Synopses & Reviews
Since you are looking at this book, chances are you're thinking about making some changes. "Mind Over Mood" is different from other books you might read to help you do this. Written by two clinical psychologists, this manual shows you how to improve your life using cognitive therapy-- one of the most effective and widely practiced forms of psychotherapy. Step-by-step worksheets teach you specific skills that have helped thousands of people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Whether you are in therapy or not, use this manual as an effective tool to learn practical steps to fell better and make the changes you want.
Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy. The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped hundreds of thousands people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems. Readers learn to use mood questionnaires to identify, rate, and track changes in feelings; change the thoughts that contribute to problems; follow step-by-step strategies to improve moods; and take action to improve daily living and relationships. The book's large-size format facilitates reading and writing ease.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
This guide draws on the authors' experience as clinicians and teachers of cognitive therapy to help clients successfully understand and improve their moods, alter their behaviour, and enhance their relationships. Illustrated with case examples, the book presents the skills for identifying problems, setting goals, and achieving the desired changes.
In this influential bestseller, Drs. Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky put the proven tools of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) into an accessible self-help framework that has already helped more than 1,000,000 readers. Step-by-step worksheets (which purchasers can download and print for repeated use) teach effective skills for conquering depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Vivid stories demonstrate the techniques in action; the large-size format facilitates reading and writing ease. Revised and expanded to reflect significant developments in CBT in the past 20 years, the second edition contains numerous new features: expanded content on anxiety; chapters on setting personal goals and maintaining progress; happiness rating scales; gratitude journals; innovative exercises focused on mindfulness, acceptance, and forgiveness; and much more.
Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress--and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,000,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy--one of today's most effective forms of psychotherapy--to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Revised and expanded to reflect significant scientific developments of the past 20 years, the second edition contains numerous new features: expanded content on anxiety; chapters on setting personal goals and maintaining progress; happiness rating scales; gratitude journals; innovative exercises focused on mindfulness, acceptance, and forgiveness; new worksheets; and much more. Mind Over Mood will help you:*Learn proven, powerful, practical strategies to transform your life.*Follow step-by-step plans to overcome depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, and shame.*Set doable personal goals and track your progress (you can photocopy the worksheets from the book or download and print additional copies).*Practice your new skills until they become second nature. Cited as “the most influential cognitive-behavioral therapy publication” by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and included in the UK National Health Service Bibliotherapy Program.
About the Author
Dennis Greenberger, PhD, clinical psychologist, is Director of the Anxiety and Depression Center, Newport Beach, California. The Center's website, www.anxietyanddepressioncenter.com, features information on Mind Over Mood. Dr. Greenberger is Assistant Clinical Professor at the College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine. He is a Founding Fellow and member of the Board of the Directors of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Christine A. Padesky, PhD, clinical psychologist, is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and recipient of their Aaron T. Beck award. Coauthor of six books and an internationally renowned speaker, she received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award from the California Psychological Association. Her Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California, hosts www.MindOverMood.com, a website for the public.
Table of Contents
1. Understanding Your Problems
2. It's the Thought That Counts
3. Identifying and Rating Moods
4. Situations, Moods, and Thoughts
5. Automatic Thoughts
6. Where's the Evidence?
7. Alternative or Balanced Thinking
8. Experiments and Action Plans
9. Assumptions and Core Beliefs
10. Understanding Depression
11. Understanding Anxiety
12. Understanding Anger, Guilt and Shame
Appendix A Worksheets