Pocket Therapy for Emotional Balance
Quick DBT Skills to Manage Intense Emotions
The New Harbinger Pocket Therapy Series
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
Bite-sized, evidence based tips and tools for managing intense emotions in the moment—from the authors of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook!
Sometimes emotions can feel like a big, powerful tidal wave that will sweep you away. And the more you try to suppress or put a lid on these emotions, the more overwhelming they get. So, how can you feel better when difficult emotions threaten to wash over you?
In this take-anywhere pocket guide, clinical psychologists and authors Matt McKay, Jeffrey Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley offer quick and simple strategies based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you take charge of your emotions and start living the life you want. Using this handy little book, you’ll find freedom from overwhelming thoughts and feelings, discover a sense of lasting calm, improve your relationships, and feel more at peace with the world and yourself.
If you’re looking for small, easy ways to manage your emotions on the go, put this compact guide in your coat pocket, your purse, on your nightstand, or anywhere for quick and soothing relief.
“The authors of Pocket Therapy for Emotional Balance have created a handy, readable guide that brings together simple yet powerful psychological tools for achieving and maintaining emotional well-being. Readers who are willing to seriously and consistently practice as directed will learn effective psychological coping skills, and will likely experience the kind of improved emotional resilience that often results from face-to-face therapy with a skilled dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provider.”~Britt H. Rathbone, MSSW, LCSW-C
—Britt H. Rathbone, MSSW, LCSW-C, expert adolescent therapist, trainer, and coauthor of What Works with Teens, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents, and Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions
“This petite book easily fits in your pocket or purse, and is designed as a quick resource for those struggling with overwhelming distress and emotions. Practical skills are explained in twelve easy-to-read chapters, each with a handy ‘explore’ section to facilitate bringing skills into everyday life. A great ‘go-to’ support that you can carry with you at all times.”~Thomas R. Lynch, PhD, FBPsS
—Thomas R. Lynch, PhD, FBPsS, professor emeritus of clinical psychology in the school of psychology at the University of Southampton, and author of Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy and The Skills Training Manual for Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy
“Pocket Therapy for Emotional Balance is a little gem. McKay, Wood, and Brantley have distilled some of the most potent skills from DBT in terms so clear and concise that anyone, including teenagers, can grasp how to use them. If you struggle with painful or out-of-control emotions, put this little book in your survival kit, or indeed, in your pocket, and remind yourself of how to stay in balance.”~Cedar R. Koons, LCSW, DBT
—Cedar R. Koons, LCSW, DBT consultant and mindfulness teacher, and author of The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions
“As a fellow DBT therapist, author, and trainer, I am always on the lookout for simple, practical, and effective ways of making DBT skills usable for the lay reader. In this resource, you will find just that! I was especially impressed by the elegant simplicity with which the authors presented the difficult topics of radical acceptance, wise mind, and self-compassion, all while providing simple exercises to convert theory into immediate practice.”~Kirby Reutter, PhD
—Kirby Reutter, PhD, bilingual clinical psychologist with Department of Homeland Security, and author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for PTSD
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