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More Exciting Developments–More Live Therapy Coming Soon!

And a neat new poll for you!

The following is a poll concerning the teachings of the ancient Greek Stoic philosopher, Epictetus. In his classic book The Enchiridion, he wrote that people are disturbed, not by things, but by the views we take of them. In other words, it is impossible, according to Epictetus, to have any kind of feeling without first having a thought about what’s happening. This is the basic premise of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) that I wrote about in my first book, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. In theory, this is an empowering idea, since we often can’t change reality, but we can change the way we think and feel about what’s happening.

But lots of people just don’t buy it. They argue that when something genuinely horrible happens, your negative emotions, such as depression, anxiety, anger anger are directly caused by the actual event. You, too, may believe that negative feelings are sometimes inevitable, and that it isn’t necessary to first have a negative thought before you can feel upset.

What do you think? Take this poll and let me know!

There is a reason for this poll, beyond intellectual curiosity. This is part 1 of an informal experiment. I am going to repeat this poll, probably in August of 2017, after the next live therapy podcasts with a woman named Marilyn who is facing a truly catastrophic event. Dr. Matthew May and I treated Marilyn last Saturday morning at my home, and the entire session will be presented in three consecutive podcasts with commentary.

You can repeat the poll if you like at the end of the therapy with Marilyn, and we’ll see if you thinking has changed, or remains the same!

Also, stay tuned for these Feeling Good Podcasts featuring our live work with Marilyn. I think you will find the podcasts shocking, riveting, and inspiring, and hopefully helpful when you are facing traumatic events in your own life! These podcasts will be special!

Three Exciting Developments Now!

Hi web visitors,

Here is development #1: I am thrilled to announce that my free “Feeling Good Podcasts” with host, Dr. Favrice Nye, now feature LIVE THERAPY! Recently, I completed a session with my co-therapist, Dr. Jill Levitt, and our “patient,” a physician colleague who has felt like a failure in his role as a father–in spite of his many achievements in his career. Many of us (including yours truly) know how intense that pain can be of feeling that you are defective, or that you have not lived up to your goals in life. I think you will find the session heartwarming, inspiring, and educational, especially if you want to learn more about how to use TEAM-CBT in your personal life or in your clinical work with clients. Drs. Nye, Levitt, and I are tremendously grateful to our “patient” for making himself vulnerable so that others can see how the new techniques actually work in real-world settings.

The initial response has been tremendous. You can find the first one if you CLICK HERE! You can find all 30 + of the Feeling Good Podcasts if you CLICK HERE!

Development #2 is that my article, “When Helping Doesn’t Help,” is the featured article in the March / April (40th Anniversary edition) of the Psychotherapy Networker magazine. I am very honored and proud to have the chance to publish in that prestigious magazine. The article describes the research and clinical experience that led to the evolution of TEAM-CBT, and includes a beautiful and inspiring vignette of a woman treated successfully in a single (extended length) therapy session for severe depression and anxiety following decades of violent abuse. CLICK HERE to link to the article.

I want to thank the editor, Richard Simon, who planted the seed and pushed me to write the article! This will be a chance to spread the word about TEAM-CBT, since they reach out to a huge number of practicing clinicians.

And here is development #3: My article entitled,  “Can depression be successfully treated in two hours? TEAM therapy provides hope for high-speed recovery without drugs” is featured in the current issue of the The Therapist: Magazine of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. If you’d like to read it, CLICK HERE! 

Thanks!

David

Welcome!

I am posting a great deal of exciting information on my blog pages, and you will also find my free weekly podcasts there. There are six categories for therapists, patients, and the general public, including:

  • Ask Dr. David
  • The Feeling Good Podcast
  • The Feeling Good Blog
  • Secrets of Self-Esteem
  • The Ten Worst Errors Therapists Make
  • The Lost Chapters

In my Ask Dr. David blog, I answer questions from visitors like you. For example,

  • Is Love an Adult Human Need?
  • Can you Treat an Addiction to Romantic Fantasies?
  • Why Do We Act in Such an Illogical Way?
  • Does Tapping Work?
  • And more

Maybe you will submit a question!

