Mind Over Mood offers a wealth of practical, straightforward advice to succeed in achieving exactly what its subtitle promises: to change how you feel by changing the way you think. This guidance takes the form of reflective exercises and action plans to help readers to examine and dispute beliefs that are holding them back across a range of domains. It tackles depression, anxiety, anger, guilt and shame by means of a cognitive-behavioural approach. I was pleased to see that elements of positive psychology, such as keeping a gratitude journal, featured in the exercises. Strategies like these are to be commended, not only for increasing happiness and subjective wellbeing for those who practise them, but also for their other-centred focus, which offers another means of changing key beliefs about the self in relation to other people.
Bibliographical noteISSN: 1746-5729
- cognitive therapy