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The Unwanted Thoughts and Intense Emotions Workbook: CBT and Dbt Skills to Break the Cycle of Intrusive Thoughts and Emotional Overwhelm (Paperback)

The Unwanted Thoughts and Intense Emotions Workbook: CBT and Dbt Skills to Break the Cycle of Intrusive Thoughts and Emotional Overwhelm By Jon Hershfield, Blaise Aguirre Cover Image
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Manage unwanted, intrusive thoughts--and the intense emotions these thoughts can trigger.

Do you have obsessive, negative, intrusive thoughts that keep you up at night and miserable during the day? Do these thoughts make you feel sad, angry, anxious, or ashamed? Whether you have a formal diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or borderline personality disorder (BPD)--or simply struggle with unwanted thoughts and the emotions they cause--this workbook can help you find the relief you desperately seek.

Written by two pioneers in the field of mental health, this workbook combines two powerfully effective treatments to address relentless, intrusive, and unwanted thoughts--as well as the painful and intense emotions these thoughts can trigger. In this evidence-based workbook, you'll find an innovative blend of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills to manage obsessive, self-blaming, judgmental, and catastrophic thoughts--and find lasting emotional balance.

You'll learn essential CBT skills to help you tolerate distressing thoughts and stay calm when thoughts feel overpowering; as well as DBT skills like distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and mindfulness to find reliable relief.

If you're ready to take charge of unwanted thoughts and find lasting emotional balance, the two-pronged approach in this innovative workbook can help.

About the Author

Jon Hershfield, MFT, is director of The Center for OCD and Anxiety at Sheppard Pratt in Towson, MD. He specializes in the use of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. Jon is a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation, and is on the faculty of their Behavioral Therapy Training Institute. He is author of Overcoming Harm OCD, When a Family Member Has OCD, and The OCD Workbook for Teens; and coauthor of The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD and Everyday Mindfulness for OCD. Blaise Aguirre, MD, is assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and an expert in child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), He is founding medical director of McLean 3East--a continuum of care using DBT and related techniques to treat complex psychiatric disorders including borderline personality disorder (BPD). Aguirre has been a staff psychiatrist at McLean since 2000, and is internationally recognized for his extensive work in the treatment of mood and personality disorders in adolescents. He lectures regularly in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East on DBT and BPD. Aguirre is author of many books, including Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents and Depression (Biographies of Disease); and coauthor of Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder, Coping with BPD, DBT for Dummies, and Helping Your Troubled Teen.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781648480553
ISBN-10: 1648480551
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication Date: June 1st, 2023
Pages: 176
Language: English