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I'm Not Okay and That's Okay: Mental Health Microskills to Deal with Life's Inevitable Struggles (Paperback)
For those days when you feel like you just can't take it anymore...
Everybody struggles. Whether you're breaking down in tears at the grocery store, on the verge of cussing out your toxic family member or coworker, screaming at cars in traffic, or feeling completely alone and friendless on a Saturday night--we've ALL been there. The struggle is REAL. And it's okay to NOT feel okay sometimes. Fortunately, there are simple ways to help you identify and improve your negative thoughts, calm the chaos of emotional overwhelm, and feel better quickly. This portable pick-me-up is just what you need.
I'm Not Okay and That's Okay offers in-the-moment microskills--little strategies for big change--based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and real-life experience. With this go-to guide, you'll learn to recognize unhelpful thinking patterns; cope with feelings of sadness, anger, worry, fear, and frustration; and improve your relationships. Most importantly, you'll uncover the root cause of why you feel the way you do, what's making you feel worse, and how you can deal with these intense feelings in healthier ways.
We live in an era of extreme emotions. The world is rapidly changing and becoming more and more uncertain. But you can stay grounded--even when everything around you is spiraling out of control.
You've got this. And this fun, heartfelt guide has your back.
About the Author
Steff Du Bois, PhD, (he/they) is a clinician with their own private practice, and associate professor of psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). They have published over forty peer-reviewed manuscripts, presented research at numerous national and international conferences, and received multiple research grants to fund their work. After earning their doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago, they now lead the Du Bois Health Psychology Laboratory. There, they mentor graduate and undergraduate psychology students, and conduct health psychology research using community-based participatory research approaches to examine health behaviors, health equity, and health in romantic relationships.