A Kind Thank You!

Hi everybody!

I wanted to share this lovely email with you. I receive quite a few like this, and thought I might publish one or two from time to time.

Dear David and Fabrice,

It is such a joyful experience to listen to you guys. I am thrilled by the content of the podcast as it touches every angle in my life and helps me cope with many of the challenges I am currently experiencing. But beyond the content and the serious topics you cover, it is the dynamics between you guys and the other co-therapists and guests you bring in that make it a rich, funny and heeling experience.

I find myself listening over and over to old episodes depending on the struggles I am having at certain periods of my life. The live sessions with Mark is where I found compassion towards myself, the session with Marilyn is where I realize that being kind and emphatic towards oneself is the key to heeling from years of self blame.

The vignettes you bring (and I really don’t care if you repeat yourself David) are interesting, informative and moving. Without them many topics in the podcast would just sound like text book material and would not be appealing to lame listeners like me.

So thanks a lot guys, and keep on the great work.

Alon, your listener from Israel …

Thanks, Alon. Your email means a lot to Fabrice and me!


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Upcoming Workshop Schedule

The following schedule will evolve as I add new workshops or update details. Check back here at times to stay informed.

December, 2018

Brief Therapy Conference, December 6 – 9, Burlingame, California

Sponsored by the Milton Erikson Foundation

I will be giving a Keynote Address on

Overcoming Therapeutic Resistance

on Sunday, December 9, 2018, from  2:30 – 3:30 PM

plus a two-hour workshop on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 10:45 AM – 12:45, with Dr. Jill Levitt on

Healing Yourself: A Live Demonstration of TEAM-CBT

plus two other presentations at this fantastic event.

I’ll also be doing a “Great Conversations” dialogue with Dr. Jeffrey Zeig on the treatment of addictions and the incredibly important concept of non-linear recovery.

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Another Cool Upcoming Workshop for YOU!


Powerful, Fast-Acting, Drug-Free Techniques 
to Defeat Anxiety & Worry

a 2-day workshop by David D. Burns, MD

November 29 and 30, 2018: San Francisco, CA
(in person only)


December 3 and 4, 2018: Portland, Oregon
(in person and live streaming)

PESI is proud to offer an exciting workshop by David Burns, M.D., a pioneer in the development of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Achieve rapid and lasting recovery with all your anxious clients, just as Dr. Burns has done in over 35,000 therapy sessions with severely troubled clients. Become skilled at treating every type of anxiety without drugs.

In this unique 2-day certificate course you’ll master more than 20 treatment techniques to help your clients eliminate the symptoms of anxiety quickly – even your most challenging, resistant clients.

Dr. Burns will illustrate concrete strategies that provide rapid, complete recovery and lasting change for your patients. You’ll learn…

  • How to integrate four powerful treatment models to eliminate symptoms.
  • How to enhance your client’s engagement in therapy.
  • How to develop a treatment plan that specifically targets each client’s unique problems and needs.
  • …and so much more!

David will provide you with guided instruction and share powerful video sessions that capture the actual moment of recovery. You will take away practical strategies to use immediately with any anxious client. Leave this certificate course armed with tools you can use in your very next session!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of America’s most highly acclaimed teachers!

Sponsored by PESI

To register, or for more information, call: 800-844-8260