In my Feeling Good Blog, I discuss fascinating and controversial topics such as

  • Why Does Therapy Fail? What’s the Solution?
  • Anxiety and Magical Thinking
  • Photos and Reports from the Sunday Hikes
  • Can Depression and Anxiety Really Be Treated in a Single Extended Therapy Session
  • Escape from the Abuse Contract
  • Should We Try to be Happy All the Time?
  • And more

Take a look!

In my popular weekly Feeling Good Podcasts with Dr. Fabrice Nye, I discuss all the latest developments in TEAM-CBT, and nearly every podcasts features an inspiring vignette that brings topics and therapy methods to life. This podcast is for therapists and intelligent patients, and covers topics such as

  • You FEEL the Way You THINK
  • You can CHANGE the way you FEEL!
  • Negative and Positive Distortions
  • The Eight Most Common Types of Therapeutic Resistance
  • How to Overcome Therapeutic Resistance
  • The Five Secrets of Effective Communication
  • And more.

The Feeling Good Podcasts also feature actual live therapy, so you can see for yourself exactly how the super-fast TEAM-CBT actually works. Take a listen!

FeelingGood.Com Tops 2 Million hits, and > 700,000 Visitors!

I am proud to announce that my website has now had 2 million hits and more than 700,000 visitors. Thanks For the support! In addition, my books, Feeling Good and the Feeling Good Handbook have sold more than 5 million copies in the United States, and many more worldwide, and my Feeling Good Podcasts with host, Dr. Fabrice Nye, now enjoy 60,000 to more than 70,000 downloads per month.

Every day, visitors from more than 25 countries worldwide stop by. I hope you enjoy the many free resources for therapists, patients, and for the general public, and will become a regular here! At the top of the column to the right of this page, you can sign up for email notifications every time I publish something new.

David Burns, MD

Important Announcement–

David has a new blog showing how TEAM-CBT works, and addressing the question “Can Depression Really Be Treated in a Single, Two-Hour Therapy Session?” The blog was based on an interview with Lisa Kelley, a certified TEAM-CBT therapist and former journalist from Littleton, Colorado.

Check it out!

And while we’re on this topic, this is a heart-warming note from Lisa Kelley that you might enjoy!

I FELL IN LOVE WITH DAVID BURNS AT THE PARK HILL LIBRARY

Posted on December 25, 2016 by lisakelleytherapy

“Just one look. That’s all it took,” as the song goes. And I fell head over heels in love with Dr. David Burns at the Park Hill Library in Denver. It’s been 25 years, and I’m still as passionate as the day we met.

Nine months pregnant, hot, exhausted and depressed, I waddled into the 1920 Spanish Renaissance branch of the Denver Public Library with what felt like a Butterball turkey strapped to my waist. My two preschool daughters each took a hand and we trudged into the blessedly air-conditioned library for story time.

Perchance, I glanced to my left and saw the blue words “Feeling Good” on a yellow book beckoning me to come hither. Without hesitation, I breathlessly said, “Yes, yes.! I want to feel good!” And then he swept me away with words of hope, encouragement and the belief I was good enough. I was worthy. And my life was worth living.

That was 25 years ago, and my passion for the work of Stanford Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus David Burns, MD  is as ardent as that moment I laid my eyes on him. Picking up that book changed my life and kept me from sinking like theTitanic into the dark, cold depressive ocean following a traumatic corporate restructuring.  It allowed me to talk back convincingly to the relentless, cunning voice in my head whispering, “You’re a bad person.” “You’re not good enough.” “Nobody likes you.”

Learning to challenge “Neville the Devil” as I now call that convincingly abusive voice, helped me survive major depression, amplified by terrifying postpartum anxiety without the help of drugs or a straightjacket. I hung on by my fingertips and was able to pull myself back into the boat. I promised myself I would one day help others buffeted by depression, anxiety, shame and guilt.

I left my stressful career in corporate communications, delivered my son, and went back to graduate school to become a psychotherapist. And I’ve devoted this chapter of my career to voluntarily publicizing his TEAM-CBT, also referred to as “CBT on steroids.” So don’t be surprised when I pop up here and there, bringing good tidings of therapeutic training, intensive therapy opportunities, and joy from The Feeling Good Institute http://www.feelinggoodinstitute.com/. It’s all about what I love to do, and what makes me very, very happy.

