• Cognitive and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Made Simple

  • Overcome Anxiety and Depression, Tackle Negative Thought Patterns, Control your Emotions & Change Your Mood Through Effective Psychotherapy (The Positive Psychology)
  • By: Elizabeth Broks
  • Narrated by: Melissa Sheldon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (132 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you suffer from frequent bouts of severe depression or anxiety? Do you feel that you are weak, needy, and/or incompetent? Are you seriously looking for a new direction on the road to recovery?
 

If you’re interested in understanding the ins and outs of behavior therapy, this is just the book to introduce you to some powerful methods for overcoming mental illness! Keep reading.

We all have an array of worries, fears, and frustrations in our everyday life. After all, it is natural to feel stressed about moving to a new place, beginning a new job, tackling endless to-do lists, or turning in projects with tight deadlines. Without a baseline level of stress, we might not be able to carry out our day-to-day responsibilities.

Nevertheless, dealing with a great deal of anxiety, emotional imbalance, and excessive stress can cause deeper issues that need to be treated with psychotherapy and, potentially, medication.

People are starting to open up more and more about the important topic of mental health. Many public figures have revealed their struggle with bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts and related issues. These things no longer have to be kept as shameful secrets. Although many people have tried to destigmatize mental illness, it remains a stumbling block for those of us who are left to fight the illness, often alone, and without any means of support.

In this practical beginner's guide entitled Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Overcome Anxiety and Depression, Tackle Negative Thought Patterns, Control Your Emotions, and Change Your Mood Through Effective Psychotherapy, Elizabeth Broks offers detailed tactics with regard to living and coping with mental illness using two specific types of psychotherapy: cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

By the end of this book, you will discover:

  • Similarities and differences between CBT and DBT
  • How CBT can help you deal with and react positively to your thoughts
  • Ways in which DBT can retrain your brain to calm down when your emotions become too intense
  • Tips and tricks to assist you in discovering the right treatment for you
  • Mindfulness practices for relaxing and staying in the present moment
  • How CBT and DBT help in coping with mental health conditions including bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder
  • And much more!
©2019 Elizabeth Broks (P)2019 Elizabeth Broks

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Another “think positive” book

Do you work as a social worker and are a close witness with human depravity? Are you an animal activist in constant contact with cruelty imagery? Are you someone who is more worried with the fate of the world and society than being recognized as a good worker or having vacations?

This is not the book for you. It may help simple minded people whose problems are centered on their ego. It contains tips you can find on any wellness blog nowadays. I thought I’d read a scientific lecture about the why’s and the how’s of the human mind. It is instead another piece of canned optimism.

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Very interesting.

Very interesting... Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is indeed one of the cornerstones of modern psychological care.

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Your typical “live laugh love” book

The books talks about how it’s not okay to be negative, that you always have to be positive, keep a diary of positive things: your standard Instagram feed of positive memes. Not impressed.

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This book was filled with knowledge.

This book was filled with knowledge and was very informative about topics I had more information on. The brain is such an interesting topic; like how we store information and process information.

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I would definitely recommend this book

This book is very informative and provides good information on the cognitive process. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who is interested in this subject.

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I love that this book was easy to listen.

I love that this book was easy to listen and understand. The step by step instructions amd workbook pages will give you a path to follow to less anxiety and stress. The perfect path to deal with intrusive thoughts that can ruin my day to day life balance.

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This a concise and easily understandable.

This a concise and easily understandable intro to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It offers great, normalizing, non-judgmental advice and techniques for those looking to understand how/why intrusive thoughts affect our lives.

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It has had a lot of good points.

Not normally the kind of book id listen but I'm glad I did. It has had a lot of good points and makes you understand a lot more about CBT. I recommend people to give it a listen even if it's not a book you'd normally listen.

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Learning so much about cognitive therapy.

I haven’t finished listening to this yet but I am learning so much about cognitive therapy. It’s been very helpful in understanding mood disorders.

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Very informative and simple to understand.

Very informative and simple to understand. Application of CBT is very clear and concise. I am looking forward to applying these methods to my own personal growth.

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  • Mary Joy
  • 08-16-19

Good job

Great source for both the client and the counselor! The audiobook is great. Thank you so much Elizabeth Broks!

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  • Patrick Joie
  • 08-16-19

I really liked it!

This helps me master and gain complete awareness of my own anxiety process and all the tools needed to reverse and eradicate this terrible disorder.

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  • guinnini
  • 08-16-19

Excellent

Very good audiobook. It is very simple but the methods are very effective. I am using it and it's helping me a lot.

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  • Zandy Kates
  • 08-16-19

clear and concise

I love when audiobooks really want to help you by engaging you through asking questions to gauge where you are.

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  • Candy
  • 08-16-19

Everything you need is here in this book.

I have too much stress in my life and this really helps me relax and get rid of the constant worry i feel. I'll definitely recommend this guide book to my friends.

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  • AC Mette
  • 08-16-19

Wonderful audio book!

Wonderful audio Book in treating anxiety disorders, it is based in all the latest research in the clinical treatment of every anxiety disorder!

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  • Mark
  • 08-16-19

I am happy to have bought it

Exactly what I thought it would be! Great audio book to buy on its own or paired with the anxiety and depression audio book by Elizabeth Broks.

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  • Wilson Filders
  • 08-16-19

I will buy more books from this author.

I love this audiobook I suffer with Depression and the whole list that goes under it. I especially have been struggling with social anxiety lately and this guide book helped me.

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  • Jeff
  • 08-16-19

I enjoyed listening to this book

Cognitive and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Made Simple is the way to go. Good tips & self study makes you feel in control of your symptoms. Thanks a lot Elizabeth Broks!

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  • Calvin
  • 08-16-19

Impressive

I was very impressed. Even though I've been schooled in anxiety solutions for many years I Iearned a great deal.

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  • Ned
  • 05-28-19

This is the worst book I have ever started reading

I will let these quotes from chapter 5 explain my review for me:

"...it makes the youngsters miserable and they often have to through their lives pursuing their parents dreams. This case is especially true with Asian parents.For instance, think of a Korean mother who wants her daughter to grow up and play the violin well..."

"The human brain is one of the most complicated things in the whole universe."

If you think the author who wrote these might also have something to offer compared to alternatives, then go ahead...