Author(s): Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky
In this influential bestseller, Drs. Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky put the proven tools of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) into an accessible self-help framework that has already helped more than 1,000,000 readers.
Step-by-step worksheets (which purchasers can download and print for repeated use) teach effective skills for conquering depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Vivid stories demonstrate the techniques in action; the large-size format facilitates reading and writing ease. Revised and expanded to reflect significant developments in CBT in the past 20 years, the second edition contains numerous new features: expanded content on anxiety; chapters on setting personal goals and maintaining progress; happiness rating scales; gratitude journals; innovative exercises focused on mindfulness, acceptance, and forgiveness; and much more.
"Only rarely does a book come along that can truly change your life. Mind Over Mood is such a book. Greenberger and Padesky have distilled the wisdom and science of psychotherapy and written an easily understandable manual for change."--from the Foreword by Aaron T. Beck, MD, developer of cognitive therapy
"Based on over 40 years of front-line research, this renowned book provides clinically proven strategies to help you manage your mind and the emotions that can so easily destroy your quality of life. Drs. Greenberger and Padesky show how your thoughts affect your feelings and teach step-by-step skills so you can free yourself from painful moods. The first edition of this book was a classic--the second edition is even better, and will be a trusted guide for even more people across the globe."--Mark Williams, DPhil, coauthor of The Mindful Way Workbook
"Over a million people have used Mind Over Mood to alleviate--and in many cases eliminate--the suffering caused by depression and other psychological problems. Drs. Greenberger and Padesky are brilliant therapists whose thoroughly updated second edition is informed by the latest research and therapeutic innovations. Science has demonstrated incontrovertibly that changing the way we think about emotional situations is among the most powerful ways to change emotions themselves. Everyone struggling with challenging moods or emotions should read this book."--David H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP, coauthor of 10 Steps to Mastering Stress
Dennis Greenberger, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is the founder and Director of the Anxiety and Depression Center in Newport Beach, California. He is a past president and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT), and has practiced cognitive-behavioral therapy for more than 30 years. His website is www.AnxietyAndDepressionCenter.com.
Christine A. Padesky, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is the cofounder of the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California, the coauthor of five books, and an internationally renowned speaker. A graduate of Yale University and UCLA, she is a recipient of the Aaron T. Beck Award for significant and enduring contributions to the field of cognitive therapy from the ACT and the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award from the California Psychological Association. Her website is www.MindOverMood.com.
1. How Mind Over Mood Can Help You 2. Understanding Your Problems 3. It's the Thought That Counts 4. Identifying and Rating Moods 5. Setting Personal Goals and Noticing Improvement 6. Situations, Moods, and Thoughts 7. Automatic Thoughts 8. Where's the Evidence? 9. Alternative or Balanced Thinking 10. New Thoughts, Action Plans, and Acceptance 11. Underlying Assumptions and Behavioral Experiments 12. New Core Beliefs, Gratitude, and Acts of Kindness 13. Understanding Your Depression 14. Understanding Your Anxiety 15. Understanding Your Anger, Guilt, and Shame 16. Maintaining Your Gains and Experiencing More Happiness Epilogue