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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-95140-7
354 pages
February 2012
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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.

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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

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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.

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