The Institute for CENT is committed to producing a range of books on
Cognitive Emotive Narrative Therapy. So far - in October 2012 - five books have been written, and one adopted, as shown
"Thank you, I received the happiness book.
(I have already read the stress book and the anxiety book). Thank you also for the quality and quantity of your work.
Your books are worth much more than the price set because they are very, very effective. Good work!" P.J., Arizona,
ebook No.6 is now available:
Creating Joy: How to be much happier, right now! by Dr Jim Byrne
The main aim of this book is to spread
happiness. Not just any old hedonistic happiness, excitement, or thrill seeking; but rather pro-social,
moral, sustainable happiness, in line with the insights of Positive psychology, Buddhist psychology, Stoic philosophy and
various forms of Rational and Narrative therapy, and the two major systems of writing therapy (the scientific and the artistic).
In this book you will find a twelve week program which is designed to help you to manage your life
in such a way that you can reduce your unhappiness and increase your happiness. You will learn simple techniques that
can produce almost immediate improvements that will astound you.
Creating Joy: How to be much happier, right now!
CENT e-book No.5: How to Control Your Anxiety:
A rational approach using REBT/CBT
In this manual, I want to do two things: (1) To present a basic understanding
of the Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT/CBT) approach to dealing with anxiety’; and (2) To provide a set of exercises for you to do so that you can learn
how to analyze your problems with anxiety; identify solutions; and implement those solutions so as to eliminate your anxiety.
In that way, you can become your own “counsellor”, in the area of anxiety and fear, because you can learn
to fix your own emotional and behavioural problems.
For further information, please go to How to control your anxiety...
CENT e-book No.4: Blue Bear Goes East, by Daniel O'Beeve
Revised and expanded edition of Daniel O'Beeve's
memoir. The Institute for CENT agreed to publish this somewhat fictionalized memoir of Daniel O'Beeve's childhood in
Ireland, because of its psychologically curative potential. All humans live within stories, and stories are the medium
through which we understand ourselves and each other. And some stories contribute greatly to our emotional development
and maturity. This story has the potential to change the reader in significant ways. This second edition has four new
components: The Editors Explanatory Notes; the Publisher's Foreword; the Author's Foreword; and an Epilogue by the publisher.
For further information about this book, see this memoir of childhood in Ireland
CENT book No.3: Chill Out: How to Control Your
Stress Level, and to Have a Happier Life
Third revised and expanded edition: 2012. The purpose of this book is to teach the reader what stress is, and
how to combat it. It contains eighteen techniques for reducing physical and mental strain, and to enhance environmental control.
It is written in the form of a self-help manual, with spaces for self-reflection exercises. However, it could also be used
by counsellors, counselling students, and interested others, as a means to learn, understand and present the CENT approach to
Stress Management in counselling, coaching and therapy contexts. If you need to control your stress, or you want to
help others to do so, then this book will help you.
further information on this book, go to Chill Out: How to Control Your Stress Level...
CENT e-book No.2: CENT Counselling: How to apply Cognitive Emotive Narrative Therapy in Counselling and Self-help
This is a popular introduction to the theory and practice of Cognitive Emotive Narrative Therapy (CENT), which
is a highly effective new philosophy of life, and psychological system of therapy.
For further information on this book, please click here.
CENT e-book No.1: The Theoretical Grounding of CENT
This is a mammoth work of more than 500 pages. If you are determined to explore the foundations
of CENT in some detail, then this is the book for you. But most readers would be better off getting the more popular
book -No.2: How to apply CENT - above.
Byrne, J. (2010)
Therapy after Ellis, Berne, Freud and the Buddha: the birth of Cognitive Emotive Narrative Therapy
(CENT). Hebden Bridge: The Institute for CENT.
Forthcoming Books on CENT
There are also three other books on
applied CENT in the pipeline:
7. *Coming sooner*:
Marital Bliss: How to be a great couple. By Dr Jim Byrne.
Hebden Bridge: I-CENT Publications.
8. *Coming Soon*:
How to Control Your Anger: A holistic/CENT approach. By Dr Jim
Byrne. Hebden Bridge: I-CENT publications. Description: This book is presently being expanded and rewritten.
9. Think Your Way to Improved Self Confidence. By Dr
Jim Byrne. Heben Bridge: I-CENT Publications. Description: This book
is currently scheduled for complete revision.
For information about the nature of CENT counselling, please take a look at 'What is CENT?'