For a man who worked for 10 years in a family business retailing computers and calculators in the 1980s, the leap to becoming a successful specialist in the field of therapies such as Clinical Hypnotherapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and counselling has been a remarkable one for Michael Cohen.
We often believe that our worth depends on what we achieve in life. We measure our value based on how wealthy or popular we are. Sometimes we even base our acceptability as people on how others judge us.
If we fail to achieve, we can even go so far as to think of ourselves as worthless individuals. It is not a healthy way to function. So start finding happiness though self-acceptance today!
Practical Ways to Rid Yourself of Anger, Depression, Jealousy and Other Common Problems
Do you tell yourself, “I’m not good enough,” or “Things are far too difficult, why should I even try?” Words like this affect the way we feel and act. Negative self-talk leads to fear, anxiety, depression and a ‘why bother’ attitude. Rethink it! gives practical advice on tackling destructive thoughts that lead to anger, rejection, shame, jealousy, fear and worry. Rethink it! is a self-improvement tool kit that can be dipped into and doesn’t have to be read from cover to cover. Learn how to be more assertive, improve your communication, have better relationships and even overcome blushing. Michael Cohen is a London therapist with more than 28 years of experience and is bestselling author of The Power of Accepting Yourself. Essential reading for anyone looking for self-help strategies that work.
Table of contents
Part 1 – Be your own best friend 1. What do you say when you talk to yourself? 2. Don’t get derailed by distorted thinking 3. How demands lead to misery 4. Overcoming feelings of shame and embarrassment 5. Unconditionally accepting yourself and others 6. Overcoming worry Part 2 – Relax and Heal Negative Emotions 7. Anxiety 8. Depression 9. Anger 10. Jealousy 11. Relax, breathe and stay sane Part 3 – Change your behaviour 12. How to stop smoking 13. Weight loss – the psychological strategies that work 14. How to be assertive 15. It’s good to talk 16. Relationship matters 17. Overcoming blushing
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Three steps for managing social anxiety
What is social anxiety? Sam is petrified of saying the wrong thing and looking stupid. When introduced to a crowd of people, Sam will shake and blush.
“I just find it so difficult to mix and chat with people. If I’m at a social gathering, I cannot hold a drink without shaking. I’m always afraid I will say something stupid and look like a fool.”
You have heard the statement: “Talking to yourself is the first sign of madness.” We talk to ourselves most of the time, even though we may not realise it.