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The Growth Mindset Workbook: CBT Skills to Help You Build Resilience, Increase Confidence, and Thrive Through Life's Challenges
Elaine Elliott-Moskwa, PhD | Foreword by Carol Dweck, PhD
New Harbinger / Softcover / 2022-03-01 / 1684038294
Cognitive Therapy Approaches in Self Help / Self Help
price: $35.95
216 pages
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It’s time to ditch the self-limiting beliefs that hold you back from reaching your full potential!

Do you ever feel like you’re just not good enough, smart enough, or talented enough in certain areas? Do these beliefs keep you from seeking out new opportunities or challenges, because you’re afraid of failing? If so, you may be suffering from a “fixed mindset.” In contrast, a “growth mindset” is the belief that you can increase your ability or develop your attributes—that you can adapt and learn from your mistakes. But how do you cultivate a growth mindset?

The Growth Mindset Workbook offers essential skills grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to change the way you think about your own talents and abilities. Based on the core principles outlined in Mindset by Carol Dweck, this workbook will help you shed unhelpful and self-limiting attitudes and beliefs, and replace them with a growth mindset that can increase resiliency, boost self-confidence, and form the foundation of a meaningful, values-based life.

The most important thing to remember is that a growth mindset can be learned, and doing so can positively impact how you think, feel and act. If you’re ready to say yes to life’s challenges and maximize your potential, this step-by-step guide can show you the way.


“Growth sounds so enticing until you get stalled by attitudes and behaviors that sabotage your progress. The Growth Mindset Workbook teaches you to observe your personal pitfalls and respond to them with strategies that can sustain your progress. If you are serious about improving your work or personal life, this engaging book shows you how to bring a growth mindset into your daily life with practical and life-changing effects.”
—Christine A. Padesky, PhD, coauthor of Mind Over Mood and The Clinician’s Guide to CBT Using Mind Over Mood

“Parallel lines of rigorous psychological research—cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindset research—have documented how we can improve our well-being, life satisfaction, and happiness. In The Growth Mindset Workbook, Elaine Elliott-Moskwa brilliantly describes how to effectively use the proven strategies of CBT to establish a growth mindset. By following Elliott-Moskwa’s step-by-step program, the reader will learn to identify and overcome barriers to a growth mindset, and master proven CBT strategies to lead a more meaningful and fulfilled life.”
—Dennis Greenberger, PhD, coauthor of Mind Over Mood, and director of the Anxiety and Depression Center in Newport Beach, CA

“The Growth Mindset Workbook is a book that can change your life. How often have you thought, ‘I can’t do that’ Elaine Elliott-Moskwa provides us with powerful, practical tools to identify your biases about change, and tools that help you overcome obstacles. Highly readable, informative, and immediately useful, you will find that these ideas and techniques can help you in almost any area of your life. This is a detailed plan for ‘Yes, I can’ thinking.”
—Robert L. Leahy, PhD, director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, and author of If Only…: Finding Freedom from Regret

“Elaine Elliott-Moskwa has written a superb workbook that can transform your mind and change your life. Her approach is based on a simple and powerful idea: your mindset has an enormous influence on your mental health. As an expert clinician and one of the foremost scholars in this field, Elliott-Moskwa created a masterful workbook. I highly recommend it.”
—Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD, Alexander von Humboldt Professor at Philipps-University of Marburg in Germany, and coauthor of Learning Process-Based Therapy

“What is a self-help book about if it’s not about growth, and growth begins—according to Elaine Elliott-Moskwa—with a growth mindset. In The Growth Mindset Workbook, Elliott-Moskwa, an authority on the topic, presents a host of CBT skills to cultivate and nurture a new growth-oriented mindset. If you’re stuck, stagnant, or paralyzed; if you’re anxious, sad, or suffering; pick up this book, learn these skills, and grow.”
—Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP, codirector of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and author of The Anxiety and Depression Workbook and Anxiety and Avoidance

“Elaine Elliott-Moskwa has delivered an interesting and exceptional workbook to help the reader move from a fixed to a growth mindset, a go-to tool for everyone. Weaving her personal story along with relatable, professional, and everyday life examples of others, the reader is systematically helped to shift their mindset, remove the barriers to goal achievement, and build resilience and success.”
—Leslie Sokol, PhD, president elect of the International Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IACBT); fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT); distinguished founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (A-CBT); and coauthor of The Comprehensive Clinician’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

“Elaine Elliott-Moskwa takes her work on resilience to write a compelling, must-read book on how to transform a fixed mindset into a growth mindset. By showing us that a fixed mindset is a habit, she helps us learn that we can develop a growth mindset. Replete with examples, The Growth Mindset Workbook is an excellent resource for us to learn how to welcome challenges and convert them into successes.”
—Lata K. McGinn, PhD, professor of psychology at Yeshiva University, cofounder of Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants, and coauthor of Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders and Treatment of OCD

“Elaine Elliott-Moskwa has done a masterful job of practically presenting a growth mindset. Readers are led through exercises to get themselves unstuck from seeing challenges as fixed and insurmountable. The growth mindset has been embraced by schools and corporations. She applies this perspective in a personal and specific way. By basing her working in CBT, Elliot-Moskwa harnesses the power of science to help the reader enhance their potential.”
—Lynn McFarr, PhD, professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); president of the IACBT; and founder of CBT California

About the Author

Elaine Elliott-Moskwa, PhD, is a mentee of Carol S. Dweck and Aaron T. Beck, with whom she did postdoctoral work at the Harvard School of Education, and trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) at the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. She helped to establish the CBT training program at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. Currently, she is president of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, and has a private practice in Princeton, NJ.

Carol S. Dweck, PhD, is Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. In addition to receiving awards for her pioneering research on fixed and growth mindsets, Dweck has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences. Her book, Mindset, has been widely acclaimed and translated into forty languages.

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