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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; Third Edition edition (August 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572245107
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572245105
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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<p>Chock full of systematic strategies for the treatment of a wide variety of psychological problems. Eminently readable and helpful for professionals as well as patients. <br/>—Aaron T. Beck, MD, president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research Psychopathology </p><p>An outstanding book. I recommend it without reservation for both general readers and therapists. It stands apart from other similar books in its reliance on scientific data, not fad, hype, or mysticism. <br/> —Jacqueline B. Persons, Ph.D., director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy and associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley</p><p>An excellent resource, reference tool, treatment manual, therapy coach, and compendium of techniques. <br/>—Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., ABPP, HSPP, president of the Freeman Institute for Cognitive Therapy and director of clinical training and supervision for the Center for Brief Therapy, PC, in Fort Wayne, IN, and chair emeritus and professor of psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine</p><p>One of the most comprehensive and empirically sound guidebooks in all of self-help literature. All of the major problems in living are covered. <br/>—Cory F. Newman, Ph.D., clinical director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy and associate professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania</p><p>For professionals and the public, this wonderful workbook, like a wise teacher, can help make a positive difference. <br/>—Thomas F. Cash, Ph.D.< professor of clinical psychology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA</p><p>A jewel of a book: supportive and empathetic, short on platitudes and long on practical applications. A must-buy for all cognitive-behavioral therapists. <br/> —Thomas E. Ellis, Psy.D., ABPP, professor of psychology at Marshall University in Huntington, WV</p>

From the Publisher

Thoughts and Feelings was among the first workbooks to show readers how to apply the techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to problems ranging from anxiety and depression to out-of-control anger and obsessive thinking. This revised edition includes significant updates and a totally new chapter on using mindfulness practice to support a CBT program.

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I think this book could also be used by counselors as homework for thier clients.
jkimbrel
It provides short, simple explanations and well thought through exercises you can use to take great charge of your life.
Robert Kall
The set up of the chapters and the way you can use particular chapters to address specific issues is terrific.
E. Troy

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173 of 175 people found the following review helpful By Robert Kall VINE VOICE on March 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
A while back, I was doing extensive research before writing up a discussion on the use of cognitive behavioral therapy. I went to the original texts by Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck, and they were great for theoretical info, but this book was THE BEST for simple, easy to understand discussion of how to use the principles and techniques of cognitive behavioral therapies to help control anxiety, depression, self esteem, moods and other aspects of your life. It provides short, simple explanations and well thought through exercises you can use to take great charge of your life.
It is an excellent book for therapists who want to have a quick referral resource for patients and it is a super self help book.
Like the authors say, it is not a replacement for treatment by a doctor, but it sure goes a long way for helping some basic issues. I've used the techniques listed here along with biofeedback interventions (see more about them and how to read articles I've written on my website listed in my profile)
Bottom line-- for self help in cognitive therapy, consider this the layman's bible, and an essential bibliotherapy resource for therapists..
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114 of 114 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
Starting with the premise that our thoughts create our feelings, the authors offer lots of ways to learn to listen to what our thoughts are telling us. They explain the techniques used in cognitive therapy and give practical steps for improving your life. I've used this book myself to help me get through some bad times, and given copies to several friends. I used to buy the self help books for a big library so I've seen a lot of them; this is probably my favorite for all around usefulness.
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86 of 90 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 7, 2000
Format: Paperback
I began using this book in conjunction with a therapist and did quite well. When my therapy ended, I bought my own copy, since one can use this book alone, as well. Simple and clearly understandable, I found the book an immense help.
While for some problems the authors do NOT recommend using the book without a trained therapist, for many with more easily treated problems it is a wonderful program of self-help.
I used the book for cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and it was most effective.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By R. Wetzel on February 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book was recommended to me by an LCS when I sought help for depression several years ago. I was also perscribed Prozac which I took for several months. The combination worked for me and the book in particular was a great tool for me long term. CBT worked for me and this book was key.

I appreciated that this book was about DOING something about your emotions vs. thinking about and reflecting on WHY you're depressed, anxious, etc. I, like many people, know exactly why I don't naturally have the best mental outlook- thinking and reflecting on the why (ruminating on a past I was powerless to change, worrying that more horrible things might happen) was part of the reason I would get so very depressed. Especially useful for me were the techniques detailed in the book to end negative loops of thought. It took time to master, but I now use the lessons I learned in this book reflexively, without effort. It has made a huge difference in my life: I deal better with negative emotions, I note the change in my moods without being trapped by them nearly as often and I am generally happier, more forward thinking and positive.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone. If it doesn't help you, it couldn't possibly hurt. Not all of it will apply to you (for instance, almost none of the anger related stuff applied to me). Changing how you think is possible and can dramatically improve your life. Try it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nin on October 3, 2009
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Thoughts & Feelings is a fantastic, easy-to-read self-help workbook utilising the principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT is a type of psychotherapy that has been extensively researched and validated for a range of mental health problems and is considered to be the treatment of choice for many disorders, such as depression and anxiety.

Thoughts & Feelings contains chapters dedicated to common problems such as coping with panic, worry control, depressive thinking, overcoming phobias, controlling anger and relaxation techniques, such as mindfulness. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific topic and contains some useful background information plus loads of exercises to help the reader deal with the problem. The workbook contains activity pages that the reader can write on to undertake the activity or exercise.

I would recommend this workbook for anyone wanting to overcome the specific problems that are the central features of this book, namely depression, anxiety, phobias, worry, anger, stress and panic.

I would also recommend this book to CBT therapists to use with their clients as the authors use jargon-free and easy-to-read language that clients with no prior knowledge of CBT would easily understand. As such, the workbook will aide therapists in explaining the CBT model to cleints. Furthermore, the activities are great at tackling the core thoughts that are believed to maintain common client problems such as depressionn or anxiety.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By K. Jolly on October 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book has attracted the attention of my roomate, who has taken it for herself. Thanks for such a great book to help us regain our true selfs. I would recommend this book to anyone who feels their life is out of control, they themselves need to get back in touch with his/her self.
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