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The Brief Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Workbook: A Self-Help Tool for Solving Life’s Problems

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The Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) combines cognitive and behavioural therapies and has strong empirical support for treating mood and anxiety disorders. The basic premise of the CBT is that emotions are difficult to change directly, so this type of therapy targets emotions by changing thoughts and behaviours that are contributing to the distress emotions.

The CBT builds a set of skills that enables an individual to be aware of thoughts and emotions; identify how situations, thoughts, and behaviours influence emotions. In addition, it improves feelings by changing dysfunctional thoughts and behaviours. The process of the CBT skill acquisition is collaborative. Skill acquisition and homework assignments are what set the CBT apart from “talk therapies”.

This Self-Help Workbook is aimed at helping you acquire skills to address the presenting problem and not simply to read about this issue and find advice. The book includes activity worksheets based on the Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. This workbook will help you build up your own “tool bag” to fight depression, anxiety, and anger. Going through the CBT forms you will be able to deal with your emotional problems and acquire skills to manage stress you might face in the future. Also, it includes the brief information about depression, anxiety, and anger.

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