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Cognitive-behavioral therapy, otherwise known as “CBT,” is an incredibly well-known therapy method within the field of psychology. Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about CBT, how it works, and why it is one of the best therapy methods around.

In this book you will learn about the amazing affects this therapy has been proven to have. You can learn how to use cognitive behavioral therapy from within your own home, helping to treat anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and more. No longer do you have to suffer in silence, simply existing through life. You can learn to heal and begin to actually live a full life again.

Whether you have been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or simply are struggling throughout your daily life without a diagnosis, CBT can help. While it is always best to go to a professional and receive a diagnosis of your condition, you can also use the tools of CBT independently at home, with or without an official diagnosis.

You can learn to better understand your mind, overcome intrusive thoughts, cope with daily stress, and transform your negative thought patterns into something more positive. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is truly transformative, and with a little daily effort, you could possibly change your entire life for the better.

The following are some of the critical things explored in the book:

The Basic Premise of CBT and how it Can Benefit You in Daily Life
The Fascinating History of CBT
16 Common Mistakes and Myths about CBT
An In-Depth Look into What CBT Can Treat and Why it Works
The Key Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Overcoming Anxiety and Depression Step-By-Step
3 Alternative CBT Approaches
Discover 7 Inspiring Tales of CBT Success
And so much more



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"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about CBT, how it works, and why it is one of the best therapy methods around"

I don't work in any field, let alone this one. I do however know a lot about CBT, how it's supposed to work and I know based on a lot of statistics and information featured on various mental health forums that it's not as great as it's often portrayed to be.

It's not going to work for everyone and actually, it's becoming more widely known as a useless therapy amongst those seeking NHS help for their mental health problems, as too many "professionals" will treat CBT as a one size fits all treatment. So people end up being forced into it, made to wait up to years for it (in that time continuing to suffer), then when they finally have it, it doesn't help in the slightest.
The hardest thing is CBT takes effort, focus and daily work.... not things that come easy to those in dark places.
Sparkz2k1625/01/2020 17:28

"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about …"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about CBT, how it works, and why it is one of the best therapy methods around"I don't work in any field, let alone this one. I do however know a lot about CBT, how it's supposed to work and I know based on a lot of statistics and information featured on various mental health forums that it's not as great as it's often portrayed to be. It's not going to work for everyone and actually, it's becoming more widely known as a useless therapy amongst those seeking NHS help for their mental health problems, as too many "professionals" will treat CBT as a one size fits all treatment. So people end up being forced into it, made to wait up to years for it (in that time continuing to suffer), then when they finally have it, it doesn't help in the slightest.


Yet if you truly are suffering from a mental health issue you'll try anything to help.
DomBhoy1025/01/2020 17:40

Yet if you truly are suffering from a mental health issue you'll try …Yet if you truly are suffering from a mental health issue you'll try anything to help.


Indeed you will but if you are truly suffering, see a GP who then pressures you into CBT or nothing (by claiming it's a 1 size fits all treatment) rather than listening to the patients needs and checking if it's suitable for that person first. It will mean someone then continues to suffer for much longer and if it was never suitable for them, they lose trust in the NHS and never return again. Therefore becoming even worse and potentially ending up suicidal.

Our area is awful for it. Someone gets forced into CBT and if it doesn't work, they are accused of not trying hard enough and are pressured into doing it again.
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Thanks Boz.. This may be needed after Christmas..
Thanks, my 1000th Kindle ebook...(I paid for 3 of them, the rest were free):

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Crossbow25/01/2020 17:12

Thanks, my 1000th Kindle ebook...(I paid for 3 of them, the rest were …Thanks, my 1000th Kindle ebook...(I paid for 3 of them, the rest were free):[Image]


How many have you read?
Stitch12325/01/2020 17:15

How many have you read?


3 , saving the rest for old age
Edited by: "Crossbow" 25th Jan
"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about CBT, how it works, and why it is one of the best therapy methods around"

I don't work in any field, let alone this one. I do however know a lot about CBT, how it's supposed to work and I know based on a lot of statistics and information featured on various mental health forums that it's not as great as it's often portrayed to be.

