Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think

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By (author) Dennis Greenberger, By (author) Christine A. Padesky

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 250 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 276mm x 16mm | 520g
  • Publication date: 10 May 1995
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0898621283
  • ISBN 13: 9780898621280
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 845

Product description

Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy. The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped hundreds of thousands people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems. Readers learn to use mood questionnaires to identify, rate, and track changes in feelings; change the thoughts that contribute to problems; follow step-by-step strategies to improve moods; and take action to improve daily living and relationships. The book's large-size format facilitates reading and writing ease. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

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Author information

Dennis Greenberger, PhD, clinical psychologist, is Director of the Anxiety and Depression Center, Newport Beach, California. The Center's website, www.anxietyanddepressioncenter.com, features information on Mind Over Mood. Dr. Greenberger is Assistant Clinical Professor at the College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine. He is a Founding Fellow and member of the Board of the Directors of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Christine A. Padesky, PhD, clinical psychologist, is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and recipient of their Aaron T. Beck award. Coauthor of six books and an internationally renowned speaker, she received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award from the California Psychological Association. Her Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California, hosts www.MindOverMood.com, a website for the public.

Customer reviews

By cheryl cox 24 Apr 2011 5

found this book excellent. simple to understand and easy to follow. provides tools to alter anxiety etc in the moment...

Review quote

"Only rarely does a book come along that can truly change your life. Mind Over Mood is such a book...Mind Over Mood will prove to be a significant milestone in the evolution of cognitive therapy. Never before have the nuts and bolts of cognitive therapy been spelled out so explicitly in a step-by-step fashion for the lay public...This is a rare and special book that can easily be used for self-help or as an adjunct to therapy." - From the Foreword by Aaron T. Beck, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, USA

Back cover copy

Since you are looking at this book, chances are you're thinking about making some changes. "Mind Over Mood" is different from other books you might read to help you do this. Written by two clinical psychologists, this manual shows you how to improve your life using cognitive therapy-- one of the most effective and widely practiced forms of psychotherapy. Step-by-step worksheets teach you specific skills that have helped thousands of people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Whether you are in therapy or not, use this manual as an effective tool to learn practical steps to fell better and make the changes you want.

Table of contents

Beck, Foreword. Introduction. Understanding Your Problems. It's the Thought that Counts. Identifying and Rating Your Moods. Cognitive Themes and Moods. Thought Records. Identifying Automatic Thoughts. Where's the Evidence? Alternative or Balanced Thinking. Experiments and Action Plans. Underlying Assumptions and Core Beliefs. Understanding Depression. Understanding Anxiety. Understanding Anger, Guilt and Shame. Epilogue. Appendix A. Worksheets.