Feeling Good Podcastby: Gerald Lee Jordan
date: 3 July 2021 (NZT)
edit: 3 July 2021 (NZT)
Feeling Good Book
I first read the Feeling Good text back when I studied counselling years ago. I was looking into Cognitive Therapy (sometimes referred to as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for the first time. This book introduced well the sorts of "distorted" or "dysfunctional" thinking that can lead to mental suffering. The last section, from memory, dealt with pharmacological support and this was of less interest to me, but overall a good read. The book has an accompanying workbook, which can be used to work - either on your own or with bibliotherapy with clients - to begin to catch your thoughts that precede emotions and begin to understand and alter those that are not working for you.
Feeling Good Podcast
I was excited to find this podcast featuring the author of the Feeling Good text. David is insightful, speaks clearly and provides examples (sometimes the examples are anecdotal and arguably lacking depth). The podcast is created for a wider audience than therapists, but can provide some avenues for further exploration by therapists. There are hundreds of episodes available and I would recommend starting from the beginning podcast in the series.
The podcast on Spotify
If you want an introduction to Cognitive Therapy by one of the individuals who helped create it, I would recommend David's book and podcast, followed by reviewing the texts of Aaron and Judith Beck.
Gerald Lee Jordan, MBA, MEd, MCouns ❤️