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Life Coaching

A cognitive behavioural approach, 2nd Edition

By Michael Neenan, Windy Dryden, Michael Neenan, Windy Dryden


216 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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The way we think profoundly influences the way we feel, so learning to think differently can enable us to feel and act differently. The first edition of Life Coaching successfully showed how to tackle self-defeating thinking and replace it with a problem-solving outlook, providing clear and helpful advice on:

Dealing with troublesome emotions

Overcoming procrastination

Becoming assertive

Tackling poor time management

Persisting at problem solving

Handling criticism constructively

Taking risks and making better decisions.

The new edition retains the key features, while offering a brand new chapter on the emerging topic of resilience as well updates throughout. It will continue to be invaluable to all those who are interested in becoming more personally effective in their everyday lives, and also to counsellors in practice and training.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement. Preface. Dealing with Troublesome Emotions. Problem-creating Vs Problem-solving. Overcoming Procrastination. Time Management. Persistence. Dealing with Criticism. Assertiveness. Developing Resilience. Taking Risks and Making Decisions. Understanding the Personal Change Process. Putting it all Together. References. Index.

About the Authors

Michael Neenan is Associate Director of the Centre for Stress Management and Centre for Coaching, Blackheath, and a BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural therapist. He has written and edited over 20 books.

Windy Dryden is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London and is an international authority on rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT). He has worked in psychotherapy for over 30 years and is the author and editor of over 195 books.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health