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Visual CBT: Using pictures to help you apply Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to change your life

Book Description

Many people learn best by following a visual approach - retaining information far more successfully if that information is given to them in a visual manner. Visual CBT uses illustrations, graphics and images to help the reader to alter their thought patterns and change behaviours through CBT to become a happier, healthier individual.

Uniquely, it highlights the differences between healthy and unhealthy emotional responses - for example Anxiety instead of Concern - to enable the reader to quickly "picture" how they are reacting, and bring it into line with the healthy type of response.

  • Includes an explanation of the premise of CBT and how it can relate to everyday life

  • Uses exercises and practical tips to examine a whole host of healthy vs. unhealthy scenarios - such as depression vs. sadness, anger vs. annoyance, hurt vs. sorrow, shame vs. regret ... and much more

  • Visual CBT is an easy to use guide that can be referred back to time and time again showing how to successfully implement the most important CBT techniques.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Endorsements
  3. Title page
  4. Copyright page
  5. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: An Introduction
    1. What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)?
    2. Negative Emotions
  6. How to Use This Book
    1. General Change has five steps
    2. Philosophical Change has five steps
  7. CHAPTER 1 Anxiety and Concern
    1. Common Anxiety Triggers
    2. Am I Anxious or Concerned?
    3. Chapter 1 – Anxiety – Takeaway Tips
  8. CHAPTER 2 Depression and Sadness
    1. Common Depression Triggers
    2. Am I Depressed or Sad?
    3. Chapter 2 – Depression – Takeaway Tips
  9. CHAPTER 3 Anger and Annoyance
    1. Common Anger Triggers
    2. Am I Angry or Annoyed?
    3. Chapter 3 – Anger – Takeaway Tips
  10. CHAPTER 4 Guilt and Remorse
    1. Common Guilt Triggers
    2. Am I Feeling Guilt or Remorse?
    3. Chapter 4 – Guilt – Takeaway Tips
  11. CHAPTER 5 Hurt and Disappointment
    1. Common Hurt Triggers
    2. Am I Hurt or Disappointed?
    3. Chapter 5 – Hurt – Takeaway Tips
  12. CHAPTER 6 Jealousy and Concern for One’s Relationship
    1. Common Jealousy Triggers
    2. Am I Jealous or Concerned for my Relationship?
    3. Chapter 6 – Jealousy – Takeaway Tips
  13. CHAPTER 7 Shame and Regret
    1. Common Shame and Embarrassment Triggers
    2. Am I Feeling Shame/Embarrassment or Regret?
    3. Chapter 7 – Shame – Takeaway Tips
  14. CHAPTER 8 Envy and Healthy Envy
    1. Common Triggers for Unhealthy Envy
    2. Am I Healthily or Unhealthily Envious?
    3. Chapter 8 – Envy – Takeaway Tips
  15. Theoretical Perspectives on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
    1. Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck
  16. Glossary of Terms
  17. Useful Organisations
  18. Acknowledgements
  19. About the Authors
    1. Avy Joseph
    2. Maggie Chapman
    3. Patrick Watkinson (illustrator)