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Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing the Way You Think

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  2,820 ratings  ·  166 reviews
Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy. The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped hundreds of thousands people conq ...more
Paperback, 243 pages
Published March 15th 1995 by The Guilford Press
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Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book to anyone curious about, or taking part in, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is used to help people cope with issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, panic attacks, and so on. CBT helps us understand how our core beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and behaviour are all intertwined. CBT then helps us correct any "flawed" beliefs or thoughts that are causing us to act or react in any way that isn't helpful, healthy, or functional. This book carefu ...more
There's the book and then there's the approach. The approach is explained well, the book doesn't distract from that. Some repetition, but that's important too. For me, this is a good starting point. I'll definitely try to photocopy the sheets so I have many on hand. The Reviewers on Goodreads seem to be either users of the book or perscribers of the book. I was hoping for some more meaty theoretical info, but apparently cognitive therapy is as straightforward as can be.

The techniques I feel wou
Aug 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
I've been working with this book for a few months now, and it's completely changed my mood, my thoughts and helped me deal with issues correctly, rather than how I was previously dealing with things. This book is a MUST for someone who is having problems coping with things when they go wrong. It's a perfect book for rehabilitation of the mind.
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This is the first book I recommend to people who –for whatever reason– can’t get help for their mental disorders, since this is what my two CBT groups followed when I was in for depression (and later bipolar disorder). And it worked …for the most part. It’s circumstantial, so I’ll elaborate further.

This book is covers a lot of mood disorders and gives you the tools to manage imbalanced thoughts. The trick is putting the effort into it. I find this method helps better in short term because the st
Oct 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-help, quotes
I suffer from anxiety. This book was recently recommended to me by my regular family doctor to see if I could change my negative thoughts into more positive ones. I don't feel any different now that I've read it.

These are the things I will remember . . .

Whenever you experience a mood, there is a thought connected to it which defines the mood (seems simple enough but for some reason I'd never thought of it that way).

Negative thinking about the world is a style of thinking in which we notice and
Jun 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who does not want to pay for therapy
Recommended to Missy by: A Behavioral Therapist
This book help me overcome panic attacks. It can also be applied to Depression. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Rocks!!
Sam (Hissing Potatoes)
Life changing. It's extremely clear and useful on its own, but if you have the means it can be really helpful to work through this book with a therapist.
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book mainly focuses on how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be used to treat the negative feelings of anxiety and depressive symptoms. CBT is used to help people cope with issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, panic attacks, and so on. CBT helps us understand how our core beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and behaviour are all interconnected and so, they affect each other. Thus, the focus of CBT is to help us correct any beliefs or thoughts that are causing us to act ...more
Cynthia Millar
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have found this book truly beneficial to improving my mental health. I have always had an interest in psychology and a believer of cognitive behavioral therapy. The way the book is written is easy for anyone to understand. The exercises are well explained and really help you to dive deep into the reasons why you may be feeling or acting a certain way. The skills you develop through this workbook will be beneficial to my life as well as those around me as I have become more emotionally aware. T ...more
Luis “Trying to read more” Soares
Whether or not you are interested in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, this is a great book for therapists and general public to deepen their insight into the connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Calling it a self-help book doesn’t do its justice. It is a exploratory manual to help deal with depression, anxiety, anger, guilt and shame using simple, but effective worksheets and strategies. It is something that you can use on your own (or alongside a therapist) that does empower to res ...more
Janille N G
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wrote a blog post about my struggles with severe anxiety, particularly while pregnant. The link is below if anyone is at all interested in reading it. :)

Drew Drew
Simple to follow and step by step. Definitely one of the best places to start in the field of mood, worry and anxiety.
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
A fantastic self-help cognitive therapy book. Easy to follow and great participation exercises to do.
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've used parts of this book for years - but this year I decided to sit down and read it cover to cover. It was a great intro to basic skills of mental health - and it actually sounded a lot like Motivational Interviewing, or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in certain parts... which are approaches that I took to more naturally than skill based CBT. I would recommend this book to people who get stuck in their thoughts and need to learn new habits and who thrive on intellectual self-direction an ...more
Pia Abrahams
My guide.
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
great text/work book about cognitive behavioral therapy! I loved the practical tools to analyze thought patterns.
Elizabeth (teacupsandfirereads)
Having anxiety, CBT has been pushed on me quite a lot. I was recommended this book when it came out I believe. Honestly at that point, nothing really stuck and I almost found reading it caused more anxiety. I have found others that work better for me. But really, it's subjective for the person.
Bisher Tarazi
Mar 15, 2019 rated it liked it
It's talking about our daily actions, how the atmosphere is touching our mood, it's not only about how you are dealing with your life partner, it's about everything.