But every step forward personally and professionally has been terrifying. I fearfully put one foot in front of the other and put myself out there.  Last year, I invited Dr. Burns to present his trauma workshop here in Denver. I really didn’t know him at all; I only had participated in his four-day intensive workshop and an anxiety workshop in London.

One morning, I woke up and heard myself ask, “Can depression really be treated in two hours?” I grabbed my laptop and fired off a series of confrontational questions to David, as I now informally call him, challenging him as a critical reporter –one of my former personas. Back and forth we went, pushing and pulling, until finally, we published our controversial interview, “Can Depression Really Be Treated in Two Hours?  Click here to check it out!

What a gift it was to open on Christmas morning!

Today David, psychologist Dr. Fabrice Nye and I published an interview about our article on their new Feeling Good Podcast https://feelinggood.com/category/podcast/. And that was not as easy at it sounds. It would be analogous to singing on stage with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.  But I heard David’s voice, “You have to face the monster and find the monster has no teeth.”

So I faced the fear of stuttering, stammering and freezing. I once again asked myself, “Why not me? I can do this. Be bold.” And then I dove into the deep end of the pool with David guiding and shaping the conversation as only an experienced teacher can do. And then the self-consciousness melted away as I danced with a partner who knew all the steps.

Feeling Good  The New Mood Therapy, published in 1980, saved my life and many of the clients I have worked with as a psychotherapist. We have voyaged over really rough waters in tiny boats with Feeling Good as our guide. Many people are alive today after reading that self-help book and using the cognitive behavioral skills he helped pioneer. They are equally as grateful, and that explains why so many people love this irascible fellow for his wisdom, humor and generosity.

So it really was more than just one look. It was just one book. That’s all it took.

Important Announcement — The Feeling Good Podcast is now live on iTunes and totally free of charge!!!

feeling-good-logo-2000x2000Message: Dr. David Burns’ new Feeling Good Podcast is now available on iTunes! This podcast brings a wealth of information to therapists and to the general public alike about the latest methods for overcoming depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and habits and addictions. Dr. Burns and his host, Dr. Fabrice Nye, also describe the new TEAM-CBT treatment model with lively, inspiring anecdotes and demonstrations.

To check it out, click here!

If you like it, rate and review the Feeling Good Podcast on iTunes or your podcast directory of choice every time you listen to an episode. If you give us a 5-star rating (or whatever is the max), it will help us spread the word about TEAM-CBT!

But just as importantly, we want you to help shape the content of our show. What psychological or therapeutic issues would you like to hear about? Do you have a story to tell? We invite you to go to the Feeling Good Podcast right here on this website and leave your comments.

Thanks! David and Fabrice

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By the way, someone left this message on my Facebook page: “You can download any podcast app – like CastBox or Podcast Addict and then from there, search for David’s podcast by name! Can’t wait to tune in.” David

Welcome to my website.

I appreciate your visit. Here you will find resources for clinicians and the general public alike, including:

For therapists

For patients as well as the general public

Check out my new Feeling Good Podcast series for therapists and for the general public!

Recognition for Feeling Good Blogs and Podcasts

Comment: Dear Dr. Burns,
Feeling Good was listed as one of the very best psychology blogs of 2016 in our recent article! Feeling Good was included in our “For Professionals” category, and our editors highlighted the blog’s focus on the world of psychotherapy. Please feel free to post this article on your blog or social media.
Best regards, Pam Beiler
Communications Manager, http://www.online-psychology-degrees.org/

Feeling Good Institute: Treatment and Training

To find therapists trained in Dr. Burns’ new T.E.A.M. Therapy, visit the website for the Feeling Good Institute (FGI.) The institute is located near El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California, and offers individual therapy as well as Intensives for individuals who do not live in this area. To watch a brief video describing the treatment programs at the FGI, click here.

The Feeling Good Institute also offers training programs for mental health professionals, along with a certification program in T.E.A.M. Therapy. To learn more about TEAM Therapy and how it has evolved from CBT, click here. To learn more about the training and certification programs, contact Angela Krumm, PhD at the Feeling Good Institute. To watch a brief video describing the training programs at the FGI, click here.

Unlimited Free Training by Dr. Burns and his colleagues

To learn more about free T.E.A.M. Therapy training programs for students and community therapists directed by Dr. Burns and May at the Stanford Medical School, plus other in-person and online psychotherapy training programs in the Bay Area and nationwide, click here.

