Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts

Author: Sally M. Winston
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626254362
Size: 70.17 MB
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You are not your thoughts! In this powerful book, two anxiety experts offer proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to help you get unstuck from disturbing thoughts, overcome the shame these thoughts can bring, and reduce your anxiety. If you suffer from unwanted, intrusive, frightening, or even disturbing thoughts, you might worry about what these thoughts mean about you. Thoughts can seem like messages—are they trying to tell you something? But the truth is that they are just thoughts, and don’t necessarily mean anything. Sane and good people have them. If you are someone who is plagued by thoughts you don’t want—thoughts that scare you, or thoughts you can’t tell anyone about—this book may change your life. In this compassionate guide, you’ll discover the different kinds of disturbing thoughts, myths that surround your thoughts, and how your brain has a tendency to get “stuck” in a cycle of unwanted rumination. You’ll also learn why common techniques to get rid of these thoughts can backfire. And finally, you’ll learn powerful cognitive behavioral skills to help you cope with and move beyond your thoughts, so you can focus on living the life you want. Your thoughts will still occur, but you will be better able to cope with them—without dread, guilt, or shame. If you have unwanted thoughts, you should remember that you aren’t alone. In fact, there are millions of people just like you—good people who have awful thoughts, gentle people with violent thoughts, and sane people with “crazy” thoughts. This book will show you how to move past your thoughts so you can reclaim your life! This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation—an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Clinician S Guide To Cbt Using Mind Over Mood Second Edition

Author: Christine A. Padesky
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462542573
Size: 35.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This authoritative guide has been completely revised and expanded with over 90% new material in a new step-by-step format. It details how, when, and why therapists can make best use of each chapter in Mind Over Mood, Second Edition (MOM2) in individual, couple, and group therapy. Christine A. Padesky's extensive experience as a CBT innovator, clinician, teacher, and consultant is reflected in compelling therapist–client dialogues that vividly illustrate core CBT interventions and management of challenging dilemmas. Fully updated, the book offers research-based guidance on the use of MOM2 to treat anxiety disorders, depression, anger, guilt, shame, relationship problems, and personality disorders. Invaluable therapy tips, real-life scenarios, and troubleshooting guides in each chapter make this the essential MOM2 companion for novice and experienced therapists alike. Reproducible Reading Guides show how to sequence MOM2 chapters to target specific moods. First edition title: Clinician’s Guide to Mind Over Mood. New to This Edition *Detailed instructions on how, when, and why to use each of MOM2’s 60 worksheets. *Expanded coverage of effective use of thought records, behavioral experiments, and imagery. *Shows how to flexibly tailor MOM2 to address particular anxiety disorders, using distinct principles and protocols. *Incorporates evidence-based practices from positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy. *Updated practice guidelines throughout, based on current clinical research. *More content on using MOM2 for therapist self-study and in training programs and classrooms. See also Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think.

Ocd

Author: Christine Honders
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1534562877
Size: 73.54 MB
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Because of the way obsessive-compulsive disorder is portrayed in the media, many people believe it is simply a personality quirk. In reality, this disorder can cause severe distress for people who have it, as well as for their loved ones. Through relatable text, augmented by informative sidebars and full-color photographs, this volume helps readers understand how people with OCD use rituals to cope with distressing intrusive thoughts. A list of organizations to contact gives people who are struggling with this disorder resources to connect with others who understand what they are going through.

Don T Overthink It

Author: Anne Bogel
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493421409
Size: 33.53 MB
Format: PDF
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We've all been there: stuck in a cycle of what-ifs, plagued by indecision, paralyzed by the fear of getting it wrong. Nobody wants to live a life of constant overthinking, but it doesn't feel like something we can choose to stop doing. It feels like something we're wired to do, something we just can't escape. But is it? Anne Bogel's answer is no. Not only can you overcome negative thought patterns that are repetitive, unhealthy, and unhelpful, you can replace them with positive thought patterns that will bring more peace, joy, and love into your life. In Don't Overthink It, you'll find actionable strategies that can make an immediate and lasting difference in how you deal with questions both small--Should I buy these flowers?--and large--What am I doing with my life? More than a book about making good decisions, Don't Overthink It offers you a framework for making choices you'll be comfortable with, using an appropriate amount of energy, freeing you to focus on all the other stuff that matters in life.