It's not going to work for everyone and actually, it's becoming more widely known as a useless therapy amongst those seeking NHS help for their mental health problems, as too many "professionals" will treat CBT as a one size fits all treatment. So people end up being forced into it, made to wait up to years for it (in that time continuing to suffer), then when they finally have it, it doesn't help in the slightest.
Thanx op
Sparkz2k1625/01/2020 17:28

"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about …"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about CBT, how it works, and why it is one of the best therapy methods around"I don't work in any field, let alone this one. I do however know a lot about CBT, how it's supposed to work and I know based on a lot of statistics and information featured on various mental health forums that it's not as great as it's often portrayed to be. It's not going to work for everyone and actually, it's becoming more widely known as a useless therapy amongst those seeking NHS help for their mental health problems, as too many "professionals" will treat CBT as a one size fits all treatment. So people end up being forced into it, made to wait up to years for it (in that time continuing to suffer), then when they finally have it, it doesn't help in the slightest.


Yet if you truly are suffering from a mental health issue you'll try anything to help.
DomBhoy1025/01/2020 17:40

Yet if you truly are suffering from a mental health issue you'll try …Yet if you truly are suffering from a mental health issue you'll try anything to help.


And it does work for some people. Different strokes for different folks.
DomBhoy1025/01/2020 17:40

Yet if you truly are suffering from a mental health issue you'll try …Yet if you truly are suffering from a mental health issue you'll try anything to help.


Indeed you will but if you are truly suffering, see a GP who then pressures you into CBT or nothing (by claiming it's a 1 size fits all treatment) rather than listening to the patients needs and checking if it's suitable for that person first. It will mean someone then continues to suffer for much longer and if it was never suitable for them, they lose trust in the NHS and never return again. Therefore becoming even worse and potentially ending up suicidal.

Our area is awful for it. Someone gets forced into CBT and if it doesn't work, they are accused of not trying hard enough and are pressured into doing it again.
The hardest thing is CBT takes effort, focus and daily work.... not things that come easy to those in dark places.
£3 for audio version is good!
Sparkz2k1625/01/2020 18:00

Indeed you will but if you are truly suffering, see a GP who then …Indeed you will but if you are truly suffering, see a GP who then pressures you into CBT or nothing (by claiming it's a 1 size fits all treatment) rather than listening to the patients needs and checking if it's suitable for that person first. It will mean someone then continues to suffer for much longer and if it was never suitable for them, they lose trust in the NHS and never return again. Therefore becoming even worse and potentially ending up suicidal. Our area is awful for it. Someone gets forced into CBT and if it doesn't work, they are accused of not trying hard enough and are pressured into doing it again.


Quite frankly I have to agree with you.
It's akin to throwing paracetamol at every physical ailment
Sparkz2k1625/01/2020 17:28

"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about …"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about CBT, how it works, and why it is one of the best therapy methods around"I don't work in any field, let alone this one. I do however know a lot about CBT, how it's supposed to work and I know based on a lot of statistics and information featured on various mental health forums that it's not as great as it's often portrayed to be. It's not going to work for everyone and actually, it's becoming more widely known as a useless therapy amongst those seeking NHS help for their mental health problems, as too many "professionals" will treat CBT as a one size fits all treatment. So people end up being forced into it, made to wait up to years for it (in that time continuing to suffer), then when they finally have it, it doesn't help in the slightest.


Thats one of the best and most accurate statements ever, I agree 100% that its seen as a one stop panacea and its anything but!
Sparkz2k1625/01/2020 17:28

"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about …"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about CBT, how it works, and why it is one of the best therapy methods around"I don't work in any field, let alone this one. I do however know a lot about CBT, how it's supposed to work and I know based on a lot of statistics and information featured on various mental health forums that it's not as great as it's often portrayed to be. It's not going to work for everyone and actually, it's becoming more widely known as a useless therapy amongst those seeking NHS help for their mental health problems, as too many "professionals" will treat CBT as a one size fits all treatment. So people end up being forced into it, made to wait up to years for it (in that time continuing to suffer), then when they finally have it, it doesn't help in the slightest.


