Super Simple CBT
Six Skills to Improve Your Mood in Minutes
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
Quick skills grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you find lasting relief from the painful thoughts that drive anxiety, depression, and more.
In today’s increasingly uncertain world, it’s natural to feel anxious, scared, sad, lonely, angry, worried, or hopeless. Everybody experiences intense emotions sometimes. It’s normal. But when the pain becomes too strong and too enduring, it’s time for a change.
CBT is widely regarded as the gold standard in psychotherapy for treating anxiety and depression. Based on the self-help classic, Thoughts and Feelings, this take-anywhere guide offers distilled CBT skills you can use anytime to challenge the negative thinking that leads to anxiety and depression, balance your emotions, and start engaging in activities that make you feel good about yourself. Most importantly, you’ll learn how your thoughts affect your mood, and how changing your thoughts can actually change your life!
This super simple guide presents the most effective therapy for managing anxiety and depression in an easy-to-read format that therapists can refer to clients, and readers can refer to again and again.
“This book will be a ‘super’ and ‘simple’ recourse to the people who suffer from anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems. Written by two expert clinicians, it provides a concise and excellent account of the essential strategies and procedures of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for changing how to respond to moods and life problems.”~Riccardo Dalle Grave, MD
—Riccardo Dalle Grave, MD, director of the department of eating and weight disorders at Villa Garda Hospital in Garda (VR), Italy; and coauthor of the book, Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Adolescents with Eating Disorders
“In just 134 pages, McKay and colleagues masterfully untangle the core strategies of CBT responsible for its effectiveness in alleviating emotional distress. Written in an easy, conversational manner, Super Simple CBT is packed with practical advice, skills-based exercises, and case examples that cut through the noise and detailed presentations found in many CBT workbooks. This primer is an excellent starting point if you’re new to CBT or need greater clarity about this treatment approach.”~David A. Clark, PhD
—David A. Clark, PhD, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of New Brunswick, and author of The Anxious Thoughts Workbook and The Negative Thoughts Workbook
“This super simple CBT book is based on the basic principles of CBT: that thoughts cause feelings, and we can change our feelings by changing our thoughts. Starting from that, the authors describe certain kinds of dysfunctional thinking, help the reader identify and respond to them, and provide useful and simple techniques like worry control and relaxation to help consolidate new patterns of thinking and feeling. This little book is not only on super simple CBT skills, but also on super effective skills for anxiety and low mood.”~Gregoris Simos, MD, PhD
—Gregoris Simos, MD, PhD, professor of psychopathology in the department of educational and social policy at the University of Macedonia in Greece
“Super Simple CBT provides an easy-to-read, focused overview of key CBT skills. You will learn how to identify thoughts that are related to your emotional distress, and how to develop more balanced and helpful thinking patterns. You will also learn practical skills to help you lead a happier and better life. The book is full of examples as well as helpful exercises and strategies. This is a book that could change your life.”~Nina Josefowitz, PhD
—Nina Josefowitz, PhD, psychologist, adjunct professor at OISE/University of Toronto, and coauthor of CBT Made Simple
“CBT is the gold-standard way to help you think clearly, feel better, and act effectively. Super Simple CBT is like an easy-to-read cookbook with a scientifically tested recipe to overcome miseries and thrive. The authors splendidly show how you can take charge of your life. Use the ideas and exercises to free yourself from anxiety, depression, anger, and other painful emotions. You’ll be glad you did.”~Bill Knaus, EdD
—Bill Knaus, EdD, CBT pioneer, former director of postdoctoral training in rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT), and author of The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety and The Procrastination Workbook
“Super Simple CBT is a super book. McKay, Davis, and Fanning have produced a much-needed text for anyone who is looking for a clear, accessible, and succinct introduction to CBT. I highly recommend it. It’s simply brilliant.”~Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD
—Stefan G. Hofmann, PhD, Alexander von Humboldt Professor at Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany; and coauthor of Learning Process-Based Therapy
“I highly recommend Super Simple CBT to anyone who is struggling with worry, anxiety, or depression and is unsure about how to manage it. The authors have done an excellent job of presenting a comprehensive and research-based toolbox of CBT skills in a straightforward, approachable, and user-friendly manner.”~Melisa Robichaud, PhD
—Melisa Robichaud, PhD, cofounder of Vancouver CBT Centre, former president of the Canadian Association of CBT, and coauthor of The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Workbook and The Worry Workbook
“If you are looking for immediate, actionable steps to address your anxiety or depression, Super Simple CBT is a great place to start. The authors have expertly distilled the active ingredients of CBT into a straightforward, easy-to-read guide with linked worksheets that encourage daily practice without being overwhelming.”~Jamie Micco, PhD, ABPP
—Jamie Micco, PhD, ABPP, managing partner at The Concord Center, and author of The Worry Workbook for Teens