We are pleased that BBC Radio 4 (Woman's Hour) asked Dr Christine A. Padesky to talk about Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Specifically how CBT skills can help people during times of stress. These skills are useful at all times (holidays included)! The interview was first broadcast December 22, 2015.
"Perfectionism is almost always a trap because it robs us of whatever chances we have in life for joy. The antidote to perfectionism is really putting value on small positives that come our way." (Padesky quote from BBC interview)
Photo Credits: photo of Padesky Copyright 2015 Kathleen A. Mooney, PhD. All rights reserved.
We are pleased to report that Mind Over Mood is listed in the Reading Well Books on Prescription program in the United Kingdom.
The books have all been recommended by health professionals and have been tried and tested by people with experience of living with the conditions. The program is "endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries." They even provide a "core book list of accredited titles recommended by healthcare professionals that covers a range of common mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, phobias and eating disorders."
The following video describes the Reading Well Books on Prescription program. Mind Over Mood appears at 31 seconds, 47 seconds, 2:09, and throughout. (video date 4/30/2013)
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The book Mind Over Mood recently showed up in an episode of the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. We were surprised to see it there and wonder if any of the characters are using it. It looks like the counselor refers to it since it is always at his side.
In this scene, Mind Over Mood is lying open on the counselor's desk (bottom left).
After her husband died, Carol, 73, used cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to help her deal with her emotions and boost her confidence. Her psychiatrist recommended Mind Over Mood.
Run time 2:20
by NHS Choices Media Library video date 06/30/08
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From Health.com (original article dated 2006 updated May 5, 2008): Some British doctors are prescribing self-help books instead of drugs or traditional talk therapy for patients who are suffering from mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Under the program, patients take prescriptions to local libraries where they check out therapist-approved titles ....
(Note: the libraries referred to in this article are located inside mental health clinics which provides for the person's privacy.)
[READ THE ARTICLE] A reading Rx for emotional relief
Dr. Christine Padesky, coauthor of Mind Over Mood, speaks to 850 members of the public in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Click on image to view program flyer.
From Observer Guardian (article date January 9, 2005. Corrected posted January 16, 2005):
Doctors usually send patients to the pharmacy to get medication, but from tomorrow GPs in one county will be packing people off to the library with prescriptions for self-help books. Those with symptoms of depression, anxiety or eating disorders will be referred to clinics where they will be prescribed books to read alongside support sessions with graduate mental health care workers. The scheme ... aims to cut waiting lists for more serious cases, reduce over-prescription of drugs and offer some form of treatment for patients who may otherwise receive none....
[READ THE FULL ARTICLE] New prescription for mental health: read a good book
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