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tsol25
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Default  Posted: 1:18 PM, June 26th (Sunday)

My IC suggested I read this book (by David D. Burns M.D)to learn and find ways to help my anxiety. Just wondering if anyone had read it and had any feedback on it.


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boudicca
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Default  Posted: 1:42 PM, June 26th (Sunday)

I can't say enough good things about this workbook. It was recommended to me when it first came out and it has helped me as much as anything else I have done.

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dreamlife
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Default  Posted: 3:14 PM, June 26th (Sunday)

Thanks for sharing. I'm going to check it out.


~XWH told me what I wanted to hear but he always did whatever he wanted to do~

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formerlyteflon
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Default  Posted: 3:27 PM, June 26th (Sunday)

I used this a few years ago and found it somewhat helpful but didn't really get into it. I went to a different cognitive-behavior therapist - my favorite IC of all time - and she recommended Mind Over Mood instead of the FG handbook. Changed my life.


“There is a limit to the amount of misery and disarray you will put up with, for love, just as there is a limit to the amount of mess you can stand around a house. You can’t know the limit beforehand, but you will know when you’ve reached it."

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dreamlife
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Default  Posted: 8:14 PM, July 3rd (Sunday)

I ordered the book (used, but like new) and it has arrived!


~XWH told me what I wanted to hear but he always did whatever he wanted to do~

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tsol25
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Default  Posted: 1:12 PM, July 4th (Monday)

dreamlife,
Let me know what you think of it. I'm ...a few chapter in. I've been neglecting it this weekend but it's been good so far.


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Hope24
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Default  Posted: 4:30 PM, July 4th (Monday)

This book has been sitting on my shelf for well over a year and I decided to dust it off because of this thread.

The exercises are extensive, but I'm at the part where you diagnose your moods, identify the distorted thoughts and re-frame rational responses.

Worked pretty well when I went through a bout of anxiety earlier today.


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