Feeling Good Podcast
Episode #300: Celebrating Five Million Plus
In today’s podcast, we celebrate, thanks to Rhonda and Fabrice, our 300th podcast, featuring some of our most beloved guests since our first podcast on October 27, 2016. We began with Fabrice Nye, who describes the birth of the Feeling Good Podcast, and two of our favorite and most popular guests, Drs. Matthew May and Jill Levitt. The schedule for all of the guests appears below.
The featured guests include Fabrice Nye, Matthew May, Jill Levitt, Angela Krumm, Lorraine Wong, Kyle Jones, Brandon Vance, Heather Clague, Leigh Harrington, Sarah Hester, Brian Wright, Mark Noble, Thai-An Truong, Stirling Moorey, Rose Markotic, Mark Taslimi, Sunny Choi and Elizabeth Dandenell.
|1:30-1:45||Fabrice Nye, The father of us all! #177, Research in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
Matt May, co-therapist with David: live therapy with Marilyn & me,
Many, many Ask David episodes,
#265, Exposure to Leeches with Danielle Kamis
Jill Levitt, David’s co-therapist doing personal work with David, plus
#146, When Helping Doesn’t Help
|1:45-2:00||Angela Krumm (#270-losing weight & flirting),
Lorraine Wong (#155-treating emotional eating &
Kyle Jones (Dating strategies, #151-Treating LGBTQ,
#157-Psychotherapy Training, and #267-Talking to loved ones who criticize your sexual orientation
#160 Listening to the Music of TEAM
#161, Music under what someone is saying
#249, Report on Feeling Great Book Clubs
#260, TEAM games (with Amy Spector)
Heather Clague-(All of the above except #249)
|2:10-2:20||Leigh Harrington, #279, Goal setting for Habits & Addictions
Sarah Hester,#181, Live therapy, treatment of panic and insecurity, #193, Relapse
|2:20-2:30||Brian Wright, #235, Anger in Marriage/5 Secrets Revisited|
|2:30-2:40||Mark Noble, #100, The New Micro-Neurosurgery,
#167, TEAM and the Brain,
#275, His latest thinking on how the molecular biology of stress & learning are consistent with TEAM, plus his chapbook on TEAM
Thai-An Truong, #178, co-therapist with David at Atlanta Intensive Social Anxiety Be Gone,
#218, Postpartum Depression,
#264, How to get laid with help from the 5-Secrets
#283, The “O” of OCD
|2:40-2:50||Stirling Moorey, #280, A Beloved Voice from the past,
#289 & 290, A case of social anxiety, personal work with Anita
|2:50-3:00||Rose Markotic, #252 & 253, Sadness as Celebration
Mark Taslimi, #29-35, Live sessions with Mark, “I’m a failure as a father.”
#141, 2-Year follow up “I’ve been a failure as a father.”
|3:00-3:10||Sunny Choi, #214 & 215, The Approval Addiction
Elizabeth Dandenell, #240 & 241, struggling with anxiety and fear of poverty.
Rhonda, Fabrice and I want to thank all of our guests who have contributed so generously to our efforts, and to all of you, who have supported us!
Most of the guests today have done personal work with David, often with Jill, Matt, or Rhonda as co-therapists, and almost all had some version of “I’m not good enough” when they were upset, and all found solutions to this which expanded their humanness and deepened their skills as TEAM therapists. Our guests who did personal work were asked how things had been for them since doing that work, and they all reported that the results have been long-lasting, even permanent!
In the following email I just received, Dr. Matthew May shared some feelings about today’s show.
I like the show notes and approve of their humble nature. Brevity is the soul of wit!
If I were to edit anything, and I’m not sure that I would, it would be to list all the names of all the excellent folks who participated, in the first paragraph.
My sense is that it was their vulnerability, as well as their willingness to do challenging personal work, that led to enduring improvements in mood, relationships and lives.
I thought it was the personal endorsements and descriptions of how TEAM has improved their lives, that were the most compelling themes of the podcast.
Adding to this, it goes without saying, that none of this would have happened without you, David. You created this model of therapy for one thing. You also created this community of people. As you said before the podcast started, the most meaningful and important part of all of this has been the relationships and friendships that have developed as a result of this work. (I’m paraphrasing and not doing a very good job of it, sadly!).
In any case, I caught myself wondering if this format of therapy, one that is public and open, might be the future. Meaning, instead of hiding our flaws and insecurities behind closed doors, if we might continue to attack the shame and stigma of “mental illness” by exposing it to the light of day, realizing that there was nothing to be ashamed of or afraid of, only opportunities to connect and be in the good company of other flawed, imperfect souls, just like us.
Fabrice replied to Matt:
Early Christians were doing their confessions in public—why not? ☺
Our numbers continue to grow each month, so please continue to tell your friends about us. We do not accept commercial advertising, something Fabrice suggested early in our development, so you are our only marketing team, and we thank you for sticking with us and sending us so many beautiful emails, reporting your responses to our shows, asking questions, and suggesting new topics.
Our audience consists of lay people looking for personal healing as well as mental health professionals looking for new treatment tools as well as their own personal healing.
Warmly, Fabrice, Rhonda, Matt and David
Dr. Rhonda Barovsky practices in Walnut Creek, California. Due to Covid-19 restrictions she sees people via Zoom, and in person. She can be reached at email@example.com. She is a Level 5 Certified TEAM-CBT therapist and trainer and specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Check out her new website: www.feelinggreattherapycenter.com.
You can reach Dr. Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Congratulations Dr. Burns!!! You are a gift to us and to the world.
Thanks for your kind comment! Warmly, david
I look forward to Episode #???: The Roast of David Burns
Absolutely! I can already feel the heat! d
Dear David, I have a terrible fear of psychosis that really interferes with my life. I had a Psychiatrist tell me that it has to do with problem solving dealing with stress and being strong willed. Another one said that it was organic and that there is nothing you can do about it and another one said there is nothing you can do about it. So what do you thing. For me I believe the first Psychiatrist. When I do that all is well and I am confident and strong and have control over my life.
Thanks you. The fear of psychosis is a common symptom of anxiety and panic attacks. I have a lot of information on this in my book, When Panic Attacks. Also, in Feeling Great, you can see that all of your negative “symptoms” are the expression of your strengths and what is most beautiful and awesome about you. So your first shrink was on the right track for sure! Being strong-willed can be a good thing, that’s for sure, but anxiety always results from other strengths as well. There are roughly 40 anti-anxiety techniques in When Panic Attacks. Thanks again, Debby!
Dear David, the thing is I did go psychotic but it was was the psychiatrist was saying. I wasnt dealing with problems and stress right and I was making to much out of things. Plus I wasnt thinking realistically and letting to much bother me. That is why I decided to let the past three years go and forgive myself. I also decided to forget them because there is no value in it. That is why I took my real self back. Because I dont have any problem that way. Plus getting rid of that terrible therapist I had got rid of a delusion plus all the obsessions and ruminations too. It was all part of it. I got the book and I am reading it. Thank you PS I forgot all the phone calls I made to this very strange hotline who werent in my opinion well trained or beneficiall. Plus it kept reinforcing the fear and the negative! They were enabling it.
Thanks, makes sense! All the best, david