Watch David and Mike on FB Live tomorrow,
April 22, 2018, at 3 PM (Pacific Time) as they discuss–
the “Self” and the Death of the Self
As early as 2500 years ago Buddhists began talking about the “Great Death” as the path to enlightenment. Many other religions and spiritual paths also talk about death and rebirth. But what do these concepts actually mean, and do they have anything to do with psychotherapy, or are they strictly spiritual concepts?
In his FB Live broadcast tomorrow, David and Mike Christensen will explore these concepts and focus on a number of specific questions.
- David claims there is not one, but four “Great Deaths” of the self, and they are involved in recovery from depression, anxiety disorders, relationship conflicts, and habits and addictions, respectively. What are these four Great Deaths?
- Many individuals struggling with depression or anxiety fear the judgement of others. Have you ever felt like others might judge you because your “self” is defective, inferior, or simply “not good enough.” How does one escape from this dilemma? Is it even possible? What if your “self” really isn’t good enough?
- Can the “self” be judged? Can you judge the worthwhileness of a human being, as opposed to the specific things we think, do or say? Does the “self” even exist?
David and Mike will discuss these questions from a practical, psychological, and spiritual perspective, and will include vignettes and examples to breathe life into the discussion, and to keep it practical.
You will also get an update and sneak preview of David’s new book, Feeling Great, currently in progress!
Some Cool Upcoming Workshops
Coming in May! Act fast if you want to join us!
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! Click here for registration information.
There are no spots left for the live workshop in Palo Alto, but we still have room for you to join us online. Mike Christensen and others will be available to help those who join online with the small group exercises in “virtual” rooms. In this workshop, you’ll have the chance to personal work, so you can boost your own feelings of confidence and self-esteem while at the same time learning tons of new tools that will greatly boost your clinical effectiveness!
Coming in June! One of my best two-day workshops ever!
“Scared Stiff: Fast, Effective Treatment for Anxiety Disorders”
a two-day workshop Sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates
June 4 -5, 2018 Calgary, Canada
June 6 – 7, 2018 Winnipeg, Canada
Mike Christensen and several others will be joining me at both locations to help out with supervision of the small group exercises. You’ll LOVE this workshop and you’ll learn TONS of powerful techniques to treat every type of anxiety. You’ll learn how to heal your clients and your own feelings of insecurity and self-doubt as well! And I’ll do a live demonstration at each location, to add some drama, illumination, and inspiration. Should be exciting! Hope you can join us!
I greatly appreciate your support, and hope you will continue to spread the word about TEAM-CBT and http://www.feelinggood.com. i am trying hard to reach as many people as possible with my free programming and blogs designed to help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and habits and addictions, as well as the therapists who treat them!
Would be great if you could find a Vedantist to be in on the conversation. The Buddhists may not believe in the ‘Self’, but the Vedantists say that is all there is.
Very interesting! Not familiar with Vedantist, but hope to learn more. Maybe I’ll try Wikipedia! Thanks so much! david
Here’s the link for other interested readers/listeners: https://www.facebook.com/1668554640107214/videos/1809611412668202/
David’s note: this is a link to my discussion of the four “great deaths” of the self with Mike Christensen, a highly esteemed colleague.
Thanks, dumky2! david