David’s Recent TV Interview

Hi folks,

A few of you asked for this link to my TV interview  with Dr. Foojan Zeine recently (May 2015). She broadcasts to an international audience of Iranian folks primarily.

One of my colleagues has suggested, “You may want to skip past the non-TEAM material by starting at 6:27. Use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMer9Dxx91Q&t=6m27s

I hope you enjoy the show. Dr. Zeine does a terrific job, and gave me a chance to preent an overview of the newly developed T.E.A.M. therapy approach.

David

David’s Even More Recent TV Interview

In October of 2015 I taped a 30-minute TV show along with Karen, a clinical psychologist, in our training program, or the TV show, Lifestyle Magazine. The show originates out of Los Angeles and was shown nation-wide recently. Here’s a link to the show that was aired in March of 2016.

Grab a cup of coffee and watch David Burns on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Lifestyle Magazine show “Mood Therapy.”  

http://www.lifestyle.org/article/347/the-show/program-archives/lifestyle-magazine-2016-season/mood-therapy

In the show, Karen and I describe the new, ultra-rapid T.E.A.M. therapy for depression. The staff and hosts were extremely friendly, and I was grateful to have had this opportunity to get our message out to the general public. We want more people to learn about T.E.A.M., and the significant breakthrough in treatment that is now possible. In the show, we describe the treatment of a woman struggling with nine years of intense sadness, guilt, anxiety and anger following a horrible trauma involving her daughter. She courageously agreed to volunteer as the “patient” for a live demonstration of T.E.A.M. during my recent San Francisco intensive this summer at the South San Francisco Conference Center. All of her symptoms vanished in just a single session and she has maintained that phenomenal change ever since. My co-therapist for the session was Dr. Jill Levitt, who is a co-leader at my free weekly psychotherapy training group at Stanford.

Although such rapid improvement is obviously not always possible, I am seeing this quite often, and many of my colleagues are reporting similar results. Ten years ago I would have thought that such rapid and dramatic recovery from depression was impossible, but it seems clear that we are on the verge of a tremendously promising and exciting new approach to treatment.

The therapy involves the integration of innovative motivational techniques to quickly melt away what therapists call “resistance,” followed by powerful cognitive techniques to smash the negative thoughts that trigger depression, such as “I’m a bad mother,” or “It was my fault,” or “I shouldn’t have done X, Y, or Z.” Although the details of suffering always differ from person to person, the underlying dynamic of self-blame and distorted thinking is pretty universal. And there are very few of us who do not fall into the black holes of self-doubt and despair from time to time.

David Burns, MD

Audio and Video Tapes of Workshops

Here are some links to videos of sessions or audio or videotapes of workshops. Many or all of these qualify for CE credits for mental health professionals. In addition, many qualify for T.E.A.M. Certification Program at the Feeling Good Institute. Click on any of interest.

Overcoming Toxic Shame and the Fear of Being Judged: The Story of Melanie

Overcoming Therapeutic Resistance 

Scared Stiff! Fast, Effective Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

And It’s All Your Fault! Dealing with Anger and Interpersonal Conflict

Feeling Good Now! Rapid Recovery Techniques for Depression and Low Self Esteem 

Blame

Blame is the main theme of my book, Feeling Good Together. Dr. Jill Levitt is a dear colleague who helps teach my weekly psychotherapy training group at Stanford. Jill recently sent this brief, humorous blame-link to our training group. People seemed to enjoy it a lot, so I’m sharing it with you here.

http://www.values.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots/131-hallway

Hope you enjoy it!

David

David’s TED Talk

Here is a link to my Ted talk last summer in Reno, in case you are interested. I present the basic concepts of cognitive therapy. I have made many major innovations and changes in they way I do therapy since I first learned and helped to develop cognitive therapy in the 1970s, when it was still new and relatively unknown. However, the basic concepts of cognitive therapy are still revolutionary and extremely useful for individuals struggling with depression and anxiety.

In the talk, I describe not only how these concepts have helped my patients, but also how they helped me as well during a personal crisis when my son was born. I hope you enjoy my TED talk!

David

Who are You?

