Cbt at Work for Dummies

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  • Copyright: 2015-11-16
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Nip workplace stress in the bud with CBT

Packed with useful tips that make it easy to incorporate CBT—Cognitive Behavioral Therapy— into your working day, CBT at Work For Dummies helps you reap the benefits of a more focused working life. You'll discover how integrating CBT at work promotes improved productivity and concentration, lower staff turnover, enhanced employer/employee and client relationships, reduced cost of staff absenteeism caused by illness, injury, stress, and more.

An alarming number of individuals in the UK and across the globe suffer from work-related stress, some to the point of experiencing illness. The good news is, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy—often associated with treating acute mental health conditions—is finding its way into the workplace, where it's being used as a way to combat one of the most common occupational health issues: stress. In this friendly and accessible guide, you'll find everything you need to put CBT into practice today, whether you're in charge of managing employee wellness or just want to find a positive and productive way to get through the workday yourself.

  • Answers the call of business leaders seeking creative solutions to enhance productivity and minimize the effects of stress in the workplace
  • Offers employees trusted ways to be more effective in the workplace while reducing personal stress levels
  • Arms learning and development professionals with the know-how to apply mindfulness meditation in the workplace
  • Details the benefits of making CBT a part of your business plan

If you're an employer looking to get the best out of your staff or an employee interested in reducing stress and anxiety whilst achieving an enhanced performance at work, CBT at Work For Dummies can help.

Author Biography

Gill Garratt, M.A. Psychol., M.A. Prof. Writing, B.Ed. Hons, Senior Accred. REBT Therapist is an accredited psychotherapist in the U.K. who specialises in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the workplace. She has 30 years experience in the public and private sectors both in the U.K. and internationally. Gill has incorporated CBT into individual and group training in a wide variety of workplace settings.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with CBT at Work 7

Chapter 1: Reducing Your Anxieties at Work with CBT 9

Chapter 2: Discovering How CBT Works 19

Chapter 3: Using CBT to Change Unhelpful Thinking 33

Chapter 4: Working in Healthy Ways 47

Part II: Benefits, Bonuses and Added Value for All 61

Chapter 5: Looking after Yourself at Work 63

Chapter 6: Impressing Employers with Your Professional Integrity 79

Chapter 7: Putting CBT to Work . . . at Work! 97

Part III: Working with CBT (Work and You) 115

Chapter 8: Feeling Positive about Your Work 117

Chapter 9: Matching Your Personality to Your Job 131

Chapter 10: Creating Your Own Philosophy for Work 147

Chapter 11: Exploring Your Relationships at Work 161

Part IV: Using CBT in Your Organisation 175

Chapter 12: Taking Action! Implementing CBT at Work 177

Chapter 13: Seeing CBT as a Positive Force in the Workplace 197

Chapter 14: Communicating the Benefits of CBT to Other People 213

Chapter 15: Introducing CBT Methods to Your Organisation 231

Part V: Next Steps and the Future 255

Chapter 16: Transferring Your CBT Practice to New Situations 257

Chapter 17: Adapting to the Inevitable Changes at Work 271

Chapter 18: Revising and Maximising Your Work Opportunities 281

Chapter 19: Exploring Additional Practices for Health and Wellbeing 291

Part VI: The Part of Tens 301

Chapter 20: Ten Top Tips to Train You in CBT 303

Chapter 21: Ten Pointers to Maintain Your CBT Practice 311

Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Maximising Success in the Workplace 319

Chapter 23: Ten Invaluable Ideas for CBT Resources 327

Index 333

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