Author(s): Elaine Iljon Foreman
"Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Practical Guide" by Elaine Iljon Foreman & Dr Clair Pollard gives you straightforward, proven techniques from experts in this life-changing therapy. It's full of practical exercises to help you feel happier, overcome your fears and think in a more helpful way. You can understand your behaviour and how to change negative patterns. You can learn to relax and put your worries into perspective. You can manage negative emotions to help you think differently. You can feel better about yourself and start achieving your goals again.
Elaine Iljon Foreman is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety-related problems. Her clinical research into Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques, developed over 30 years, has meant she is regularly in demand by the media for her expert contribution. Elaine's research into the treatment of anxiety and particularly fear of flying has generated invitations to present her research in this field across Europe, the Americas, Australia, the Middle and Far East. Dr Clair Pollard is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and is accredited by the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies). Clair works in the NHS with adults with mental health problems and for a charity called The Back-Up Trust, working with people with spinal cord injury. Clair has a particular interest in issues around adjustment to disability and in post-traumatic coping and growth
About the authors iii Authors' note iv 1. Introducing CBT 1 2. The ABC of CBT 7 3. Improving your sleep 11 4. Managing anxiety 34 5. Beating bad habits and building better ones 84 6. Dealing with depression 109 7. Coping with bad times 140 8. Maintaining progress and reducing recurrences 168 9. What now? Further helpful resources 181 Acknowledgements 205 Dedication 206 Index 207