"Labeling yourself is not only self-defeating, it is irrational. Your self cannot be equated with any one thing you do. Your life is a complex and ever-changing flow of thoughts, emotions, and actions. To put it another way, you are more like a river than a statue." - David D. Burns, M.D.
"Achievements can bring you satisfaction, but not happiness." - David D. Burns, M.D.
"The price you pay for your addiction to praise, will be an extreme vulnerability to the opinions of others. Like any addict, you will find you must continue to feed your habit with approval, in order to avoid withdrawal pangs." - David D. Burns, M.D.
"Much everyday anger results, when we confuse our own personal wants with general moral codes." - David D. Burns, M.D.
"But these abnormal emotions feel just as valid and realistic as the genuine feelings created by undistorted thoughts, so you automatically attribute truth to them. This is why depression is such a powerful form of mental black magic." - David D. Burns, M.D.
What will you learn from listening to this audiobook?
What cognitive therapy is, and how it can help you.
That anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other "black holes" of depression, can be cured without drugs!
Why self-esteem could be the root of many of your problems
How to change your thoughts in order to better your emotions
The difference between sadness and depression
How to fight depression, prevent it, and spur personal growth
Tricks for coping with the stress of daily living
How different drugs can affect your body, and the best treatment for you.
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