Overcoming Depression

  • by Paul Gilbert
  • 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

In this series of talks, best-selling author and leading expert on depression Professor Paul Gilbert explores how depression affects us in different ways and offers insights into strategies that can help us cope and lift depression. Paul outlines how we can work on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours and try to develop and employ self-kindness when we feel at our worst.
Anyone suffering from depression will gain valuable insights into:

The nature of depression
How our thoughts and feelings are related
Looking after our body and helping it recuperate
Relaxation - advice and techniques
How our styles of thinking affect depression
Self-criticism
Being kind and compassionate to oneself
Becoming more active and exploring different ways to think about life's challenges.

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Let you "kind self" write you a letter

First, the book is by a British author and an American author might be unfamiliar with some terms like General Practitioner. Not a big deal and I don't think it will get in the way of understanding it.

I don't see that this book does much in the way of helping a depressed person because I doubt they will follow much of its advice. Can you see yourself getting in touch with your "kind self" and writing yourself a reassuring letter to be read when you are depressed?

My recommendation is to get a longer book and more comprehensive book than these overpriced, short "talks".

The narrator is the author and does about as good a job as most authors... poorly. He stumbles over his own writing at times! He tried to talk in a very soothing tone. There are a couple of times where he will be talking about doing something for 30 seconds as a relaxation technique and there will be a 30 second break in the narration.

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- Matthew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2012
  • Publisher: Constable & Robinson