Book 42 of Year 2017 – “Overcoming unwanted intrusive thoughts” by Sally M. Winston and Martin N. Seif

Official Title – Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts

Genre – Non Fiction

Book Length – 183 pages

Reading Time – 4.5 hours

Style/ Plot – What attracted me to this book was that it is a CBT based guide. It defines the different voices that one can have playing in one’s head: Worried, False Comfort and Wise Mind thoughts. Knowing how to identify each thought provides relief.

The writers provide a number of exercises to illustrate their points. These help the reader identify strategies to prevent intrusive thoughts from overpowering you. Also, there are helpful facts provided that help readers hone in on the points the writers wish to emphasize.

Favourite Quote – “Most of your distress is caused not by what you think or feel, but how you feel about and react to what you think or feel

Rating – 4/5


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