Practical but pretty and a great starting point for change that could be used even at times when change feels impossible.
Jennifer Guest's latest workbook is an engaging, creative and easily accessible introduction to depression. It successfully combines evidence-based strategies from cognitive behavioural therapy with thought-provoking art therapy exercises to help the reader understand and manage mild depression. Once again, Jennifer highlights the mental health benefits of art for all irrespective of individual artistic skill.
If you are a visual learner this book is an excellent, fun, easy to follow description of the varied ways CBT can help with mild to moderate depression. So get doodling your way back to good mental health!
As someone who has suffered from depression, I have completed a few cognitive behavioural workbooks in my time. Trouble is they tend to be dull, if worthy. Which is why I love this art version. It the scientific deal, but it is fun to colour in and complete. At the end I felt happier and calmer - and it had not felt like work.