Have you looked into metacognitive therapy? It’s claiming 75-80% success rate compared to CBT’s approx 50%.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…apy
hat_ok_dear25/01/2020 22:04

Have you looked into metacognitive therapy? It’s claiming 75-80% success r …Have you looked into metacognitive therapy? It’s claiming 75-80% success rate compared to CBT’s approx 50%.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metacognitive_therapy


It sounds interesting but just like CAT which many people would find helpful, it's not typically available on the NHS.
Perhaps not for full blown depression, but stoicism is very good.

What turned me off CBT is all the paperwork. Keeping emotion records.
Just doesn't work well for some people I think.

Stoicism on the other hand can be applied to all areas of life by everyone - to deal with pain, suffering, anger, loss, etc.

E.g.
amazon.co.uk/Sto…S2/

The author is a psychotherapist and part of the modern stoicism community.
Thanks Boz 🌞
Shinoke25/01/2020 23:04

Perhaps not for full blown depression, but stoicism is very good.What …Perhaps not for full blown depression, but stoicism is very good.What turned me off CBT is all the paperwork. Keeping emotion records.Just doesn't work well for some people I think.Stoicism on the other hand can be applied to all areas of life by everyone - to deal with pain, suffering, anger, loss, etc.E.g.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stoicism-Art-Happiness-Yourself-challenges-ebook/dp/B00E0JYSS2/The author is a psychotherapist and part of the modern stoicism community.


Stoicism is a hellenistic philosophy, seems therapists that engage in this have to keep it on the lowdown that they are conditioning people with virtue doctrines!

" The art of indifference to pain and suffering "

I'd like to hear how this is an actual technique that deals with things like trauma and grief.. because isn't it common knowlegde that bottling things up and ' stiff upper lip ' is just burying problems that will resurface later?

Furthermore does it not encourage a lack of empathy and other regressive, negative traits?

Ironically CBT sort of evolved from modern day stoicism.
DomBhoy1025/01/2020 17:40

Yet if you truly are suffering from a mental health issue you'll try …Yet if you truly are suffering from a mental health issue you'll try anything to help.


Sorry but that's far from universal. Whole spectrum of people out there. Many people give up and need our encouragement and support.
Sparkz2k1625/01/2020 17:28

"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about …"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about CBT, how it works, and why it is one of the best therapy methods around"I don't work in any field, let alone this one. I do however know a lot about CBT, how it's supposed to work and I know based on a lot of statistics and information featured on various mental health forums that it's not as great as it's often portrayed to be. It's not going to work for everyone and actually, it's becoming more widely known as a useless therapy amongst those seeking NHS help for their mental health problems, as too many "professionals" will treat CBT as a one size fits all treatment. So people end up being forced into it, made to wait up to years for it (in that time continuing to suffer), then when they finally have it, it doesn't help in the slightest.


Agreed! I've had my doctors make me take two group CBT 'classes'. It doesn't work, mental health support within the NHS is really poor.
JamesSmith26/01/2020 08:48

Sorry but that's far from universal. Whole spectrum of people out there. …Sorry but that's far from universal. Whole spectrum of people out there. Many people give up and need our encouragement and support.


Without going into to much detail, I know very, very well about support and commitment to a "large spectrum" of people in this area.
DomBhoy1026/01/2020 09:40

Without going into to much detail, I know very, very well about support …Without going into to much detail, I know very, very well about support and commitment to a "large spectrum" of people in this area.


Then please don't peddle naive generalisations like "if you truly are suffering from a mental health issue you'll try anything to help" because you might run into eg someone whose best friend who didn't and committed suicide.

I know very, very well about a variety of people, who for whatever reason, don't engage with "people who offer support and commitment", even when it's there.

If you want to 'argue by authority' then by all means reveal your role as a therapist or worker for the samaritans or whatever but you can think again about stereotyping ..

