Change can often seem like an impossible task, but this practical book will help you put it into perspective. With guidance from two experts, you'll recognise the behaviours and thoughts that hold you back, and will develop skills to think more positively, act more calmly and feel better about yourself. Using the same tools employed by CBT practitioners, this book is full of activities and experiments to explore and challenge, stories and exercises to provide perspective, and a clear framework to encourage and guide you. The authors' friendly and supportive approach will help you learn to manage recurrences of negative thinking and behaviours, and to develop strong coping strategies. CBT incorporates the latest therapies and research, including ACT and mindfulness, and explicitly addresses problem areas like insomnia and depression.
About the Authors:
Elaine Iljon Foreman and Clair Pollard are Chartered Clinical Psychologists with expertise in cognitive behavioural therapies. Elaine's focus is in clinical research into anxiety, while Clair works with the NHS and The Back-Up Trust.