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Understanding CBT

Understanding CBT

Develop Your Own Toolkit to Reduce Stress and Increase Well-being

Kasia Szymanska, Stephen Palmer


Understanding CBT introduces Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and explains how CBT techniques can help you to understand and change your thoughts and behaviour - and those of others around you.

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About the book

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is not just useful in therapeutic and mental health settings, but is now widely recognised as a valuable tool in the workplace. Understanding CBT introduces the basics of cognitive behavioural therapy and provides insights into how you can change the way you think, stand up to anxiety, face fear, develop assertiveness defuse anger and develop new beliefs and attitudes. It offers practical workplace change techniques that can help you to transform stressful situations by changing the way you think and behave. Packed with real life examples and helpful tips, this jargon-free guide is for anyone who wants to know more about CBT and what it can do for them.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: How does the cognitive behaviour approach work?;
    • Chapter - 02: How to recognize and manage unhelpful or inflexible thinking patterns;
    • Chapter - 03: Behavioural techniques;
    • Chapter - 04: How to use imagery to cope with strong emotions and unhelpful thinking;
    • Chapter - 05: Understanding and managing anxiety, panic and phobias;
    • Chapter - 06: Dealing with worry;
    • Chapter - 07: Managing stress;
    • Chapter - 08: How to manage your angry feelings;
    • Chapter - 09: Managing responses to trauma;
    • Chapter - 10: Conquering depression;
    • Chapter - 11: Managing workplace bullying;
    • Chapter - 12: Developing assertiveness techniques;
    • Chapter - 13: Developing time-management skills and overcoming procrastination;
    • Chapter - 14: Dealing with difficult people

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749459666
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd June 2012
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 216x138
  • 184 pages

About the Author

Kasia Szymanska is a Chartered Psychologist, an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She works both as a psychotherapist and a coaching psychologist.

Professor Stephen Palmer is Honorary Professor of Psychology at City University and Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit (the first university based coaching psychology unit to be set up in the UK). He is also Founder Director of the Centre for Stress Management and has written and edited over 20 books on stress management and counselling.

Kasia Szymanska

Stephen Palmer