This is a landmark book in Self Help.
Emotions have a specific evolutionary purpose: to spur us toward actions that help us survive. The thoughts and behaviors that result from our attempts to cope with these difficult, unstoppable emotions can create deeply entrenched patterns that do more harm than good, causing depression, anger, anxiety, and suffering. Mind and Emotions is the first book to reveal the seven unhealthy coping styles that are at the root of all suffering and emotional disorders.
In this book, readers learn to recognize the critical moment when an emotion reveals itself in behavior and work toward acknowledging that they have a choice in that moment. Little by little, through exercises, worksheets, and daily practice, readers develop a new way of coping with negative emotions. This universal treatment offers readers the most effective techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for facing difficult emotions and reconnecting to core values. Instead of treating each problem individually, readers can identify their core coping styles and use this information to heal their emotional suffering and make lasting life changes.
* About 57.7 million American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder every year
* Readers will learn the 7 unhealthy coping styles that lead to mental health conditions
About the Authors:
Matthew McKay, Ph.D., is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. In private practice, he specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety, anger, and depression. He is coauthor of The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Thoughts and Feelings, Self-Esteem, and other titles. Combined, his books have sold more than two million copies.
Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field. He is coauthor of Messages, Visualization for Change, Thoughts and Feelings, Self-Esteem, and other books.
Patricia Zurita Ona, Psy.D., is a clinical supervisor at the Berkeley Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic and the behavioral medicine training program at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. She provides training for graduate-level therapists who are learning evidence-based interventions for emotional disorders.