It is asking you to take a step back and wear other shoes, then think why they react like this, steps to be taken before you do your judgment, that will help both sides, sometimes you have just to thanks others but today we are taking so long to do and it might be too late to say it.

Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I understand how Mind Over Mood is very helpful to many people. Ten years ago I would also have benefitted from its exercises and information. But unfortunately it was less then helpful with my current needs.

While I like the idea of a Thought Record and I’ve taken some of the ideas from it to use in my journaling, keeping a regular log of a 7 column breakdown of my thoughts just sounds exhausting. I knowing how bad I am at keeping a regular journal or tracking calories, it would be of little be
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book in a local library after having it recommended to me by my doctor. You read the first section, then jump around to whichever chapters are most relevant to what you need.

I liked the worksheets and it is fairly easy to either scan pages or make your own version on your own paper. There is also the option to download worksheets from the book's website, although I did not investigate this option. The activities are clear, fairly easy to follow - although with limited time in which
Cass Winters
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was one I read for a mental health course that I had this fall semester. It was interesting to read this book because of where I have been within my therapy, for my own life. This book touches upon many ways to deal with mood issues that not only helped me through that course, but also helped me from a standpoint of my own life. This is a book that I can see myself revisiting in a few months, when I am away from the requirements of the course I was in. There were many things contained ...more
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction, adult
Knowing I was a librarian, my doctor asked me to take a look at this and let her know what I think so she knows whether to recommend it to others. I believe this was a tactful way of recommending it to my notice in the hope it would help, but unfortunately, I find it rather pathetic. I think in 1995, this may well have been a very exciting book. However, we aren't in 1995 anymore, and a 1995 emotional workbook is pretty sad-looking in 2012--it reminds me of the Windows 3.0 manual that came with ...more
Niamh Griffin
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
These is an excellent resource for understanding a host of human conditions stemming from negative experiences/emotions. Good insight into anxiety, depression, guilt, anger. Workbook style so useful ongoing tools. Informative for understanding conditions that others, that you may be supporting have, as well as obviously useful for the person experiencing difficulties. I'd think from reviewing it, that it is more useful for depression than anxiety, but it still has helpful tools, tips, explanatio ...more
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book explains Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and then takes you through steps, workbook style, to apply CBT strategies to yourself. There are a nice set of case studies that get pulled through the whole book to illustrate how thoughts-feelings-behaviors are intertwined and they're used as examples for each activity. There are separate chapters to skip ahead to for certain disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety), which are helpful in and of themselves, but flipping back and forth between can be ...more
Kevin Black
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the book I recommend to patients who want a do-it-yourself (with some guidance from me) guide for treatment of depression or anxiety.
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
A great workbook to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
Mind Over Mood is a great Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) guide to treating depression and anxiety. The book covers the basics of CBT, how thoughts, moods, behavior, and physical reactions are connected and by attending to our thoughts we can create positive changes in our moods. Therapy often helps by having clients become more aware of their own processes. Particularly how automatic thoughts arise in each situation and if we identify those thoughts, we can become aware of underlying assumpt ...more
Gary Martin
Jun 08, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
Partially read, first two chapters. That was well organized, well written, and well-edited. Bought at my psychiatrist's recommendation. I was using CBT worksheets from Dr. David Burns' Feeling Good Handbook at that time and continued to do so for a short time. Greenberger's approach is different and more complex than Burns'. Never used Greenberger. About the time I bought this book, I concluded that CBT is not an effective treatment for my symptoms. I have doubts about its long-term efficacy for ...more
My friend's therapist recommended this book to help sort out issues with anxiety so I thought I would give it a try too. This book and its worksheets were extremely beneficial. The authors effectively walk the reader through cognitive behavioral therapy in nearly layman's terms. It is written basically as a self-help book and has so much insight in such simple and more or less neutral language. I did not read the entire book cover to cover but it was not designed that way. There are suggested ch ...more
Abdulaziz Bin-Sunaid
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just finished this book after 3 years of reading and taking time off (on & off) and here's what I think:

What I love about this book is that it teaches you to look at things from a different angle or broadens your awareness. A drawback of the book is that it has a lot, and I mean a lot, of information and techniques that you need to learn. I read chapters 1-4 three times just to understand and memorize what's in them. Finally, I recommend reading this book or studying it with a therapist or a men
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