Are your thoughts getting in the way of living your life? Based in cutting-edge neuroscience and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this important workbook will help you regain control from unwanted thoughts and get back to the things that matter.
Do you have unwanted, disturbing, upsetting, or weird thoughts that you just can’t seem to shake? Violent or sexual thoughts that cause you to feel ashamed, anxious, or depressed? Maybe you think they mean something about you—andthat thought scares you even more. While you may not be able to shut your thoughts off permanently, you can gain distance from them and improve your life. This step-by-step guide will show you how.
InThe Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts Workbook, renowned psychologist David A. Clark presents a targeted, transdiagnostic approach to help you move past unwanted mental intrusions. You’ll learn how to change the destructive patterns responsible for the persistence of anxious and depressive thinking, and strip these upsetting thoughts of their meaning—a process Clark refers to as “detoxing.” Finally, you’ll learn to manage the feelings of shame that can accompany these thoughts.
Are you ready to move past your thoughts and start focusing on more important things? If so, the proven-effective techniques in this workbook will help you get started.
About the Author:
David A. Clark, PhD, is a practicing clinical psychologist and professor emeritus at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He is author of numerous scientific articles as well as nine books on depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) includingThe Anxiety and Worry Workbook (with Aaron T. Beck),The Mood Repair Toolkit, andOvercoming Obsessive Thoughts(with Christine Purdon). He is a founding fellow and trainer consultant with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association.
Foreword writer Judith S. Beck, PhD, is director of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy, clinical associate professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and past president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Beck is the daughter of the influential founder of cognitive therapy, Aaron T. Beck, MD. She is author ofThe Beck Diet Solution.