Brilliant Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: How to Use CBT to Improve Your Mind and Your Life

Brilliant Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: How to Use CBT to Improve Your Mind and Your Life

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By (author) Stephen Dr. Briers

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 214mm x 32mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 17 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0273777734
  • ISBN 13: 9780273777731
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 47,159

Product description

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) delivers powerful tools that can help you dramatically improve your life. This is the most useful and practical guide to CBT available. Written by highly regarded Clinical Psychologist Dr Stephen Briers, it clearly explains how CBT works, giving you plenty of exercises to help put the theory into practice and illustrate the effectiveness through stories from people who have used CBT to turn their lives around. Clear, concise and highly readable. Brilliant Outcomes: - Understand what CBT is, its methods and models - Put CBT to work to improve your mind and your life - Build practical, step-by-step strategies for tackling any problem

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Author information

Stephen Brierstrained as a clinical psychologist and studied at Cambridge University, where he was later employed in child development research at the Winnicott Unit. Today Stephen works clinically with both children and adults. His various television appearances include four series of the popular BBC parenting programmes Little Angels and Teen Angels and Make Me A Grown-Up for Channel 4. He has also been a regular contributor to the Brain and Behaviour column in The Times Educational Supplement.

Table of contents

About the author Author's acknowledgements Publisher's acknowledgements 1 So what's so brilliant about CBT? 2 First principles 3 Common thinking traps - and how to avoid them 4 Grappling with negative thinking 5 Using behaviour to change your mind 6 Mapping out your problems 7 Beating the blues 8 Conquering anxiety 9 Taming anger 10 Boosting self-esteem 11 Breaking the cycle: using CBT to overcome addictions and destructive habits Afterword: over to you now References and further reading Useful websites Appendix 1 Brilliant directory of online CBT courses, computer-based tools and smartphone applications Appendix 2 Example of a thought record Appendix 3 Blank forms and thought record templates Appendix 4 What to do if it's not working Index