Tuesday’s the day Feeling Great will be officially released on Amazon! I want to thank you for your support, which has kept Feeling Great consistently on the top of the “about to be released” best-seller categories at Amazon in the depression and anxiety categories. The publisher is already sold out, and has ordered a second large printing of hard bound copies.
The book is the culmination of my efforts to create faster and more effective treatments for depression and anxiety. The measure of success, for me, will be whether the new book will be helpful to individuals who are struggling with feelings of unhappiness and self-doubt, as well as therapists who are looking for new and more effective treatment techniques.
After I wrote Feeling Good, I had no idea if it would be helpful to anyone. Several weeks after it was released, I got a call from a medical student in Washington, DC, who said it had been really helpful for him, and he had a couple questions. I was so excited I kept him on the phone for more than two hours and gave him a free therapy session. I’ll be just as excited to hear from the first person who says that Feeling Great helped him or her as well!
If you have friends or colleagues who might benefit from a little mental tune-up, please send them this link. I am not an expert in marketing, but I do know that word of mouth has always been my main marketing tool, so you can definitely help, and perhaps change or even save the life of someone you care about, or someone you don’t even know!
PS Some of you could not find links to your invitation to the event at Book Passages in San Francisco Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 West Coast time (7 to 8:30 East Coast time), I apologize, the links were in the pictures, but sometimes the pictures do not automatically appear. Here are the links again:
I’ll be there with bells on. Maybe I’ll wear clothes as well.
No clothes, bells only, remember this is California! Warmly, david
Hey David, you are going to have great success with your new book and I am so happy for you and all that you do! You are the bomb!
Thanks, Mark! david
I don’t remember the last time I felt this excited! It seems like it just won’t come soon enough.
I have just recently heard of your books and started listening to the Feeling Good audiobook yesterday.
Looking forward to your latest research and techniques in Feeling Great! Will order a hard copy version this time to make it easier to follow the exercises and use the tools.
Thanks so much! Warmly, david
Dr. Burns, I am purchasing your new book to many family and friends who I know will benefit as their Christmas gift this year. I can’t wait to get my copy tomorrow.
Thank you! david
Anything that works for you is strongly recommended. I do a lot volunteer teaching, and also treat therapists and students for free, and i enjoy that a great deal! So go for it and let me know if it is effective! I often feel grateful for a lot of things, and people, and animals, like our cat, who “almost” loves me! david
Dr. Burns, I’m a big fan of your work, and have now finished “Feeling Great” and loved it. I know you approach depression from a clinical background, but do you think there is anything to be gained from a daily gratitude log, to go along with the daily mood log? It seems like my negative thoughts are automatic, and I have to work to counter them. Maybe, if I have to force myself to think of a few things I really am grateful in my life, instead of only focusing on countering the negative automatic thoughts, it would be beneficial? Also, is there a role for altruistic volunteering in aleviating depression? Thank you.