Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life (Paperback)
The comprehensive workbook for radically transforming your life--now in a fully revised and updated 40th anniversary edition
If you are depressed, anxious, angry, worried, confused, frustrated, upset, or ashamed, please remember that you are not alone in your struggle with painful feelings and experiences. Everybody experiences emotional distress sometimes. It's normal. But when the pain becomes too strong and too enduring, it's time to take that important first step toward feeling better.
This fully revised and updated fifth edition of Thoughts and Feelings outlines twenty evidence-based techniques you can mix and match to create your own personal treatment plan for overcoming a range of mental health concerns--including worry, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, anger, and emotional and behavioral challenges of any kind. Customize your plan to address multiple concerns at once, or troubleshoot the thoughts and feelings that bother you most.
Used and recommended by the most renowned and respected therapists, this comprehensive mental health workbook offers all of the best psychological tools for quickly regaining mastery over your moods and emotions. It has already helped thousands of readers:
- Challenge self-sabotaging patterns of thinking
- Practice relaxation techniques to maintain self-control in stressful situations
- Change the core beliefs that drive painful emotions
- Identify and prioritize values for a more focused, fulfilling life
Using proven-effective methods based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness, habit reversal, self-compassion, and more, this book will help you balance your emotions and start feeling better--about yourself, and about the world around you. It's time, finally, to feel fully alive.
About the Author
Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, and Self-Esteem. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. In private practice, he specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of trauma and anxiety. Martha Davis, PhD, was a psychologist in the department of psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara, CA; where she practiced individual, couple, and group psychotherapy for more than thirty years prior to her retirement. She is coauthor of The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook. Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field. He is coauthor of many self-help books, including Messages, Self-Esteem, and The Self-Esteem Companion.