Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time : The New Behavioral Activation Approach to Getting Your Life Back Paperback
Part of the Overcoming Books series
Learn breakthrough self-activation techniques to: *Become more engaged with your life *Enjoy daily activities *Feel able to face challenges *Stop avoiding social situations *Feel strong and competent again *Conquer the obstacles that keep depression going *Stop making decisions based on your moods *Get back on track with your life goals *Recognize the habits and patterns that fuel your depressionAchieve medication-free recoveryBehavioral activation therapy offers effective, fast relief from depression.
This powerful and progressive therapy steers away from the idea that depression symptoms represent an illness or weakness.
Instead, depression is merely a signpost pointing directly at the things that need to change in one's life.
Its engaging exercises make it easy for you to focus on activities that will inspire you with feelings of pleasure, mastery, and engagement.
Learn to develop a list of enjoyable activities, or activities you need to engage in as a part of a normal and satisfying life.
Begin with the easiest (or sometimes, the most indispensable) activities on your the list, and learn how to tackle them one by one.
This simple, profound process will connect you with naturally occurring rewards, which are powerful antidotes to feelings of depression.
With this foundation, go on to change how you approach your day-to-day life-your daily activities, the choices you make, and the way you cope with life's ups and downs.
You'll find this proven-effective approach to coping with depression easy to master.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 190 pages
- Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
- Publication Date: 01/01/2004
- Category: Coping with illness
- ISBN: 9781572243675