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Self-Help Books
(based on general Cognitive-Behaviour & related therapies)

Here is a list of self-help books based on general cognitive-behaviour therapy that we can recommend. While aimed at the general public, many will also be relevant to helping professionals wishing to develop their understanding of the various subject areas.

Under each book is a list of countries where that item can be obtained over the internet. Click on the highlighted country in which you live or which is nearest to you. These links will take you to more information about each book, as well as details of cost and freight.

RelaxManual.gif (9440 bytes) Relaxation for the Real World: Manual & CD/tape
A professionally-prepared relaxation CD/tape using the method described in GoodStress is available for purchase. Relaxation for the Real World comprises a professionally-prepared CD or audiotape and an instruction manual which explains how to learn the procedure then apply it to everyday life.
Read more about this title. Purchase from: New Zealand
book - Seligman on Change.gif (10815 bytes) What You Can Change and What You Can't       
Though billed as 'the complete guide to self-improvement', this book is rather more unique in listing the various characteristics human beings seem to want to most change, and describing the likelihood that change is possible for each area. Topics include such aspects as depression, anxiety, anger, sexual habits, weight, and alcohol use.
Purchase from:        United States
book - Choosing to Live.gif (10508 bytes) Choosing to Live: How to defeat suicide through cognitive therapy
This book is for anyone who has contemplated suicide or who has a suicidal loved one. The suggestions in the book are straightforward and helpful. Unique in being the first or one the first self-help books to apply CBT to the subject of self-harm and suicide.
Purchase from:        United States    United Kingdom
book - Being a Man.gif (11016 bytes) Being a Man: A guide to the new masculinity       
An inspirational yet down-to-earth CBT-oriented guide to key issues in a modern man's life, including: controlling anger, understanding gender differences, enjoying responsible sex, making and keeping male friends, and other topics. Shows how men can transform their philosophy, rejecting the male image of being out of touch with feelings, emotionally immature, and psychologically isolated; and replacing it with well-balanced, positive attitudes and abilities.

Purchase from:        United States    United Kingdom
book - Feeling Good.gif (10971 bytes) Feeling Good: The new mood therapy
The 'new mood therapy' is no longer 'new', but David Burns' famous 1980 book is still a best-seller - and possibly still the best book around for helping yourself overcome depression with cognitive-behaviour therapy. Covers a wide range of additional topics: coping with suicidal feelings, anger, self-image issues, etc. Also is useful as an easy-to-read general introduction to CBT for both the lay person and the professional.
Purchase from:        United States    United Kingdom
Book - The sky is falling.gif (10384 bytes) The Sky is Falling
This unique book mainly relates to obsessive-compulsive disorder, but includes some material on phobias and panic. Unusual in that a significant amount of the book is devoted to engrossing stories of the author's work with sufferers. Takes a Cognitive Therapy perspective. Seeing how the author works will make this book of interest to professional helpers as well.
Purchase from: 
    United States     United Kingdom

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