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Retrain Your Brain PDF-The groundbreaking 7-week plan for managing anxiety and depression using cognitive behavioral therapy

Research has shown that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective techniques for finding relief from depression and anxiety. After 15 years of successfully treating patients using cognitive behavioral therapy, Psychologist Dr. Seth Gillihan developed this self-directed 7-week plan that teaches you practical CBT techniques that can help you feel better.

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you identify and replace thought patterns and behaviors that aren’t working with new ones that work better. Whether feelings of depression and anxiety occur constantly or sporadically, you can create a CBT tool kit to help you get through those feelings and realize your full potential.

The unique weekly structure of this therapy workbook is designed so each activity builds on the previous week’s work as you apply these techniques in your daily life. Relatable, real-life examples make the information and activities more accessible to CBT newcomers.


Take the first step to finding relief and discovering the power of cognitive behavioral therapy today, with help from Retrain Your Brain.

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Description of Retrain Your Brain PDF

Retrain Your Brain PDF is one of the best medical books for students and professionals on the subject of Psychology . It is a must download.

The Authors

Retrain Your Brain PDF

Licensed psychologist Seth J. Gillihan, PhD, specializes in mindfulness-centered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other conditions. Dr. Gillihan has written and lectured nationally and internationally on CBT and how the brain is involved in regulating our moods.

Dr. Gillihan is a Fellow of the Center for Neuroscience and Society at Penn. He hosts the weekly Think Act Be podcast, which features conversations on living more fully, and is author of the free guide, “10 Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety Every Day,” available at

Dr. Gillihan completed his BA in French and biology at Indiana University, his MA in community counseling at The George Washington University, and his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

You can find Dr. Gillihan on the web at and on his blog, Think Act Be. He lives in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, with his wife and three children.

Dimensions and Characteristics of Retrain Your Brain PDF

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Althea Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 236 pages
  • International Standard Book Number-10 ‏ : ‎ 1623157803
  • International Standard Book Number-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1623157807
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.25 pounds
  • Book Name : Retrain Your Brain PDF

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tanyab “This book has some severely misogynistic case examples. It’s strange that content like this is published in the current day and age.
The example on the attached photo, paragraph two, starts the Breaking Negative Thought Patterns chapter. The rest of the chapter describes how the therapist helped Alex not to feel like a failure at work and like a horrible mother because she was so stressed out at work. All this based on her supervisor telling her that she needs to put in more hours including evenings and weekends because “women have to prove their dedication to their work to be taken seriously”. Really? What Alex should have been advised is to see HR to report a gender discrimination case.”


Evonna Bruner “I have to admit that I am skeptic when it comes to trying new things. I don’t like to try new foods, new shows, new places…nothing. I think it comes with the territory because trying new things can sometimes cause my anxiety to go into overdrive.

About two months ago, I was feeling like I needed more than therapy. I was doing okay, but I wanted to be better than okay. I did some research on books about depression and anxiety and I came across Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavior Therapy in 7 Weeks by Dr. Seth Gillihan. I can’t remember what caused me to jump right on ordering this book (it may have been the free shipping that came with my prime account), but that doesn’t really matter because it was meant for me to have this book.

I don’t think I have ever mentioned the fact that my bachelor’s degree is in psychology. I say that to say that one would think that I would have known about Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT as it is referred to in the book. But, sadly prior to ordering this book, I had not (I could blame that on the fact that I hated psychology in college, but that’s for another blog post).

Even though I ordered the book and awaited it’s arrival like a child waiting for Christmas, it took me a few days to crack it open. Not that there was anything wrong with the book itself, but it was skepticism about a workbook that could help me battle depression and anxiety that kept me from wanting to dive right in.

Without giving this workbook totally away, this workbook has been a LIFE CHANGER! A little disclaimer: I am in therapy and I see my therapist once a month at least. But, if it is any consolation, when I walked into my last therapy appointment with this book in my hand, my therapist informed me that she was in the process of ordering the SAME book. This further confirmed that I was on the right path.

The workbook is easy to digest, meaning it isn’t filled with scientific jargon that makes it hard to understand. It truly does empower people who suffer from depression and anxiety to learn how to be their own therapist by gaining the CBT skills to combat the negative, aggressive, and overwhelming thoughts and emotions that come with both.

Because of this book, my approach to new things has been different, my anxiety has decreased, and my negative thoughts don’t linger like they used to. It doesn’t mean that they aren’t there, but I can combat them like ninja when they hit me. I have also shared my work with my husband and it has helped him better support me.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who suffers from depression and anxiety.”


“Lots of very disappointing self-help books out there that promise to help you do things like “take charge of your adult ADHD,” “gain control of your anxiety” and “lift the fog of your depression,” but instead they merely take your money and offer nothing more than a bunch of history on the condition in question with a few anecdotal experiences sprinkled in for good measure. Thus far, all of the books I’ve purchased have turned out to be all fluff with no substance, providing no help at all. One disappointing waste of money after another. That is until I took a chance on “Retrain Your Brain.” Thank you whomever you are Seth Gillahan or whatever his name is lol. This book is structured. The author lets you know exactly what to expect from the book. He lets you know that he will provide a brief overview of CBT and why it works with brief information about depression and anxiety and then he will get into 7-weeks of giving you practical CBT skills to practice to improve your condition and functioning. You’ll work your week to week, much the same you would with a therapist.

For the record. I have ADHD. Anxiety and depression often comes along with that. I started CBT with a therapist about 2 months ago but my therapist is ermmm, not very good at her job let’s just leave it at that, so I am on the hunt for a new therapist. In the meantime I decided to check out some self-help books to help myself in the meantime but kept coming up short with crappy book after crappy book. Any way, this book has helped me more than my last 2 months of therapy. You won’t be cured of depression or anxiety in 7 weeks of course (and the author lets you know that so that you know what to expect). However, if you take your time and motivated to improve your condition, this book can help you get measurable relief and improve your daily life.”


Jonathan “If you have major depression, this book is absolute garbage and a total waste of time. I had high expectations because it’s backed by science and blah blah but it was a huge disappointment. For the first week, the author asks you to write the list of activities you like doing. The next week you basically just do more of the same activities you like doing. Really? If you’re suffering of a major depression you can barely get out of the bed in the morning. You basically just don’t want to live anymore. There is NOTHING you enjoy doing in life. Even eating food is boring because depression will kill your appetite. I spent the last 3 months doing absolutely nothing and watching TV the entire day. This book is not helping me to find new activities. Friends? We’re in a lockdown and I can’t see my friends. I have very few friends and this book isn’t helping me to meet more people.
This book is basically a succession of boring questions and asks you to set goals. If I were able to answer those questions myself I wouldn’t need to buy this book.”


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