Brilliant Cognitive Behavioural TherapyHow to use CBT to improve your mind and your life
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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.
- 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
About the author
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
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
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.