This is an excellent book for learning about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and I highly recommend it My sports therapist recommended it to me as he has been reading about it to help his clients and I am glad he has I think healing the body and mind can be done together and is the way I am going to work forwards You think how you feel this is one of the first quotes in the book that hit home I have come to understand that if I can change how I think and act I can change the way I feel It This is an excellent book for learning about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and I highly recommend it My sports therapist recommended it to me as he has been reading about it to help his clients and I am glad he has I think healing the body and mind can be done together and is the way I am going to work forwards You think how you feel this is one of the first quotes in the book that hit home I have come to understand that if I can change how I think and act I can change the way I feel It takes practice and it is extremely hard, but it does work.An extremely useful tool I have started to use is the ABC Form.Activating EventBeliefsConsequenceI have found this very useful to stop my thoughts from becoming unbearable and also to rationalise my thoughts by following them through I find I get stuck in unhelpful thinking patterns and this helps sort them out It can be taken further to include thinking errors, dispute and effects.Another tool I have found useful is testing my predictions I worry a lot and this forces me to confront my worries by testing out what I am worried about It s best to start small, such as telling people I have been off work with depression and fearing people will run away I started with people I have known for a long time and who knew me not from work and no one ran away What I also love about the Dummies books are the list at the end quick summaries to jot down and keep on you for reference.10 healthy attitudes for living10 ways to lighten upI have now purchased the complimentary books in the series the workbook and the journal as I want to continue my CBT journey but need some structure to do so.Also this book means I ve completed my Goodreads Challenge of reading 52 books in 2012 and its only November If you are suffering from an anxiety disorder, depression, or similar mood disturbance, but don t want to take SSRI drugs and antidepressants, this book is incredibly helpful It contains various psychological exercises to help you overcome negative thought patterns and behaviour, and shows you how to set goals so that you can move forward to emotional freedom. Useful if you want to stay two steps ahead of your therapist. it was ok is the label goodreads gives for two stars, so that s what this book gets Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook for Dummies by Rhena Branch I am a big dummies fan I LOVE to learn new things and start at the root of the subject This book lives up to that reputation and delivers This book has given me incredible insight to my own methods of processing and comprehending everyday scenarios and awaken me to how others think and process things as well Very informative and helpful A. This is and is going to be on going and return to book with all the work sheets and it s a great addition to the original CBT book. CBT is a proven and effective approach to mastering your thoughts, and here the authors of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies show you step by step how to put the lessons of their book into practice Inside you ll find a huge number of hands on exercises and techniques to help you remove roadblocks to change whether you re seeking to overcome anxiety and depression, boost self esteem, lose weight, beat addiction or simply improve your outlook in your professional and personal life and regain control over your lifeRhena Branch and Rob Willson are CBT therapists at the Priory Clinic in London, and the authors of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies struggling with this books style it s somewhat patronising, the stuff its saying is good and resonates strongly, but I find the examples hit a duff note with me.