Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think – Book Review

Mind Over Mood is one of those rare books that can change your life in profound ways.  Written by clinical psychologists with decades of experience, Mind Over Mood relates the wisdom of cognitive behavioral therapy in the form of an easy to understand manual full of simple and powerful steps.  Powerful baby steps are the best!

(Going with the baby theme, Mind Over Mood can be shortened to MOM, and it can be the official CBT Mom because it’s just that awesome.  Just sayin’.)



Mind Over Mood will help you learn how to use cognitive behavioral therapy to conquer anxiety, depression, eating disorders, anger, low self-esteem, guilt, addictions, and relationship problems.

Some of Mind Over Mood’s sixteen chapters cover these hella helpful topics:

Understanding Your Problems

Situations, Moods, and Thoughts

Automatic Thoughts

Identifying and Rating Moods

Setting Personal Goals and Noticing Improvement

Core Beliefs

Understanding Your Anxiety

Understanding Your Depression

Understanding Your Anger, Guilt, and Shame

Maintaining Your Gains and Experiencing More Happiness


You’ll also find gratitude journals, mindfulness exercises, happiness rating scales, acceptance and forgiveness exercises, 25 new worksheets, and more!  Seriously, I don’t know how they fit it all in less than 350 pages.

Many counselors and therapists have recommended this book to clients, and even worked through the book for themselves.  (I’m one of them.) Informative, engaging, easy to understand, and life-changing–is there nothing this book doesn’t have?

Rating: 5 stars  

(Ok, hearts. They wanted to be hearts.)

To learn more or buy Mind Over Mood click here.


Book Details:
Paperback, 341 pages
Publisher- The Guilford Press; 2 edition (October 15, 2015)
ISBN-10: 1462520421
ISBN-13: 978-1462520428


While waiting for your copy of Mind Over Mood to arrive, read and use some skills from The Big List of 115 Coping Skills.

Feel free to chime in below with your thoughts or experiences on this book!

8 Replies to “Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think – Book Review”

  1. I heard about this book, that is a very good self help book that helps you overcome emotional distress, feel happier and more confident.
    I wonder if it really does help… Do you think this is a “must read” book?

    1. Paulina, I worked through the last edition of this book and it changed my life! I’ve given copies to others, too. I think most people could benefit from it, absolutely.

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  2. I want to recommend this book to my brother to help him learn more about cognitive behavioral therapy to conquer anxiety. He has a ton of social anxiety and I think this will do good for him.

    At one point do you think it’s time for a change?

    1. Great question, Mike! It’s time for a change when your thoughts and emotions are interfering with what you want or need to do, how you want to feel, and who you want to be.

      Thanks for being here!

  3. I’ve been having anxiety issue for a long time and meditation really changed my situation. It worked by pausing my endless thoughts and let positive stuff flow in. I understand how hard is it for people to deal with bad emotions, so thanks for the information and I’ll definitely take a look at this book in the future.

  4. That sounds like a great book for all mental health professionals! Great review of the book! It is gonna be helpful for me too! You see I am a clinical psychologist myself and it would be very handy for me! Thanks again for your presentation of the book! Look forward to other useful tools soon!
    Best wishes,

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