Depression: A Cbt Workbook For Depression. This Cbt Workbook Will Help You To Record Your Progress When Using Cbt To Reduce Depression. This Workbook ... That Can Be Used To Accompany Cbt Therapy
Publish Date: 2016-06-15
Author: Dr James Manning;Dr Nicola Ridgeway
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This book has been written to help you record your progress as you complete Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) exercises for depression. Many people dont like writing in books, and in most of the CBT books Ive looked at, the tables look good, but the pages are much too small to write in. I have made this book especially large to make it easier to write in. So please write in it! Write all over it if you like! If you are having CBT sessions take it with you to your sessions and use it to make notes. Many people who have CBT need to keep using the ideas theyve learnt in their sessions well after they have finished their therapy to prevent relapse. This book is designed to allow you to keep a permanent record of your thoughts so that you can look back over them at any time in the future. You may even decide to show this book to other family members when your current problems are a distant memory. Keeping written records is important in CBT as later on it is very easy to forget the kinds of things that have worked to help yourself feel better. This is especially relevant if you have depression as your concentration, attention and memory are likely to be compromised. If you are having therapy, your therapist might not always have the sheets that you need, and sometimes the sheets that are given out are poor photocopies and end up all over the place. Before my clients started using this book several used to come to my sessions with little bits of folded paper in their pockets or handbags. Sometimes, my clients lost their pieces of paper, left sheets at work, or the paper fell out of their pockets. My clients then felt embarrassed because they didnt like the thought of other people picking up and reading their very personal information. I have structured this workbook to include many of the exercises that are often used in CBT for depression. These exercises have been set out in the order that I would use to approach therapy for an average case of reactive depression. This book will not be suitable if you are experiencing complex or endogenous problems, (for example endogenous depression, bi-polar depression, psychotic depression etc).