In this Podcast, Dr. Burns describes his work with a severely depressed, suicidal, hospitalized woman with rapidly cycling bipolar illness, who’d had 15 years of failed treatment with drugs and psychotherapy. She was telling herself:
This f___ing disease has ruined my life.
I’m a burden to my family.
My family and doctors would be better off if I were dead.
She was absolutely convinced that each of these negative thoughts was 100% true. Dr. Burns used several T.E.A.M. methods to help her challenge those thoughts, including Identify the Distortions, Examine the Evidence, the Experimental Technique, the Externalization of Voices, and the Acceptance Paradox. Listen to this podcast and find out about the shocking and rather unexpected impact of those techniques.
Thank you for sharing, I will use this with my clients 🙂
Thanks so much! And if they will give a top rating, and write a brief review, that will help us move up in the ratings. i hope the podcasts are helpful to your patients, and interesting. All the best, david
Thank you for this podcast. I’ve been struggling with overwhelming anxiety periodically. When I heard it’s OK to have anxiety as long as I’m not stuck in it, and it doesn’t have to be an all or nothing thing I curled up on the floor and cried because I’ve been feeling guilty about feeling anxious And afraid. David.
Thanks for you comment. You might like my book, When Panic Attacks! All the best, david
Thank you Dr. Burns. I will indeed get that book. David Elliott
Let me know what you think. You can link to it on amazon from my books page on my website. david
Ordered Feeling Good and When Panic Attacks via Amazon.
Thank you Dr Burns!
Thanks, let me know what you think! d