Many of you have responded with enthusiasm to my email about the Shame Workshop on Feb 5, 2023. Thank you! I’m psyched and grateful for you many warm comments!
Many of you asked if a video would be available in case you are in some other time zone. The answer is
If you roister, you will get a link to the video of the workshop for one month following the live event, so you CAN watch if you are no in a different time zone or have conflicting responsibilities on February 5.
We will NOT be repeating this workshop, however. We always do fresh, new workshops, and only about two per year.
If you cannot come in person and watch the video, the main differences is that you won’t be able to participate in the three breakout groups involving small group practice of three of three of the techniques we will teach you. If you have a friend, you might even want to practice with that person during the breakout groups.
In addition, if you want American CE credits, you must attend in person.
Jill and I hope you can join us. If interested, move fairly rapidly as seating will be limited due to the breakout groups and we don’t want you to miss out.
I think you will LOVE this workshop and feel incredibly inspired by Melanie, who you will meet in the amazing video clips you’ll see. The transformation you’ll observe is real and pretty jaw-dropping. A true “Feel Good” story!
In this new workshop, Jill and I will take you step-by-step through the case of Melanie, a prominent and beloved mental health professional who struggled with intense feelings of shame for decades. We will share dramatic video clips from our work with Melanie, emphasizing key features of her assessment, treatment, and relapse prevention. You will also have the chance to practice key techniques in small breakout groups and get feedback during the workshop.
This workshop will touch your heart!
You will LOVE Melanie and learn a ton!
You’ll learn how to:
Uncover feelings of shame using skillful empathy techniques
Bring resistance to conscious awareness and defeat it
Accurately pinpoint the thoughts that trigger feelings of shame, anxiety, inadequacy, and anger
Use the Paradoxical Double Standard, Externalization of Voices, and Feared Fantasy Techniques to crush feelings of shame.
Heal yourself while you learn to help your patients
Use interpersonal exposure techniques to help your patients confront their fears and reduce shame
Plus, we’ve added a FREE *BONUS* Pre-Workshop
Crash Course in
Core Skills for Effective Therapy—$100 value.
This 5-hour (5 CE*) training will teach you the essential skills you need to be an effective therapist. Completion of the free Home Study Crash Course plus attendance at the February 5th workshop will earn you Level 1 TEAM-CBT Certification—at no additional cost!
You can get this all (12 hours of training) for just $165 (only $135 with the Early Bird Pricing!)
Dear Dr Burns, I am reading your first book Feeling Good and getting alot out of it. Why do you suppose you can break through addictive thinking so fast when other programs make it sound like it a lifelong process or a lengthy one. This really bothers me becasuse so many people are wasting their times with incompetent therapists and we live in a cultural myth where everyone says get therapy and it can and does oftentimes do more harm than good. I have seen so many times where the threrapist misses claringly obvious pathology and says or you are doing great and other times the person is decompensating and the therapist says you are doing good. All seen through a biased eye by the therapist and the believed love of their chosen beliefs. Dangerous.
Sadly, I agree that there is a lot of therapy going on that’s not terribly helpful, and a lot of therapists who do not use the assessment tools I have developed that would allow them to assess their actual effectiveness at every session with every patient. Puzzling! Could it be that some therapists do not want to know, or do not want to be accountable?
Question: Where would medicine be without assessment devices, like the thermometer, X-ray, and so forth? Answer: It would still be in the dark ages!
Question: Where would psychotherapy (AND psychiatry) be without assessment devices, like the Brief Mood Survey, Patient’s Evaluation of Therapy Session, and so forth? Answer: It would still be in the dark ages!
Dear David, They dont want to be held accountable for their crap. I agree with assessment however I do not know your approach.
Dear David, I dont think they want to be held accountable. I know the therapist that harmed me was so into her crazy therapy and cult therapy about the parents being the cause of your problems that I have seen this pattern numerous times yet scientific studies and competent people in the field have ruled that out. They remain in denial because they dont even know they are practicing pseudoscience and indoctrinating people into a delusional belief system. I agree with assessment but I dont know your methods. I go by reality and how the person is functioning and feeling that way. Reality is the truth and only the truth can set you free. I am past that narcisstic friend now. I can see how looney she was and how she appeared so normal and wasnt. She doesnt even have insight into the patterns she still has to this day and finds them perfectly normal. The agression, antisocial and violent passive aggressive thinking is very troublesome. I see what you mean about it being interesting but I do not hold out hope for people with this level of narcissism. My marriage and relationship with our child is going back to normal again as I am. She was so intrusive, controlling and domineering. Glad to be rid of her.
Sadly, the world is loaded with people who are pretty bizarre in their thinking, and this includes shrinks for sure! Perhaps all of us to some extent! Best, david
My approach is pretty well spelled out in my books, like Feeling Great, for example. All the best, david
Also, you can listen to live therapy sessions on my weekly podcasts. See list on my website, feelinggood.com. Thanks! db