In this powerful new self-help program, Wright and Basco show you how to blend the best methods of scientifically tested treatments to win the battle against depression. By following their step-by-step instructions, you will be able to develop a Personal Plan for Recovery that you can use to get well and stay well. The flexible plan lets you learn about and master the Five Keys to Recovery in the sequence that's best for you. Some people may want to work through all five keys; others may find they are able to achieve the level of health they want with just a few. Whether you learn the self-help strategies of cognitive-behavior therapy, rely on prescription antidepressants, try herbal remedies, work on mending relationships, focus on spiritual growth, or use a combination of methods, the Personal Plan for Recovery is a breakthrough tool that allows you to take control of your own treatment. Conversational and filled with guided exercises and strategies that work, Getting Your Life Back is an empowering book that maximizes each person's strengths and potential.
I actually didn't finish reading this book. I only got to page 48 before finally deciding this was just creating more stress in my life.
Although the ideas presented in this book are wonderful, and I love the format in which it is layed out, I just feel that in my current state, this isn't the right book to help me deal with depression.
It has so many exercises I feel more pressure and stress than I did not-reading the book, and stress is honestly how I think I've gotten to the point I have. The ideas presented in the book are brilliant, but, for me personally at this point in time, I feel that it's more hurtful than helpful. So I decided to put it away instead of pressuring myself to read something that was making me feel pressured. :)
I think maybe once I make a bit more progress on my own, this book may be a wonderful tool to invest my time in. Right now I'm reading "How to be Happy Without Being Perfect: Breaking Free from the Perfection Deception" and, honestly, it's working much better for me than this book did. If you find yourself stressing yourself out (as I did even with reading this book!) I'd highly recommend it.
This seems like a great book, it's just not appropriate for my personal circumstances right now.