’ It could certainly be recommended to patients and their relations who have encountered life limiting or life changing events in their lives.’
Title: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - second edition
Author: Avy Joseph
Reviewer: Anne Duell, ward sister, Birmingham Community NHS Trust
What was it like?
This book is a concise self help guide to using cognitive behavioural therapy. It aids the reader to challenge their current thought processes and actions and give consideration to potential areas for change.
The author have devised a concise workbook, which is employed as an interactive workbook facilitating the reader to undertake the given exercises; thereby encouraging change in attitudes, beliefs and general outlook on everyday life.
The chapters are designed as stepping stones to facilitate personal understanding of self and the need to promote a balanced outlook to life’s challenges whether their outcomes are positive or negative.
What were the highlights?
The highlights to this book is in its design and the way in which the author has presented a self help book. Avy Joseph has provided a realistic usable book with employable techniques to support the readers in improving and grasping the positive nature of life and living. There are great introductions and explanations about behaviours, emotions; how to alter our perceptions and apply change as necessary.
Strengths & weaknesses:
The strengths come from the highlights mentioned, the readability and usability of this book. It is a must use book for anyone who has gone through difficulties or challenges in their lives where they have encountered difficulty in making the necessary adjustments.
Who should read it?
This book can be read by a broad range of people. It could certainly be recommended to patients and their relations who have encountered life limiting or life changing events in their lives. Staff, from a broad range of professional disciplines, who work with those patients or clients presented with change should read this book as it provides them with support in knowing how they can best understand and support those in their care.
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