9781446208151

Change for the Better : Self-Help through Practical Psychotherapy

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  • ISBN13:

    9781446208151

  • ISBN10:

    144620815X

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/15/2012
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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Summary

Change for the Better is for anyone interested in making lasting changes in both their inner and outer lives. It uses a conversational style to help readers identify their own learned patterns of thinking and relating that underlie and contribute to emotional suffering such depression, anxiety, phobia, eating disorders, relationship and psychosomatic problems. Elizabeth Wilde McCormick shows readers how to reflect upon their difficulties, identify problems in relating, and stop and revise attitudes that are out of date. Mindfulness- based experiential exercises are incorporated throughout to help nourish self awareness and change.

Table of Contents

Introduction
About Cognitive Analytic Therapy
About Mindfulness
Who Are WE? What Are We Made OF? What is It That Can Change?
Change Is Possible
The Building Blocks of Who We Are: Feelings, Emotions and Relationships: with Ourselves and Others
Understanding Relating: Reciprocal Relationship Procedures
Problems and Dilemmas within Relationships
Getting Off The Symptom Hook: Naming The Problem
Traps
Dilemmas
Snags and Self-Sabotage
The Tip of The Emotional Iceberg: Emotional States, Depression, and Symptoms
Unbearable Feelings
How Unmanageable Feelings Become Symptoms
The Emotional Roller Coaster
The Challenge of Shifting States
Living on the Borderline
Gathering Information
Examining the Impact of Our Beginnings
Making The Change
Writing Our Life Story
Targeting the Procedures That Create Problems and Deciding on Aims for Change
Putting a Diagram in Your Pocket
Techniques for Working Through the Process of Change
Changing Within a Relationship
Love is Not Enough
Holding Onto Change
Creative Ways of Practicing with and Holding on to Change
Resource Directory For Therapists
CAT Skills
CAT Theory and Practice
CAT Research
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