In this influential bestseller, Dr. Dennis Greenberger and Dr. 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 scale
- Gratitude Journals
- innovative exercises focused on mindfulness, acceptance, and forgiveness and much more.
- 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
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.
Christine A. Padesky, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is the cofounder of the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, California, the co-author 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.
“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.