Quit Ruminating and Brooding

How Ruminating and Worry Work and What to Do to Overcome Them

by Olle Wadström



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/26/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781728381121
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781728381138
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781728381114

About the Book

Why can we not quit worrying and ruminating? Even though we want to quit ruminating, we spend a considerable amount of time doing it, days as well as sleepless nights. All in all, we can spend months and years of our lives ruminating and brooding, even though it only makes us feel worse. Why did I say that? Why did I not get that job? Why did he get a bigger raise than me? Don’t they like me? Kind advice from friends, and even from therapists, often contributes to making ruminations worse, rather than decreasing them. For instance, to use distraction in order to stop rumination can be relieving in the moment but is no cure. For lasting change, you have to teach your brain to stop producing discomforting thoughts. That is what this book is about. Olle Wadstrom explains why we ruminate, what drives ruminations, and why they are so hard to stop. He also provides different tools that are useful, as well as explanations as to why things should be done in the way he presents them. "I have been working with a patient with severe anxiety and depression problems, where ruminations have been very prominent. Progress with traditional CBT was quite small. After reading your book, I presented your model to the patient, who said he was willing to work with it. Pretty soon, we both noticed that it showed powerful results. Now, a while later, the results are incredible, almost like magic!" —Gudrun Hansson-Lönnqvist Socionom and licensed psychotherapist

About the Author

Olle Wadström is a licensed psychologist and therapist who specializes in CBT. He is an approved CBT counselor, a specialist in the fields of clinical psychology and pedagogic psychology. He is currently working as a psychologist, a CBT-therapist, a counselor, an author, and a teacher/lecturer with the company Psykologinsats AB. Visit: quitruminating.com or www.psykologinsats.se. An article by Olle Wadstrom that presents the scientific base for this book is available online at www.quitruminating.com, “Scientific base,” or just search for “When Mowrer is not enough.”