Healing Emotional Pain Workbook
Process-Based CBT Tools for Moving Beyond Sadness, Fear, Worry, and Shame to Discover Peace and Resilience
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
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.
“Healing emotional pain is one of the deepest journeys one can make in life—to make peace with yourself and the world. This wise and compassionate workbook points to a way.”~Bob Stahl, PhD
—Bob Stahl, PhD, coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living with Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, MBSR Every Day, and more
“This book is an excellent resource for working on yourself. I’m especially impressed with how the authors have combined savvy cognitive behavioral modification strategies with superb mindfulness acceptance—integration—resolution skills for difficult emotional states. Very thorough and will be helpful for both novices and those more experienced on the psychological journey.”~John Ruskan
—John Ruskan, author of Emotional Clearing and Deep Clearing
“Healing Emotional Pain Workbook is an artful collaboration of four authors who have developed a highly effective, integrative approach to self-healing. Get this practical, research-based workbook. Do the revealing self-assessment and complete the comprehensive worksheets to heal the emotional pain that has been keeping you stuck.”~Paul Aurand, MHt
—Paul Aurand, MHt, author of Essential Healing, and award-winning master hypnotherapist who has worked in the field for more than thirty years
“This book is an excellent, practical companion and support for anyone who wishes to take better control of their own life—especially their inner life and the often-disturbing personal experiences of emotional pain. The authors have provided a tremendous resource that is easy to access and utilize, while also revealing an achievable pathway toward necessary healing. Based in science and established research, this book is also an invitation to move beyond healing as the only goal, and to discover the beautiful possibility of a happier, more compassionate, and wiser life.”~Jeffrey Brantley, MD
—Jeffrey Brantley, MD, emeritus consulting professor in Duke University Medical Center’s department of psychiatry and human behavior, and author of Calming Your Anxious Mind
“Healing Emotional Pain Workbook offers an integration of skills and perspectives cultivated from the best of mindfulness-infused Western psychology. The exercises provide access to the underlying sense of wellness and agency we all carry within us, when not identified with our negative thought patterns. Highly recommended for those desiring to know the truth of who they are, free from the conditioning of maladaptive beliefs.”~Kate Gustin, PhD
—Kate Gustin, PhD, clinical psychologist, founder of PoZitive Strides psychoeducational services, and author of The No-Self Help Book
“Survivors of abuse desperately need help when it comes to finding safer and more effective coping mechanisms. This well-written and organized workbook offers powerful strategies such as distress tolerance skills, emotion acceptance, and flexible thinking skills along with teaching important practices such mindfulness, self-compassion, patience, serenity, and relapse prevention. I highly recommend it if you are a survivor of childhood abuse or adult emotional, physical, or sexual abuse.”~Beverly Engel, LMFT
—Beverly Engel, LMFT, author of Healing Your Emotional Self
“Healing Emotional Pain Workbook will be a go-to book for anyone looking to find their wise mind when emotional intensity, anxiety, or depression derail you from your own goals and values. With dozens of tools and self-reflection worksheets, you can learn to navigate what the authors call ‘emotional storms.’ The case examples make understanding and applying these tools easy to do. This is a terrific tool kit!”~Lara Honos-Webb, PhD
—Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, author of Six Super Skills for Executive Functioning and The Gift of Adult ADD