Cognitive Therapy Put to Use in Propensity to Self Subversion Robert Westermeyer, a revered doctor. Has just published the book Kicking Depressions Ugly Butt. This is a book that is based on cognitive learning. Through cognitive learning, an individual can find a successful approach to getting rid of depression. Plus an individual can prevent a relapse. This book discusses many different reasons that depression occurs. The reader can begin to understand depression and how to break the ugly cycle. The first chapter of the book deals with the spiral that depression creates in individuals. This chapter is focused on a cognitive model of depression. The cognitive model enables the individual to understand the Causes of depression. Some of these causes may include negative thinking, tragic life events or biochemical abnormalities. Signs of depression can be withdrawal from social activities, negative thinking and self-focused attention. It is important for a reader to understand depression in order to get rid of depression. The second chapter is focused on the recovery from depression. This chapter is focused on the positive patches of relief that are provided to an individual who is in a recovery period from depression. A depressed individual usually experiences a period if moderate mood improvement. This improvement may last for only a short while. Through cognitive learning an individual will learn how to make a recovery period last for a long period of time. This is a chapter that is dedicated to finding periods of respite among the waves of depression. Activity planning is a very healthy part of cognitive learning. Another chapter of the book discusses the systematic process of cognitive therapy. This is a way in which an individual is given the power to monitor negative thinking. An individual is given the skills needed to test out negative thinking and to test the thoughts for accuracy. This allows an individual to realize what thoughts have a basis and what thoughts can be considered untrue. This is very important in developing a healthy thinking pattern. A healthy thinking pattern is necessary for an individual to lead a successful life. Metacognition is defined in another chapter. Metacognition is the human ability to dispute, change and examine thinking behaviors. When an individual is depressed it has been proven that, an individual tends to delve into a negative thinking pattern. It is important for an individual to break out of this negative thinking pattern and to learn how to use metacognition. There are a variety of exercises that are designed to assist readers in adapting this powerful learning tool. Other chapters in the book deal with the topics of anxiety, motivation, anger, social skills and preventing relapse. This is a very helpful book that can assist an individual through depression. An individual is able to get rid of depression and to lead a healthy life. Depression has been described as an ugly black dog that tends to follow a person. It is important to recognize the symptoms of depression and to deal with those symptoms. Depression not only affects the individual but also the people involved in that individual’s life. An individual who is depressed can greatly benefit from cognitive learning. Cognitive learning is a process in which an individual is given the power to understand their thoughts, feelings and emotions. In order to make the right decisions it is important to understand the emotions and thoughts that guide our decisions. This is an essential tool for an i ndividual to cultivate and use on a daily basis. Each of us is in control of our future destinies. We just have to be willing to take control of our own lives one-step at a time.
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