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
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 Edition||p. xiii|
|Understanding Your Moods|
|You Can Change the Way You Feel||p. 3|
|How to Measure Your Moods||p. 32|
|How to Diagnose Your Moods||p. 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 Happiness||p. 73|
|Ten Ways to Untwist Your Thinking||p. 97|
|How to Develop a Healthy Personal Value System||p. 120|
|Cognitive Therapy in Action: How to Break Out of a Bad Mood||p. 137|
|Why People Procrastinate||p. 169|
|A Prescription for Procrastinators||p. 183|
|Feeling Confident: How to Conquer Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias|
|Understanding Anxiety||p. 209|
|How to Fight Your Fears and Win||p. 221|
|Dealing with the Fear of Death||p. 261|
|Social Anxiety: The Fear of People||p. 272|
|Public Speaking Anxiety||p. 297|
|How to Give a Dynamic Interview When You're Scared Stiff||p. 319|
|Test and Performance Anxiety||p. 340|
|Feeling Good Together: How to Strengthen Relationships Through Better Communication|
|Good and Bad Communication||p. 363|
|Five Secrets of Intimate Communication||p. 376|
|How to Change the Way You Communicate||p. 411|
|How to Deal with Difficult People||p. 420|
|Why People Can't Communicate with Each Other||p. 442|
|Answers to Your Questions about Commonly Prescribed Medications||p. 467|
|The Complete Consumer's Guide to Antidepressant Medications||p. 484|
|The Complete Consumer's Guide to Anti-Anxiety Medications||p. 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 Patient||p. 647|
|Agenda Setting: How to Make Therapy Productive When You and Your Patient Feel Stuck||p. 657|
|Self-Help Assignments: How to Motivate Patients Who Sabotage the Therapeutic Process||p. 678|
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For Ages: 18+ years old
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): 0.75
Edition Number: 2