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Don't Believe Everything You Feel: A CBT Workbook to Identify Your Emotional Schemas and Find Freedom from Anxiety and Depression (Paperback)
Find lasting freedom from difficult emotions with skills grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and emotional schema therapy.
If you struggle with difficult emotions, you should know that you aren't alone. Many people feel sad, worried, or stressed out--whether as a result of depression, anxiety, or simply dealing with the common struggles of daily life. Emotions are a natural and healthy part of being human. It's how we cope with these difficult emotions that reveal our true capacity for happiness, love, and joy.
Don't Believe Everything You Feel offers a groundbreaking approach blending CBT and emotional schema therapy to help you explore your own deeply held personal beliefs about emotions, determine if these beliefs are helpful or harmful, and find the motivation to adopt alternative, healthier coping strategies. Each chapter contains exercises such as self-assessment, expressive writing, or guided questioning to help you manage your emotions more productively.
There's no such thing as a "bad," emotion. But if you're experiencing sadness, anger, or anxiety most of the time, you need to find balance. This book will show you how to better cope with your emotions and live a full, meaningful life.
About the Author
Robert L. Leahy, PhD, is author or editor of twenty-seven books, including The Worry Cure. He has led or been heavily involved with many national and international cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) organizations. He writes a regular blog for Psychology Today, and has written for HuffPost. Leahy is an international speaker at conferences worldwide, and has been featured in print, radio, and television media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Washington Post, 20/20, The Early Show, and more.