In this podcast, David and Fabrice feature David’s recent interview on the topic of “Change your Thoughts, Change Your Life!” The interview was first published on Neil Sattin’s highly regarded Relationship Alive Podcast. Although some of the material may be familiar, there’s much that’s new, and you will enjoy the chemistry between Neil and David as they discuss each of the ten cognitive distortions and raise many challenging questions, such as:
- Is it really true that only our thoughts–and NOT external events–can change the way we feel?
- If someone has the belief, “I’m unlovable,” isn’t that type of thought immutable? How could you possibly change or modify a thought that may be rooted in traumatic experiences and so deeply embedded in a patient’s psyche?
- Should we try to change other people’s cognitive distortions, or just our own?
- How can we challenge each of the ten cognitive distortions?
And much more!
David’s first interview with Neil received more than 25,000 downloads in the first month, and this riveting interview promises to be every bit as popular. If you want to download a transcript of this exciting interview, you can do so at http://www.neilsattin.com/feelinggood2.
Next week we will begin an exciting series on the powerful role-playing techniques in TEAM-CBT, including
- Externalization of Voices (with Acceptance Paradox and Self-Defense Paradigm)
- Paradoxical Double Standard Technique
- Devil’s Advocate
- Forced Empathy
- Man from Mars
- And more
These episode will feature students and teachers in David’s Tuesday training group at Stanford, so you will get a taste of what an actual Tuesday group is like and see, first hand, how these methods work. They are unique to TEAM-CBT, and most have been created by Dr. Burns. We will also devote one episode to live Shame-Attacking Exercises, featuring the master of Shame Attacking, Dr. Joseph Towery, and we will all be out on the street doing Shame Attacking ourselves.
These episodes will be designed for therapists as well as your patients, and of course also for the general public.
Also Coming Soon!
May 20th, 2018 Advanced, High-Speed CBT for the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety A one day workshop by Drs. David Burns and Jill Levitt. 6 CE Credits, $135
You can join in person or online from wherever you live!
You will LOVE this workshop because you will learn and practice techniques you can use in your clinical practice, but you will also have the chance to do your own personal work! And you will also have the unique opportunity to experience the tag-team teaching of David and Jill working together!
Fabrice and I hope you like our Feeling Good Podcasts, and also hope you can leave some positive comments for us and five star ratings if you like what we’re doing!
At least one listener has had problems leaving an iTunes review from his i-phone, so Fabrice has created some simple to follow instructions if you need help.
Does chronic pain start as a thought? My affliction is low back pain that hasn’t any certain physical factual or definitive solution solutions. So why does my brain think pain?
No, physical pain does not begin with a thought. However, pain with no organic cause often results from negative feelings, like depression, anxiety, or anger, as well as problems in your life you are avoiding instead of dealing with them. Confronting these issues, and working to reduce or eliminate negative feelings, can often result in profound reductions in pain, and sometimes a complete elimination of pain. Negative feelings can magnify pain tremendously. David
Thanks, negative thinking takes a toll on the body. How we walk, sit and move can be a reflection of our thoughts. Then the damage is done. I am determined to work at it and reverse the self-inflicted physical damage. Thanks for all your help: the bookks, podcasts and blog and responding here. Rodney
You are very welcome! all the best, david