Give Up 323 Index 329