Anyway... back to topic the technique doesn't work for everyone, but the book is free. Give it a shot!
JamesSmith26/01/2020 10:28

Then please don't peddle naive generalisations like "if you truly are …Then please don't peddle naive generalisations like "if you truly are suffering from a mental health issue you'll try anything to help" because you might run into eg someone whose best friend who didn't and committed suicide.I know very, very well about a variety of people, who for whatever reason, don't engage with "people who offer support and commitment", even when it's there. If you want to 'argue by authority' then by all means reveal your role as a therapist or worker for the samaritans or whatever but you can think again about stereotyping ..Anyway... back to topic the technique doesn't work for everyone, but the book is free. Give it a shot!


You've had one example which by all means sounds tragic.

I certainly dont need to reveal any role.

For the record, CBT would be instructed for mild anxiety related issues, re programming a thought process, negative thinking or OCD pure O, amongst others. As for a one stop shop, it may be a revelation to you but we dont fully understand the complexity of mental health issues yet. Therefore it is often treated with a variety of techniques ranging from medication to simple skills such as progressive muscle relaxation. No one in the industry at any point has said anything different.

When counselling someone it is often the case that a simple sentence said can lead to an understanding or a break through.

My statement of a person "will try anything" was simply emphasising how horrific mental illness is and that a person will infact try anything to ease the suffering.

No need to reply.
DomBhoy1026/01/2020 11:06

You've had one example which by all means sounds tragic. I certainly dont …You've had one example which by all means sounds tragic. I certainly dont need to reveal any role.For the record, CBT would be instructed for mild anxiety related issues, re programming a thought process, negative thinking or OCD pure O, amongst others. As for a one stop shop, it may be a revelation to you but we dont fully understand the complexity of mental health issues yet. Therefore it is often treated with a variety of techniques ranging from medication to simple skills such as progressive muscle relaxation. No one in the industry at any point has said anything different.When counselling someone it is often the case that a simple sentence said can lead to an understanding or a break through.My statement of a person "will try anything" was simply emphasising how horrific mental illness is and that a person will infact try anything to ease the suffering.No need to reply.


You are making further false claims and assumptions ("You've had one example".. sheesh who are you Mystic Meg?) to compound your initial mistake. Lot's of passive aggressive language here... "No need to reply" after a lecture but won't reveal profession lol.

No it's not a revelation to me...

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.... that "we" don't fully understand complex mental health issues yet.

I've seen that on full display in my extensive experience (not as a patient!) in secure, public and private mental health hospitals. If only more practitioners accepted that, then patients wouldn't have to work through several self-important, biased, egotistcal therapists to find a good one..

It's simply not true that "a person will infact try anything" to ease the suffering, I've seen many cases where people continue suffering needlessly you're gaslighting people who are incapacitated.
Sparkz2k1625/01/2020 17:28

"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about …"Yet, unless you work within this field you likely know very little about CBT, how it works, and why it is one of the best therapy methods around"I don't work in any field, let alone this one. I do however know a lot about CBT, how it's supposed to work and I know based on a lot of statistics and information featured on various mental health forums that it's not as great as it's often portrayed to be. It's not going to work for everyone and actually, it's becoming more widely known as a useless therapy amongst those seeking NHS help for their mental health problems, as too many "professionals" will treat CBT as a one size fits all treatment. So people end up being forced into it, made to wait up to years for it (in that time continuing to suffer), then when they finally have it, it doesn't help in the slightest.


Having been pushed through CBT, then cut off it when the therapist was moved to another location. I have to agree. It's not ideal at all. A lot more progress needs to happen in this field on a national level.
"CBT would be instructed for mild anxiety related issues"

No. CBT would and is instructed for almost anything, ranging from mild anxiety to severe anxiety to even the likes of BPD and so on. Wrongly so in many of these cases.

They've wrongly prescribed CBT countless times to people and there's a lot of evidence generally online, on FB groups and reflected in public patient ratings/reviews on NHS mental health trust's pages.

It's baffling as to why NHS trusts tend to simply have CBT as a one size fits all therapy when actually there's many other types of therapy which can target different problems. You wouldn't send people with a broken leg to an arm specialist would you?

