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Short on time? Or maybe you’ve already read the book, but need a refresh on the most important takeaways. In a quick, easy listen, you can take the main principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain!
Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, has been gaining ground in popular self-help literature. A quick online search brings up several titles. Jason Satterfield's book Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain is a comprehensive course study of the therapy. It is a part of the Great Courses series of books and audiobooks. Over the span of twenty-four lectures, the author covers a range of topics, including the history of CBT, how CBT compares to other forms of therapy, and how CBT can be used for growth and improvement in different areas of life.
The central question of the book asks what can we change and what can we not change. Once we have determined that, we can respond to circumstances in a way that improves our quality of life. The author's stated goals for the course are to present the science of how we change and then give the reader a toolbox of strategies we can apply to our own lives. He believes that we can become our own therapist by using cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT.
This audiobook encapsulates key takeaways found in the original book. We’ve also provided an in-depth analysis as well as removing any fluff to save you hours of your time. If you’ve read the original, then this audio summary will help you solidify the most important lessons.