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Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Workbook for Managing Depression and Anxiety

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Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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Summary

For many, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has proved to be a tipping point, a treatment through which they are finally able to make significant changes and break free of anxiety and depression. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks is an interactive audio workbook that outlines a simple, practical plan that occurs over the course of seven weeks, and offers real, tangible relief from anxiety and depression. This is a cumulative workbook - the work you do each week builds upon that of the last and, ultimately, creates a lasting CBT tool kit that will prepare you to handle future challenges as they come.

In his private practice, licensed psychologist Dr. Seth Gillihan specializes in the use of cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety and depression. He concentrates on the specific needs of each patient by using the evidence-based, solution-focused treatment principles of CBT - the fundamentals of which are at the core of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks. With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks you will become familiar with the basic principles of CBT and understand how it works, define specific goals that you'll work toward over the course of seven weeks, and learn fundamental CBT skills through guided writing exercises that apply to your current, real-life challenges.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks is the most comprehensive yet efficient workbook available for using CBT to address anxiety and depression.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Seth J. Gillihan, PhD (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Jo
  • 29-10-18

The PDF has missing pages

I'd hoped to use it in conjunction with the PDF workbook but there are lots of missing pages so the workbook doesn't really make sense.

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this isn't a book it's an un-constructive module

Struggled with most of this book. You can't come to terms with mental issues or anxiety disorders via a book. It should have stuck at explaining disorders & determining differences & similarities between the. The book has exercises throughout that are mainly based on examples from fictitious characters problems so you will never "fix" anything with this book because if you have a disorder you need to reflect YOUR examples with a real person or counsellor who can give feedback on YOUR issues. Just glad I used a free credit to download this.

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Ok so far but the pdf workbook is not complete

I bought the audio book and have started. However the pdf work book is not complete. Some of the pages are missing. I contacted audible who in turn contacted the publisher. Publisher has said they will NOT update the pdf. Audible refunded me, to their credit. Poor show by the publishers though.
You can still go through the exercises but it would have been easier with a work book

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Trivialises Depression & Anxiety

The book is pretty devoid of useful guidance. The examples used are laughable. One was where a mother was depressed because she talked sternly to her child. Another was a chap who was scared to cross bridges. A lot of the others sound like made up garbage, Don't waste your money.

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Pages missing from the PDF

Pages missing from the PDF that do some explaining. sentences cut off part the way through, for the PDF version. 'not good enough'. a self help book with limitations and needs help. not a great start.

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Fantastic.

Loved this read..a dark subject that affects many lives but this book has been a great help.I would thoroughly recommend.

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Annoying narrator

Too American, too slow, too annoying. How many words is that now? Still not enough?

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Clear and logical programme

This manual for CBT is clear and easy to implement. It all makes sense and I feel positive about it working. I have tried the techniques on myself and they feel powerful. Next step is to try it out with a subject.

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Bonus material

Literally just started listening and the narrator mentioned bonus material with diagrams etc. I have no bonus material, supposedly available in library. Not even 5 minutes in and seems like a waste of time. Disappointing.

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Great book.

The book helped me through a depression that I have. Is really filled with examples of real life that everybody can relate. Examples that can teach us where we do mistakes and how. I totally enjoyed and recommend.

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  • Matt C.
  • 26-06-19

Dont download the audio book

The audiobook's included pdf does not have all of the chapters checklists and workbook prompts. If you're serious about doing this 7-week course you're better off getting the paper book. Otherwise, there are parts of it that are not read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-04-19

Not Practical for on the go listening.

This Audio book is not Practical for on the go listening eg. In the car or train etc. as it consists of 80% of Admin (Making notes and lists etc).

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  • Josue
  • 03-07-19

helpful

very helpful for discovering and addressing harmful thought cycles. great pace and coverage of topics.

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  • Abdulrahman Adel Abdullah
  • 11-07-18

This is supposed to be an Audio book.

This book places a huge importance on writing down stuff, checking out diagrams and etc. That defies the purpose of an audio book that we usually listen to while working out, or simply doing anything else that restrain us from reading a book, or writing down thoughts for that matter.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-20

List after list after list after list

The author seems knowledgeable and inspired but the format was too cumbersome for me. I realize the subtitle indicates it's a "workbook"; however, I didn't realize that the I'd be spending the bulk of the time writing down lists and strategies. Perhaps that format suits others, and I can respect that, but I could not make it through the audio book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-02-20

Workbooks shouldn't be audiobooks

The content is excellent, but I would strongly urge you to get a print edition. This is, as the title indicates, a workbook, and it is simply not suitable for use in an audiobook format. There are so many references to tables, forms, diagrams, and fill-ins in the supplementary material. Also, the hyperlinks in that material are broken.

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  • Brian west
  • 28-12-19

Mediocre

My limited experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy comes from a semester long undergraduate course.

Despite this, it feels like the author is patronizing us; sophomoric, while somehow pedantic at the same time.

For me, a waste of money and time.

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  • KenJohn
  • 19-12-19

Did not help me

not very good for audible as it asks you to write down your thoughts throughout. I was listening in the car. Also a lot of chapters were Unrealistic. Like the chapter on choosing activities to do. Also the chapter on face your fears and time management not relative to me. The only one I found somewhat helpful is challenging your thoughts with evidence.