Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts

Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts Author Sally M. Winston PsyD
ISBN-10 1626254346
ISBN-13 9781626254343
Year 2017-03-01
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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You are not your thoughts In this powerful book two anxiety experts offer proven effective cognitive behavioral therapy CBT skills to help you get unstuck from disturbing thoughts overcome the shame these thoughts can bring and reduce your anxiety If you suffer from unwanted intrusive frightening or even disturbing thoughts you might worry about what these thoughts mean about you Thoughts can seem like messagesare they trying to tell you something But the truth is that they are just thoughts and dont necessarily mean anything Sane and good people have them If you are someone who is plagued by thoughts you dont wantthoughts that scare you or thoughts you cant tell anyone aboutthis book may change your life In this compassionate guide youll discover the different kinds of disturbing thoughts myths that surround your thoughts and how your brain has a tendency to get stuck in a cycle of unwanted rumination Youll also learn why common techniques to get rid of these thoughts can backfire And finally youll learn powerful cognitive behavioral skills to help you cope with and move beyond your thoughts so you can focus on living the life you want Your thoughts will still occur but you will be better able to cope with themwithout dread guilt or shame If you have unwanted thoughts you should remember that you arent alone In fact there are millions of people just like yougood people who have awful thoughts gentle people with violent thoughts and sane people with crazy thoughts This book will show you how to move past your thoughts so you can reclaim your life

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