CBT is too focused on the here and now. If someones issues are due to past events then CAT would be beneficial in helping. Yet those who would find CAT helpful are still sent for CBT which often wont do them any good.
It's thanks to CBT existing that I've lost all trust in the NHS and won't see another medical "professional" about anything ever again. I was pushed into it years ago, even though I had genuine concerns about it being right for me. It didn't help. Without the right help things continued to get worse and I found myself harming myself and trying to end my life.

Once again after various other issues like the early death of my family I was forced into it again. Although I knew from before that it wasn't for me, I was still forced and hoped that maybe if I just did it, I could talk to the therapist and if they could understand, could be referred to the right help service.

The therapist was a liar who repeatedly kept trying to force a round peg into a square hole. When I explained about my health problems and asked if they could try to help me get the right help they said they aren't allowed to and just have to get on with CBT as their boss instructed.

In the last session they apologised for it not being successful and how I clearly need more support. Yet their report stated what a great success it was (likely to save their own skin and stop their skills as a therapist being scrutinised by their boss).

That was the final straw and I haven't seen a medical profession since about any issue and I never will.
I see these books more of an additional resource for those undergoing therapy. I found myself using the exercises in books incorrectly and it made things worse (OCD sufferer), maybe they work better for those suffering depression, dunno. Since I've undergone CBT I made my own personal help folder including only the techniques I know work for me when I'm suffering.
Edited by: "Potatohead44" 27th Jan
Sparkz2k1626/01/2020 18:59

It's thanks to CBT existing that I've lost all trust in the NHS and won't …It's thanks to CBT existing that I've lost all trust in the NHS and won't see another medical "professional" about anything ever again. I was pushed into it years ago, even though I had genuine concerns about it being right for me. It didn't help. Without the right help things continued to get worse and I found myself harming myself and trying to end my life. Once again after various other issues like the early death of my family I was forced into it again. Although I knew from before that it wasn't for me, I was still forced and hoped that maybe if I just did it, I could talk to the therapist and if they could understand, could be referred to the right help service.The therapist was a liar who repeatedly kept trying to force a round peg into a square hole. When I explained about my health problems and asked if they could try to help me get the right help they said they aren't allowed to and just have to get on with CBT as their boss instructed. In the last session they apologised for it not being successful and how I clearly need more support. Yet their report stated what a great success it was (likely to save their own skin and stop their skills as a therapist being scrutinised by their boss).That was the final straw and I haven't seen a medical profession since about any issue and I never will.


CBT has evolved as a therapy and now is more of an umbrella term for many different types of CBT such as - ACT, DBT, REBT and CPT. For me ACT was really good, not perfect but me 3 years ago Vs now is very different in a good way.

I know there are some NHS therapists who aren't particular good but there are some excellent ones, and annoyingly it's pot luck. Maybe have a read about these different types of CBT and speak to your GP, hopefully they can find someone in the NHS to help you.
Edited by: "Potatohead44" 27th Jan
To be honest with you, in this area especially I think they are clueless. GP's don't seem to know the name of anything apart from "CBT" and the therapist themselves just do exactly what they are instructed to do so (the traditional usual CBT about challenging unhelpful thoughts).

I find they are highly contradictory in what they preach. Where you get told stuff like black and white thinking is bad, and yet they themselves act in a "black and white" way. Such as if someone has severe anxiety and has nobody else in their life. They go to the appointment alone and the therapists black and white assumption is "they made it here, they can't be that bad". Yet the reality could have been that person struggled to get to the appointment, they had a panic attack before going there, were in tears and it took so much for them to get there which they couldn't regularly do.

These therapists tend to disregard symptoms as "harmless".

What defines what is "harmful"? Pins and needles in someone's leg is typically harmless as it lasts a few minutes and goes away. A paper cut is harmless as it will be a slight pain as it heals.

Symptoms on the other hand, the shaking, brain fog, messed up speech and loss of ability to focus or process things is "harmful" especially if it affects someone's day to day life. Some people laugh at those symptoms, the person struggles to engage with others and make friends. It causes harm to someone's life. It's disgusting that therapists can say those symptoms are harmless.

Its the lottery aspect that gets too much. How many times of trying different therapists, gp's, moving to different areas can someone do until enough is enough? By then the hope fades and the trust is gone.
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