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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Simple Techniques to Instantly Overcome Depression, Relieve Anxiety, and Rewire Your Brain

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Are self-doubt, depression, and anxiety holding you back?

Are you ready to take charge of your unruly mind once and for all?

Your thoughts make you or break you. How you see yourself and the world shapes your entire life.

To achieve the relationship, career, and lifestyle of your dreams, you need to understand how the human mind really works. That’s whe
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Published May 19th 2020 (first published April 27th 2020)
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May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Wow! This book is the best in CBT. It is presented well. Explains depression. Gives different prespective to the same situation. How people act different because of depression, not just clinically but to any person who needs help to raise. Who's thoughts go round and round in circles? who is stuck in life? must read this one. Gives clarity in a bird's eye view. Perfect for all ages, no one escapes depression, Level of depression may vary but it is present. Has work sheets.

I received a free copy
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of my lists of books to read, I wasn't too excited about reading this one. While I thought it might be interesting to learn a bit about CBT, it wasn't currently a priority in my busy life. I started reading it because I said I would do a review on it, but I followed through and am posting this review because it turned out to be quite a different experience than expected.
Looking over the Table of Contents, I got excited to see not chapters with general information on CBT but ones that focused on
Stan Dunn
I have two general comments concerning this self-help book.

First, I was interested in the title because I have a strong interest and practice in Stoicism and there is a strong relationship between Stoicism (capital S, of Marcus Aurelius) and CBT. There are lines in the book that do hint at this relationship but do not fully explore it. Perhaps the author could follow this volume with another than more fully explores CBT and Stoic philosophy. The resources on Stoic philosophy are very rich and t
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Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
such a great quick read! it really got to the point and laid out everything you need to know clearly and simply. because of the length and simplicity, it felt a bit like an extended article rather than a book, but i think that's actually ideal for those looking to get an understanding of cbt and its different applications.

i really loved how each chapter focused on a different issue which could be broken down using cbt. there were some areas that i hadn't even considered cbt being applicable to
Jamie Jack
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Insightful, Practical Guide to CBT

I have read several books by Olivia Telford, the others on minimalism and hygge, and I was interested to see what her take on a very different topic like cognitive behavioral therapy would be. I have read several books on CBT and found them to be confusing or impractical. As CBT is grounded in science, it needs to be explained in a way that a layperson could understand and ideally in a practical manner as well, which pretty much every other book I've read on CBT
Wendy Halter
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book!!! Simple, Quick Read!! Ms. Telford provides a basic understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies as it was easy to read and understand. Sometimes, we all need a little nudge to get us back on track when we face some life-altering event. That life-altering event could be excessive worry, trouble in the workplace, or just being down in the dumps OR can be due to the loss of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, etc. Each chapter provides a basic explanation, suggested question ...more
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent work! I want to be upfront and say that I have had serious depression and anxiety since I was 8 years old. I'm on medications and expect to be for the rest of my life. My family history has a very strong pattern. However, CBT is a fantastic tool and I'm forever learning more about it as it is one of the tools in my bag to be mentally strong. I love that this author doesn't talk down to us. She doesn't make the mistake to treat those with mental heath conditions as if they were also men ...more
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Book Review: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy written by Olivia Telford.

For our survival, other than air, water and food, we need a normally functional mind to carry on with our daily activities and also enjoy our life experiences.

But occasionally we all fall prey to mental depression and agony, as things do not always go our way. This is an excellent book that can easily be called a handy workbook to deal with our habit of negative thinking, by quickly identifyin
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Denise Fiset
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has made an impact in my life, I experienced many tragic events in my life leaving me feeling depressed and full of anxieties. I was at a point that I didn't know where to turn, I'd been to see counselors, therapists and they did what they could but it wasn't enough. My husband is seeing a big change in me just since I've read this book. I fully encourage anyone battling with issues such as depression, and anxieties, and even addiction to read this book and apply it to their life, it c ...more
Keith Bear
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The emphasis on this self-help book is to focus on yourself in the now and manage your problems by helping you change the way you think and behave. It won’t be easy, but if you can commit to practicing the exercises in this book, then you will see a positive change with your behavior and emotions. This self-help book will help you realize that you don’t have to be at the mercy of your negative thoughts or emotions. Thanks Olivia!
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As an executive coach, I appreciated this book's practicality, examples and definitions so much. As the title promised, it's filled with simple techniques you can use immediately. It's a great book for self-care, understanding why we think the way we do and having simple, practical things to practice over time to make improvements. I like the summaries at the ends of each chapter. It's nice to have a quick list to refer to for all the important nuggets. I really enjoyed the book! ...more
Eranda Kock
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an excellent self-help exercise. Me and my partner did this together and life just makes so much more sense if you can get to a point where all was not just a waste of time. Life can be difficult but we can make the best of what we do have now and this step by step assist me in changing my outlook altogether.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was very educational and helpful.

I learned a lot from the CBT techniques discussed in this book, and by applying them to my life I feel healthier and happier than I was prior to reading it.
Jan 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Entry level book for beginners

Very basic and easy to read. Good for starting out and as an introduction to CBT. Buy on sale. I wouldn't suggest full price as most of this book is just the same concept repurposed for each chapter.
Judy Dyer
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic Book
Kylena Carnell
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Would recommend

And have recommended this book to friends that need support with their mental health. The exercises are a great addition!
Emma Blanchet
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A great book on CBT with some easy exercises. Not overwhelming and very easy to read. I will be referring back to this book again and again.
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