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Could be really usefull I just miss a little more range of focus
on September 24, 2015
It is hard to judge a book that is meant to help people in such hard situations
What that book gave me is a tool to concentrate it. I think that the most important thing is that you are proactive to understand and solve the situation. So this book is a great tool.
A very important thing is that THERE ARE NOT MANY BOOKS out there that offer this content and homework at the same time.
I have done a lot of practical sessions too together with self work and I have to say that although it was a little too narrow subject for me , it has a lot of sense.
It is a start to work on Cognitive behavior therapy
But for me what it really work was to do the CBT with a therapist that gave me the tools to work. This book thu gave me the basis to understand what CBT was and if I wanted to try. I think that can be really good to start somewhere and to prepared yourself for the road of cure
I don't think I have the knowledge to criticize the weakness of the book but what I MISSED was the part that you work a little bit deeper on working on those negative thoughts. There are a lot of techniques and they are really helpful, but I couldn't really find them in this book.
- It is a really good introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- It is great that there are books like that as a resource for women that are in a very isolated and critical situation
- The information together with the exercices give us a great tool to work on ourself and the situation
- is well written and easy to understand
- easy to go straight to the part that really affect you
- Feels like when you found the part that is critic for you and start reading and working on it, suddenly there is no more information on that area and you may find yourself a little frustrated.
- Could be too general
- I miss some more deep analysis of the exercises
Even I criticize it a little bit, I think is great that this book is on the market and I would buy it again.
If you want to go deeper on this subject I found really interesting the book "The Feeling Good Handbook"
Basically what I like is that it goes deeper in the area of fighting your negative thoughts and the different techniques
like, semantic method, cost benefit analysis, examine the evidences, survey methods...all this sounds complicated but are methods that can really help but you need to understand them....that is what I have missed in this book