Healing Emotional Pain Workbook by Erica Pool; Matthew McKay; Patricia E. Zurita Ona; Patrick Fanning

Process-Based CBT Tools for Moving Beyond Sadness, Fear, Worry, and Shame to Discover Peace and Resilience

Published: 5 May 2002

Publisher: New Harbinger

Length: 224 pages

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Blurb:Powerful and customizable tools grounded in process-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you heal emotional pain and live a vital, values-based life

Do you struggle with overwhelming emotions, such as anger, anxiety, sadness, shame, or self-blame? Emotions—even intensely distressing ones—are a natural part of life. But if your emotions are so intense that they’re hurting your relationships or getting in the way of your happiness, it’s time for a change.

Written by a team of mental health experts, Healing Emotional Pain Workbook is a step-by-step guide to understanding your emotions and enhancing your overall well-being. Rather than a one-size-fits-all treatment, this workbook takes a tailored approach to help you treat the root cause of your emotional pain—whether it’s avoidance, internalization, or rumination. As a result, you’ll create a personalized plan to help you overcome intense emotions and live the life you want.

With this workbook, you’ll learn to:

Stop avoiding and start showing up to your life
Replace self-blame with self-compassion
Make decisions based on your values, not your emotions
Break free from repetitive negative thinking
Increase psychological flexibility
Accept your thoughts and emotions—rather than trying to outrun them!

When our emotions spiral out of control, they can result in chronic mental suffering. This workbook can help you change the way you react to emotions, before they negatively impact your life.

My Review: I’m a therapist when I’m not busy reading and reviewing. I like to read my books that are worth recommending to clients and others who may benefit.

I particularly liked the assessment tool it was very accurate although the math element of the scoring was unusual.

This is a great book for pinpointing your coping skills whether good or needing work and helps you to discover new more helpful ways of coping.

Highly recommend this to both clinicans and clients who are working on coping skills.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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