內容簡介 It is impossible to successfully go through the process of cognitive-behavioral therapy if you do not believe change is possible. Think of it this way. If it was not possible for a person to change, then what would be the point of therapy? Why would anyone ever have come up with it in the first place? Why would people study for years to become a therapist, and why would someone pay to talk to a therapist? Just because you have had a negative mindset in the past, does not mean you cannot have a positive one in the future. Our brains are fortunately very malleable. They can be given new information and we can learn something different from what we have been taught. This does not mean that this is an easy task to accomplish. Once something has been learned and a thought pattern has been practiced for a long time, it is not easy to then reverse it and learn something new. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a tool in becoming a more positive person. People who look at the world with a positive attitude will invariably be more successful than people who think with a negative attitude. This is because they not only see more opportunities, but they chase after them. However, positive thinking is difficult for some, which could prove to be a roadblock preventing them from getting to the place in life where they want to be. Cognition is responsible for how we think and what we think, emotion is based on how we feel, and behavior is based on how we act. These three components all support the theory that if a person merely changes their thoughts or the way they think, it will impact our feelings, which will ultimately determine our behavior. In simple terms, this means that people who may be having negative or unrealistic thoughts that cause them distress could result in behavioral problems. When a person is suffering from psychological distress, the way they perceive certain situations can become contorted, this could cause negative behaviors. Anxiety, depression, and trauma are some of the most common cases that psychologists deal with. They are very common, affecting millions across the world every year, and yet the effects they leave on their sufferers can be devastating. It is very difficult for a person dealing with this sort of disorder to develop positive thinking patterns. This is because they have a disorder that is designed to keep the person afflicted with it in a state of negative thinking. For people with depression, it is the feeling of hopelessness and like nothing will ever change or get better. For people with anxiety, it is the constant fear of doom that they feel is inevitable. For people who have suffered major trauma, it is the reliving of the worst moment of their life and messages in their brain telling them that the worst is going to happen to them all over again and that this event is always just on the cusp of happening. This book gives a comprehensive guide on the following: -Theories, techniques and history of cbt-Features of standard cognitive therapy -Techniques to retrain the brain-Manage and overcome stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, panic and mental health problems-How to analyze people, manipulation and persuasion-How to break negative thinking patterns-Essential cbt techniques and tools-Tips for boosting emotional self-awareness-Setting your therapy goals-Mindfulness..........AND MORE!Are you ready to start the walk? Then, go ahead and press the buy now button and enjoy the ride!