The Little Depression Workbook
Author(s): Michael Sinclair; Michael Eisen
''This humble little book shows you a science-based pathway through your depression, one healthy step at a time. It asks you to end the ceaseless debates inside your head and instead to learn how to focus on what works, learning and then practising small skills of openness, awareness, and values-based action over and over until they settle in as a new habit of living. If you are tired of waiting for your life to start, pick up this little workbook and begin.''
Steven C. Hayes, originator and co-developer of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Foundation Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
Depression affects some 300 million people in the world today and some 1 billion will experience an episode in their lifetime. The Little Depression Workbook provides clear evidence-based guidance and practical skills that can help people recover from depression. More than this, it is written with compassion, inspiration and a sense of common humanity; antidotes to the isolation, low motivation and self-doubt that cruelly act as barriers to recovery. Depression is a journey not just out of darkness, but also into the light. This book provides a route map for living life well with and beyond depression.
Willem Kuyken, Ritblat Professor of Mindfulness and Psychological Science, University of Oxford
''A simple and practical guide to overcoming depression through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Chock-a-block full of easy-to-use yet surprisingly powerful tools and techniques, this book will help you to break free from the shackles of depression, and build a life worth living.''
Dr Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap and ACT Made Simple
''The Little Depression Workbook is a perfect, user-friendly companion for anyone who is on a path to overcome depression. Bite-sized bits of usable wisdom, coupled with evidence-based practices, can help anyone engaged on a road to recovery.''
Dennis Tirch PhD, author of The Compassionate Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
''If you experience depression or low mood, then this book will be a powerful aid on your journey to recovery. Packed full of useful insights and strategies, the authors offer up a solid, evidence-based approach to make big improvements to your life.''
Joe Oliver, founder of Contextual Consulting and co-author of Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self-Esteem
''Depression isn''t just about feeling sad: it can rob us of motivation, patience, clarity and our sense of purpose. Those make it even harder to start turning things around. The Little Depression Workbook offers the perfect approach for this situation: brief as well as thorough, clear as well as evidence-based, purposeful as well as practical & about real change as well as understanding. It goes straight on my "recommended self-help books" list.''
Dr Ray Owen, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and author of Facing the Storm and Living with the Enemy
''The Little Depression Workbook will help you if you''re feeling down, low or hopeless. It is jam-packed with so many practical exercises and relatable accessible cases to help you better understand your depression and the small changes you can make to live a life that feels a lot more fulfilling to you.''
Aisling Leonard-Curtin, C.Psychol., Ps.S.I., Chartered Psychologist, co-director at Act Now Purposeful Living, Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, and co-author of Number 1 Bestseller The Power of Small
''This engaging little book provides us with cutting-edge approaches to help those who struggle with depression. Clear and timely, this book will help you understand your challenging emotions and work compassionately with your struggles.''
Russell Kolts, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University; Author of The Compassionate Mind Approach to Managing Your Anger and Living with an Open Heart
''Another great entry in the Little Workbook series, this book will be useful to anyone wanting to manage the thoughts, feelings and behaviours associated with depression. It is clear and concise, whilst remaining true to the science and principles of contemporary psychotherapy. Its message is much less, "What''s wrong with you?", and much more, "What''s happening to you?", and it offers loads of practical ideas to the reader.''
Dr Richard Bennett, Clinical Psychologist at Think Psychology, lecturer at the University of Birmingham, and co-author of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques and The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Self-esteem
''Depression is such a painful and lonely experience. Thankfully, this lovely addition to the self-help literature is here to guide and accompany you, on your journey to rediscover both fulfilment and connection.''
Dr Mary Welford, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and author of Compassion Focused Therapy for Dummies and The Kindness Workbook
''Drs Sinclair and Eisen have created a usable, accessible and compassionate book while staying grounded in science. Through simple but scientifically accurate explanations, relatable examples, and experiential exercises, The Little Depression Workbook is a very helpful resource for those suffering from depression.''
Dr Dayna Lee-Baggley, Registered Psychologist in the medical, surgery and cancer care unit at a tertiary level teaching hospital, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, and author of Healthy Habits Suck
''Depression is a terrible experience to live through. Gradually, sometimes suddenly, life drains of meaning. The slightest commitment can feel like a mountain to climb. It can feel as if there''s no end in sight and it can be hard to see that a meaningful life is still possible, yet it is. In fact, it''s because a meaningful life matters so much that we can feel so empty when it loses meaning. This book will show you how to gradually rebuild a meaningful life through the well-validated ACT approach. You''ll learn how to distance from your mind''s gloomy stories, receive your pain with kindness and nurture, and through meaningful action, build a life worth living. Simple, engaging, effective. This book has all that you need to lift you from depression.''
Benjamin Schoendorff, founder of the Contextual Psychology Institute in Montreal, and co-author of the Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix.
Depression is a painful place to be - but you don''t have to stay there. This pocket guide is designed to help you break free from depression and move towards the life you want. Packed full of guidance, techniques and practical exercises grounded in the latest behavioural science, this book will help you to:
- Manage thoughts and feelings more effectively
- Take practical steps to improve your resilience and well-being
- Create a fuller and more meaningful life
Written by two chartered psychologists with many years of experience in treating depression, this invaluable guide will help you navigate your way out of the dark and build a more fulfilling life.
- : 9781780592749
- : Hodder & Stoughton
- : Hachette
- : November 2020
- : books
- : Michael Sinclair; Michael Eisen
- : Paperback
- : English
- : 616.8527
- : 192