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post #13 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 07:43 PM
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Question about the CBT books...

I have the Feeling Good book, The Feeling Good Handbook, and the Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook. I did really good with the small yellow Feeling Good book, so I moved onto the larger Feeling Good Handbook. Halfway through the larger version, I stopped going to therapy because the book seemed to be what helped me, not the therapist. I felt so much better and was actually feeling partially cured. I stopped reading the books and now, I'm back where I began, if not worse. Now what? I guess I'm supposed to read the books again. How long will I have to continue rereading them? Do I just have to keep re-reading them until I have it all memorized and it comes as second nature to use the exercises in the books? Will I have to keep reading these books for the rest of my life? I want to be normal again.
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