- Provides therapists with a range of metaphors that can be employed as a tool to enable clients to gain a new perspective on their problem, and reinforce their clients’ motivation for change
- CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) continues to grow in popularity, and is strongly recommended as an effective intervention by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence
- Written in an engaging style that is accessible to both established practitioners and trainees in clinical psychology
About the Author.
Foreword by Chris Williams.
PART ONE: ONCE UPON A TIME: GETTING STARTED.
Chapter 1: What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?
CBT: Ten Essential Ingredients.
Ten Common Myths About CBT.
Chapter 2: Stories, Analogies & Metaphors.
Tools for Communication.
Stories from the Wider World.
Story-Telling across the Psychotherapies.
Chapter 3: Using Stories in CBT.
Uses for Stories and Metaphors.
Abuses and Limitations.
The Evidence Base.
Drawing it All Together.
PART TWO: DEVELOPING THE PLOT: STORIES FOR SPECIFIC DISORDERS.
Chapter 4: Depression.
Stories and Analogies.
Step 1: Putting it into Words.
Step 2: Accepting Help.
CBT for Depression.
Step 3: Doing More - Activities and Goals.
Three Layers of Thinking.
Step 4: Removing the Critical Voice.
Step 5: Develop a Kinder Self-Talk.
Step 6: Preparing for the Future.
Chapter 5: Anxiety, Panic and Phobias.
What Is Anxiety?
How Do We Learn?
Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
Chapter 6: Obsessions, Compulsions and Post Traumatic Stress.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Behaviour Therapy for OCD.
Cognitive Therapy for OCD.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Stories and Analogies for PTSD.
CBT for PTSD.
Exposure Therapy for PTSD.
Cognitive Therapy for PTSD.
Chapter 7: Physical Health.
Medically Unexplained Symptoms.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Adjusting to Serious Illness.
When Illness Threatens Life.
Chapter 8: Personality, Beliefs And Behaviours.
Low Self Esteem.
Changing Core Beliefs.
PART THREE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? STORY-TELLING IN THE REAL WORLD.
Chapter 9: CBT In Practice.
Practical Tips For Therapists.
Creating Personalised Stories and Analogies.
Schizophrenia and Psychosis.
Teamwork, Training and CBT Supervision.
Chapter 10: The Next Generation.
Third Generation CBT.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
CBT for Enduring Problems.
Compassionate Mind Training.
The New You.
The Future of CBT.
Appendix 1: Sources of Information for this Book.
Appendix 2: Literature Search.
Appendix 3: List of Therapy Conversations.
Appendix 4: List of Stories and Analogies.