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"A life shaken by depression is also a life open to the possibility of deep transformation," write John McQuaid, Ph.D., and Paula Carmona, R.N., M.S.N., experts in treating depression. They recommend a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and meditation. CBT teaches you to track your thoughts, observe behaviors, and notice how these affect depression. By changing thoughts and behaviors, you learn to change your emotions and mood. Meditation trains you to observe your life and thoughts. Both can help you identify, then change, core beliefs that influence depression, resulting in new core beliefs based on your values. Peaceful Mind doesn't have the snappy sentences, pep talks, or quick-read paragraphs common to self-help books. The style is calm, the content detailed, much as a therapist might explain things to you. Sometimes the style seems gloomy (e.g. "feeling desiccated, like a dried bag of bones"), but the overall feeling is optimistic. The authors hold out hope and contentment, and a conviction that this can help you get there. Psychologist John R. McQuaid, Ph.D., heads the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Program at the Veterans Administration. Paula E. Carmona, R.N., M.S.N., is a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist with special training in Zen meditation. --Joan Price
It is well written and treats well different stages of Cognitive Behavioral Psychology.Published 10 months ago by Michel V
Very good. I was able to use many of the tools to help my clients.Published 13 months ago by Melisa Alaba
This book has a purpose of controlling ones thinking and ridding the negative associations in our thinking. Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Rose Owsinski
I have considered meditation for many years but could not find the path to follow other than step by step instructions that border on mechanics rather than reason. Read morePublished on November 6, 2012 by Bill Fentress
Peaceful mind is written by two experts in the field of recovery from depression. This resource will provide clients a tool to gently and successfully move from sadness to hope to... Read morePublished on August 15, 2012 by R. Williams
Well written and easy to understand. I think it would be very helpful for teens to read also because of all the coaping skills it teaches you. I highly recommend it.Published on September 2, 2011 by fransnutz
Great book. Clearly and succinctly explains some really practical and simple, yet powerful methods for dealing with depression. Read morePublished on April 10, 2008 by Brendan Payne
Can't decide between cognitive behavioral psychology and mindfulness practice? This easy-to-read book incorporates both approaches to overcoming depression and maintaining your... Read morePublished on August 6, 2005 by Tina Hendricks