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
Identifying and Rating Moods
Setting Personal Goals and Noticing Improvement
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.
Paperback, 341 pages
Publisher- The Guilford Press; 2 edition (October 15, 2015)
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!