I’d love to find out whether you are a therapist, a patient, or simply someone interested in Feeling Good as well as mental health issues. Take this brief survey to let me know! Thanks. You’ll also be able to view the results and find out who else is visiting this website.

Another Poll for You

Here’s a controversial poll you might find interesting. Lots of people have been in therapy for years with no results. Does it have to be that way? I’ll comment on the results later. Feel free to add your comments below!

David

To learn more about this, read my latest blog on new, high-speed treatments for depression. Click here.

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  1. Hello Dr. Burns, This is just a Thank You. Your books helped me tremendously. I came across it btw in the booklet ‘ How to stop feeling so damn depressed’ by Jonas Horwitz. He recommends 4 books, 2 of them are yours. Erol

  2. Hi Dr. Burns. I’m listening to your book now and I’m pretty much on every page. I am one of those people who is paralyzed by everything you describe, but when I finally am forced to do something, I crush it. This sounds good, but it actually leads to renewed inertia because I feel like I accomplished something so difficult I should be able to “take a break.” Only I know how much it took to accomplish whatever it was – preparing a presentation, speaking in public, tackling a big project. When I’ve finished – victorious – I feel like I’m done and go right back into the cycle of paralyzation described in your book rather than using it as a springboard to do more. Obviously, I know what I’m doing, but I still do it. It’s ridiculous behavior. And very, very frustrating.

    • You describe it so well! And this is so human, too! It seems odd, I think, that we don’t “learn” from previous experiences defeating procrastination. But then again, it is an addiction, and that totally explains this behavior, I think! Far more rewarding to do something fun than to tackle something hard and anxiety-provoking! Appreciate your comment, CL! DB

  3. Hi Dr.Burns. I just noticed that there are two books with same title “The feeling good” with yellow and blue cover. What is the difference and which one is the latest edition?

    • Can you send me the links? Not sure what you are referring to, exactly. There is Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, and The Feeling Good Handbook. The Handbook is newer than Feeling Good. david

  4. Hello Mr. Burns,
    I am reading your book ‘when panick attacks’ carefully and work with daily mood chart. My question is that should i fill the table everyday even if i don’t feel anything negative during a specific day? Should this chart be filled in a daily basis? Thanks for your efforts to make people feel better!
    Greetings from Germany.

    • There aren’t any strict rules, but as long as you’re doing some homework, the prognosis is super positive! Thanks, david

  5. Good afternoon Mr. Burns I have really enjoyed reading and listening to your work specifically on anxiety and how to manage the “beast”. What tools can I use to battle unwillingness and fear of not overcoming anxiety. I feel like I am able to get myself out of it for a few days and seem to go back into my intrusive thoughts. I feel like I know how to work through it but I lose the motivation to fight some days. Any tips good sir?

    • Thanks, Art, but your question is pretty vague. I tip in restaurants, but don’t do therapy via “tips.” I generally work with a fractal, a specific moment when the person is anxious, and do a daily Mood Log to see what the negative thoughts are. Then I do Paradoxical Agenda Setting, focusing on Outcome and Process Resistance. Then put one negative thought in a Recovery Circle and select 15 or so methods to challenge / crush it. Perhaps you could be more specific? Or perhaps could use a TEAM therapist? david

      • Thank Dr. Burns for your response. I agree with you when you say my question is vague and I am unable to pinpoint exactly what the issues could be. I feel lost in a sense of I don’t understand how I feel and I do not know what steps to take. It is so frustrating not being able to describe how I feel. I will go back to your book and see if I can figure this out. Where could I find a TEAM therapist?

      • Thanks. Have you checked the referral page on my website, like the FGI. Lots of people write to me asking for referrals, but I work alone and have no referral list aside from that information. Have you listened to the podcast of fractal psychotherapy? Before knowing how you feel, you would have to pinpoint any specific moment when you felt upset and wanted help. Chapter three of When Panic Attacks will show you exactly how to fill out a Daily Mood Log at that specific moment, and it will be super easy to pinpoint every single negative emotion that you have! d

  6. I am reading on your website on fractal psychotherapy and have zeroed in on a specific thought that triggers many if not all my anxiety/depression. I’m not sure if anyone has told you this but you should become a psychiatrist. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and I will learn to use the tools you have provided Dr. Burns.

