Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Cognative Behavioural Therapy For Dummies

I thought i would let you know that i have just bought this book on Cognative Behavioural Therapy. The customer reviews are all very impressive with each reader giving the book 5 stars. Here is an example :-

I had used the 'Dummies' series of books before and enjoyed reading them. The style of writing is extremely easy to read, you can simply pop in and out of the book to re-read certain sections as it is all categorised, and the two writers use humour which helps a great deal when dealing with this subject. I recently had a slight re-lapse when on holiday and had a panic attack. However due to the way the book is written I easily found a part I needed to re-read and was feeling 100% again within minutes If you are suffering from negative thoughts, depression, panic attacks, phobias etc. then this book is for you and WILL help. After reading only a small section I was feeling much better and thinking "hmmm, now I understand!"

I have also bought another booked called The Cognative Behavioural Therapy Workbook
This is described on Amazon as follows :-

CBT is a proven and effective approach to mastering your thoughts, and here the authors of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies show you step-by-step how to put the lessons of their book into practice.Inside you'll find a huge number of hands-on exercises and techniques to help you remove roadblocks to change - whether you're seeking to overcome anxiety and depression, boost self-esteem, lose weight, beat addiction or simply improve your outlook in your professional and personal life - and regain control over your life.Rhena Branch and Rob Willson are CBT therapists at the Priory Clinic in London, and the authors of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies.

These books may or may not work but i will give them a read and then i'll report back with my verdict. I bought them as i thought they would give me a good idea of what to plan on my weekly schedule, what tasks to attack etc. I will let you know how i get on.


Becca said...

Panic attacks happens to me once in a while and it's pretty scary everytime it happens. You just loose control of yourself. I've tried for help.I can see an improvement in my condition already.

Nanci said...

I've been suffering with panic attacks and depression for almost 15 years. I have no life at all. I can't drive, only in the early morning hours 2:00, 3:00 a.m. to go down the street to Walmart to get groceries.

My doctor has given up on me. I've tried every known medication and nothing works. My only salvation is staying away from people, crowds, driving, etc. My house is my safe haven.

I've completely given up. No one understands what it is like, and I have lost friends and family members because of it. They don't want to understand what I go through.

I'd appreciate talking to you, and compare our experiences. I have no one to talk to. You can blog me at, or email My name is Nancy.

Thanks and take care of yourself.

Rachael Hale said...

I think i might get this book when i get paid.

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