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Feeling Good Handbook, The - David D Burnes

Feeling Good Handbook, The

Paperback Published: 28th October 1999
ISBN: 9780452281325
Number Of Pages: 608
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Make life an exhilarating experience!
With his phenomenally successful Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, Dr. David Burns introduced a groundbreaking, drug-free treatment for depression. In this bestselling companion, he reveals powerful new techniques and provides step-by-step exercises that help you cope with the full range of everyday problems.
Free yourself from fears, phobias, and panic attacks.
Overcome self-defeating attitudes.
Discover the five secrets of intimate communication.
Put an end to marital conflict.
Conquer procrastination and unleash your potential for success.
With everything you need to know about commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs and anxiety disorders such as agoraphobia and obsessive-compulsive disorder, this remarkable guide can show you how to feel good about yourself and the people you care about. You will discover that life can be an exhilarating experience. 
“A wonderful achievement—the best in its class.”
—M. Anthony Bates, Clinical Psychologist, Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia
“Clear, systematic, forceful.”
—Albert Ellis, PhD, President, Albert Ellis Institute

Industry Reviews

If you are looking for sound, workable advice on how to change your life a little or a lot, this is the book for you * Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., Director, Centre for Cognitive Therapy, New York * Dr Burns has done it again. He had provided us with clearly described and practical guidelines for dealing with fears, anxieties, panic attacks, procrastination, and communication problems ... invaluable * M. Anthony Bates, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Dublin Ireland * Carries the very useful procedures of Feeling Good into many other important areas of life. Clear, systematic, and forceful. * Albert Ellis, Ph.D., President, Institute for Rational-Emotional Therapy and author of A New Guide to Rational Living * This book makes a difference. Anyone who experiences emotional distress (that is, everyone) will find this book invaluable. Dr. Burns presents dozens of helpful exercises in his inimitable, lively, and self-revealing style. * Jackie Persons, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco, and Director, San Francisco Bay Area Centre for Cognitive Therapy *

Preface to Revised Editionp. xiii
Introductionp. xxxi
Understanding Your Moods
You Can Change the Way You Feelp. 3
How to Measure Your Moodsp. 32
How to Diagnose Your Moodsp. 49
Should You Change the Way You Feel?p. 61
Feeling Good About Yourself: How to Conquer Depression and Build Self-Esteem
How to Change the Way You Feel: The Four Steps to Happinessp. 73
Ten Ways to Untwist Your Thinkingp. 97
How to Develop a Healthy Personal Value Systemp. 120
Cognitive Therapy in Action: How to Break Out of a Bad Moodp. 137
Why People Procrastinatep. 169
A Prescription for Procrastinatorsp. 183
Feeling Confident: How to Conquer Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias
Understanding Anxietyp. 209
How to Fight Your Fears and Winp. 221
Dealing with the Fear of Deathp. 261
Social Anxiety: The Fear of Peoplep. 272
Public Speaking Anxietyp. 297
How to Give a Dynamic Interview When You're Scared Stiffp. 319
Test and Performance Anxietyp. 340
Feeling Good Together: How to Strengthen Relationships Through Better Communication
Good and Bad Communicationp. 363
Five Secrets of Intimate Communicationp. 376
How to Change the Way You Communicatep. 411
How to Deal with Difficult Peoplep. 420
Why People Can't Communicate with Each Otherp. 442
Mood-Altering Medications
Answers to Your Questions about Commonly Prescribed Medicationsp. 467
The Complete Consumer's Guide to Antidepressant Medicationsp. 484
The Complete Consumer's Guide to Anti-Anxiety Medicationsp. 612
For Therapists (and Curious Patients) Only: How to Deal with Difficult Patients
The Ingredients of Therapeutic Success--and Failure!p. 637
Empathy: How to Establish Rapport with the Critical, Angry Patientp. 647
Agenda Setting: How to Make Therapy Productive When You and Your Patient Feel Stuckp. 657
Self-Help Assignments: How to Motivate Patients Who Sabotage the Therapeutic Processp. 678
Indexp. 705
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ISBN: 9780452281325
ISBN-10: 0452281326
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 28th October 1999
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 4.4
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 2