I came across Alicia’s review of this workbook and I will admit at first I was skeptical. I’m always a little skeptical of self-help books and the title kind of sounded like yet another “I’ll show you how to cure depression in 10 easy steps”. But after reading Alicia’s review, I decided that maybe my initial reaction was not justified.
I recently came across a self-help workbook on climbing out of depression called The 10-Step Depression Relief Workbook: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach, written by Simon A. Rego, PsyD and Sarah Fader. It’s not just a book…it’s also a workbook. You learn, and you do. This workbook will help anyone make improvements in life. The authors break it down, explaining the basics of depression and our thoughts and actions (or inactions).
It seems that the book is more about helping you work through the issues, and building up your mental tools, not so much about “curing” depression. That’s good.What really got me was this comment she made:
What I like most about this workbook is that it supports what I’m already working on in therapy, yet it’s a resource I can turn to at any time.
I am for workbooks that fit into a larger mental health plan instead of offering one-stop cures. Maybe you’ll find some really useful work that you can do for yourself here too. It certainly seems like Alicia did.
If you’ve use this, or any other workbook that you’d recommend. Let us know about it!