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This is a great overview of DBT. There is one boring part where all the different types of people DBT is good for is covered, but other than that it's excellent. The readers voice is perfect.
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What did you love best about Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Unleashed?
It was a review of previous times I had received CBT therapy in a clinical setting.
Who was your favorite character and why?
We apply what we learn from this therapy. I am the student and also the character. So I liked myself as the favorite character.
Have you listened to any of Lauren McMahon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have not listened before.
What did you learn from Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Unleashed that you would use in your daily life?
That I will always have emotions. They are innate. I can practise this therapy on a daily basis on trivial and important events that will always come around. I can change my behavior by realizing that I don't have to always act on how I am feeling emotionally.
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This therapy would have made a huge difference in my life if taught at a young age. I was 58 years old, an active alcoholic,and contemplating suicide. Attempts at 12 step programs never seem to click; especially the 4th step- "A searching and fearless moral inventory". I used what I learned in CBT to be able to understand the Big Book of AA. The Big Book was written in 1939. CBT was not invented until the 60s by Dr. Beck. Anything that I read today; I can understand what is being stated because I can identify with what a writer may be feeling.I am a real alcoholic. Many persons in AA are not alcoholics or have not been brought low enough yet to accept it if they are.One of the difficulties is real alcoholics suffer so much before they make it. All do not make it out alive. The harm we cause others. So what others say about 12 step programs doesn't influence me-pro or con. I do know that today I can identify myself with other real alcoholics in the pages of the Big Book. It is true. What those pages say are true to a real alcoholic. CBT therapy was the breakthrough for myself. This therapy should be taught from kindergarten. My belief is it would make great strides in reducing many emotional disorders and also reduce crime.Our behavior is what society judges us on. Our emotions if not kept in check are forest fires in our lives; because we have never learned how emotions can influence our behavior if we act upon them. There are persons in prison today because of acts of rage. They acted upon how they felt emotionally. Their behavior put them into prison. Not the emotion. CBT helped to put out the fire and allow me to function again into society. It helped me to just be who I am. I'm reasonably content with life today. Sometimes I am plum overjoyed!
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I personally got very irritated by this book and found myself wondering how much theoretical rigor is contained in it's pages, and the background of the author. I looked at the details and note the publisher is called Make Profits Easy. They aren't even pretending to be academic. Sadly this sort of semi informed self help book may be helpful to some (if you are able to sift out the useful stuff and ignore the rest) but in my experience can facilitate distress, especially in the most vulnerable.
the book would be more educational if it would contain more examples and keep breaks between huge lists of e. g. symptoms and the narration would be slower especially when listing things