What happens to you in life matters less than the way you feel about life; that's the message of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). If you've ever tried to change something about yourself—your mood, your weight, your behaviour—you'll have noticed that change often hurts, so you stop trying. CBT can help you when change starts to hurt.
In the revised and updated edition of this bestselling title, professional CBT practitioner Avy Joseph shows you how to challenge negative thoughts and unhealthy beliefs to improve your outlook in your personal and professional life.
New edition will include:
• Updated scenarios and exercises for the reader to practice using CBT techniques
• Mental health in the pandemic/post pandemic world
• 'Action Tendencies' versus Behaviour.
• Advances of the REBT model of CBT
• Mindfulness and REBT
• Non-malicious envy vs malicious envy
• Emotional responsibility in practice
AVY JOSEPH is an experienced Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and Director of the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. He is a registered and accredited therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Avy began working as a counsellor in 1992, developing and running workshops on relationship problems, phobias, panic disorders as well as goal achievement. It was when lecturing both nationally and internationally that his interest in evidence based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) grew. In 2001 he gained an MSc in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) from Goldsmiths College, University of London (one of the main schools of cognitive and behaviour therapies).
Introduction to the Third Edition
1 Understanding CBT for goal achievement
2 The four belief pairs
3 Setting your goals
4 Overcoming obstacles to goal achievement
5 Developing cognitive skills through your internal dialogue
6 Using imagination and visualization
7 Developing resiliency
8 Taking action and responsibility
9 Accepting the possibility of failure and disappointment
10 Developing a healthy philosophy of balance
About the Author