Ten Days to Self-esteem The Leader's Manual To date, Dr. David Burns's classic Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy has sold more than two and a half million copies. Many people are unaware of the real secret of this book's phenomenal success. Published studies have shown that two thirds of the depressed people who have read Dr. Burns's Feeling Good recovered on their own in just four weeks without any professional treatment at all! Even more astonishing is the fact that 77% of these readers maintained their positive outlook for at least two years after reading Feeling Good. That's why Feeling Good has become a perennial best-seller -- because this book provides hope, compassion, and actual healing for people suffering from depression. Now Dr. Burns offers a powerful new tool with the creation of his Ten Days to Self-esteem: The Leader's Manual. This book, along with the accompanying participant's workbook (Ten Days to Self-esteem), will show you how to develop exciting short-term groups -- based on the principles in Feeling Good -- that will help people from all walks of life overcome depression and develop greater self-esteem and greater joy in daily living. Extensive pilot testing of this program reveals that the groups are suitable for high-functioning, sophisticated people with mild mood problems as well as for less educated people and those with severe- emotional difficulties. The groups can be conducted by mental health professionals in a variety of settings, including: hospitals and clinics day treatment programs high schools and universities corporations twelve-step programs as well as other self-help organizations churches and synagogues correctional facilities HMOs and EAPs This is a time of great challenge for mental health professionals because of severe cutbacks in funding for psychiatric and psychological services. HMOs and other managed health care providers are asking, "Can you provide quality outpatient treatment in only a handful of sessions? Can you provide a meaningful and healing inpatient experience in a matter of days instead of weeks or months?" This book reveals an entirely new, cost-effective model for helping the majority of people quickly and compassionately. This ten-session training program includes topics such as: "The Price of Happiness" (Step 1) "How to Break Out of a Bad Mood" (Step 4) "Self-esteem -What Is It? How Do I Get It?" (Step 7) "The Perfectionist's Script for Self-defeat" (Step 8) "A Prescription for Procrastinators" (Step 9) "Self-esteem and Spirituality" (Step 10) This Leader's Manual contains clear and detailed instructions for every session in the program. Even if you do not have extensive group experience, the manual will show you how to make your very first group a resounding success. As you develop the program, you will be breaking new ground for people suffering from depression, loneliness, anxiety, and addictions who wish to enrich their lives and feel good about themselves once again!