Mind and Emotions: A Universal Treatment for Emotional Disorders

Author(s): Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning, Patricia Zurita Ona

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy | Acceptance & Mindfulness | ACT Acceptance & Commitment Therapy | Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Mind and Emotions is a revolutionary universal treatment program for all emotional disorders that helps you discover which of the seven problematic coping styles is keeping you trapped in a cycle of emotional pain. Instead of working on difficulties like anxiety, anger, shame, and depression one by one, you ll treat the root of all your emotional suffering at once.

Drawing on evidence-based skills from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, this workbook offers all the techniques you need to manage unwelcome feelings in effective and productive ways.

Learn and practice the most effective coping skills 

  • Clarifying and acting on your core values

  • Mindfulness and acceptance

  • Detaching from negative thoughts

  • Self-soothing and relaxation exercises

  • Assertiveness and interpersonal skills

  • Gradually facing your strong emotions


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‘…provides invaluable information for people experiencing difficulties regulating their emotions. Not only will readers learn about the factors contributing to their ongoing pain, but they’ll also learn practical skills for improving their ability to manage these intense emotions. I love the fact that these authors were able to reflect real-life psychotherapy by taking an eclectic approach to the treatment of emotion dysregulation.’ - Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada

‘This concisely written book offers well-developed, practical tools for readedrs intent on attending to their emotional needs. There is indeed a synergy in combining the best of cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy – it’s an approach that promises to help readers pursue a purposeful life.’ - Patricia J. Robinson, Ph.D.

Matthew McKay, Ph.D., is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. In private practice, he specialises in the cognitive behavioural treatment of anxiety, anger, and depression.

Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field. He is coauthor of Messages, Self-Esteem, and other books.

Patricia Zurita Ona, Psy.D., is a clinical supervisor at the Berkeley Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Clinic at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.

General Fields

  • : 9781608820153
  • : New Harbinger Publications
  • : New Harbinger Publications
  • : July 2011
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning, Patricia Zurita Ona
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 616.891425
  • : 200
  • : VF
  • : Illustrations