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McKay, Fanning & Zurita Ona. 2011

APA Citation

McKay, M., Fanning, P., & Zurita Ona, P. E. (2011). Mind and Emotions: A Universal Treatment for Emotional Disorders. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Publication Topic
ACT: Conceptual
Other Third-Wave Therapies: Conceptual
Publication Type

We all have our own ways of handling stressful situations without letting emotions get the best of us, but some ways of coping work better than others. Short-term fixes that help us avoid or numb our emotions may temporarily alleviate sadness and anger, but can also end up causing anxiety, depression, chronic anger, and even physical health problems. If you struggle with overwhelming emotions and feel trapped by unhealthy patterns, this workbook is your ticket out.

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

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties.