Summary of Thoughts & Feelings

Taking Control of Your Moods & Your Life

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Thoughts & Feelings book summary
Your thoughts are not crazy pinballs banging madly around inside your head. You can control them – and your emotions.


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Making the effort to change their thoughts and emotions is not an easy road for most people – but access to the right tools, techniques and resources can help. Matthew McKay, Martha Davis and Patrick Fanning offer a thorough handbook on using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to deal with such serious emotional problems as panic disorder, phobias, obsessive thinking, depression and more. This workbook is a comprehensive guide to CBT (including worksheets), covering what it is, how it works and how people can use it to restructure their thinking. getAbstract salutes the authors for this valuable manual, and recommends it to people who are wrestling with these issues personally or who want a reference so they can help others who need to regain control over runaway emotions.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is;
  • How it works; and
  • How you can use CBT methods to change disordered thoughts and control your emotions.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Are you worried? Anxious? Fearful? Depressed? Do you lose your temper often? One common therapeutic approach for treating such problems is to explore your childhood through extended personal analysis, but an alternative treatment exists: cognitive behavioral...
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About the Authors

Matthew McKay, Ph.D., is the author of numerous psychology books. He is a professor at a clinical -psychology graduate school in Berkeley, California. Martha Davis, Ph.D., a psychologist, and Patrick Fanning, a writer, are also co-authors of other self-help books.

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