    • Thanks. Art, well done! Would love to know what the thought is. Many people have depression resulting from a thought along the lines of, “I’m not good enough,” or something like that. david

  7. About the disarming technique: I am not sure this can be used when under attack, such as by a subordinate at work or even with a friend or partner in some cases. What if the person attacking you verbally is a narcissist, sociopath, or other dangerous mind-game player, and it’s a situation where you can’t be seen as giving up your power? If I just say, “you’re right,” in those cases, I’ve caved to someone who is totally distorted and not grounded in reality and who can be dangerous, at least psychologically. What are your thoughts on this?

    • Thanks Cynthia, my thoughts are what I always say–this type of general question is only marginally interesting to me. Send me a specific example, what the other person said and what you said next, and we will be able to do some real illumination. All the learning comes via practice with real life examples. I apologize for taking this stand, but it’s where ALL the learning and growth are, in my experience. d

      • Hi Cynthia, I think you’re saying you don’t want to supply a real example of the problem you’re describing! If you did, my interest would not be marginal, but HUGE! That’s where the work, and learning happens, and not in general Q and A about communication. But I’ve noticed that some people want to keep things general, rather than focusing on a specific “fractal,” so to speak. d

  8. No I’m not saying at all that I do not want to provide specifics. It’s just that I can’t remember an in depth conversation. I do remember the gaslighting putdowns and verbal attacks. Trying not to dwell on it anyhow.

    • Thanks, Cynthia. All I need is one thing the other person said, and exactly what you said next, to the best of your memory. No in depth conversations are needed, just a fractal. Chose an exchange that didn’t go well, something you might need help with. All the best, david

  9. I think if somebody is angry at us and attacking us, if we are not letting us get disturbed by their behaviour then we can do the best to deal with that situation as required. Ofcourse we cant fix the other person but at the most give them some empathy and show them what the reality of the situation is. In my experience usually disarming technique works and may give you a level playing field for discussion.
    Thanks,
    Rajesh

  10. David, I have another question in mind on our strong attraction or inclination to negative thoughts.

    Is our psychological process cyclical? People seem to recycle the same negative thoughts for years. Even if we produce a strong alternative thought or reattribution it maynot be a default choice the next time.

    Is this because we identify ourselves strongly with the physical thus making survival instinct dominant. How can we make the alternative/ positive thoughts a conscious choice?

    Thanks,
    Rajesh

    • Question 1: Negative Thoughts are not cyclical for the most part, but are an inherent part of our human nature. The show fractal psychotherapy might be useful, since the same Negative Thoughts will come back over and over throughout your life. Question 2: The written exercises I describe in my books, like the Daily Mood Log, are extremely helpful, even mandatory, in building new brain networks and strengthening them through repeated practice. Thanks! d

  11. Once again, it was incredibly helpful to hear Rhonda give a real life example, especially when she needed an assist from David (issue with her sister). It took a little sting out of having David call me “mean spirited” when he addressed my too hastily sent email about wiper blades on a podcast 😉 I could easily identify with Rhonda’s feelings toward her sister. It can be really hard to stand back and empathize with other people’s feelings when they are making your life more difficult, eg, asking you to sacrifice your time for their convenience.

    • Hi Susan, you may be right in what you said, but I suspect we have little verbal misunderstanding, and perhaps you can find the email I sent you so we can check. I would never knowingly call anyone “mean spirited,” because this is a put down of someone’s “self,” which is both meaningless and which itself sounds mean-spirited! But I do comment on the language people use in specific situations, as well as the tone of a communication, which can be hurtful. To my way of thinking, nearly all suffering results from Overgeneralization for some specific flaw or error to the “self.” So I find I have to bend over backwards, often, to be clear on what I am saying, and what I am NOT saying! But people can often hear things in ways the other person never intended, and then blame the other person for their own self-judgment. Just a thought! Thanks so much for your email, and thanks for the kind comments about our wonderful Rhonda! david

  12. I am currently in a serious depression and I am desperately seeking help. Are there any of your materials translated into Polish? Can you recommend someone related to your treatment methods from Poland? I would be very grateful for your help. PiotrPL

    • hi Piotr, Yes, Feeling Good has been published in Polish, in Poland, and the publisher is ZYSK. Thanks for asking, and best of luck! They renewed their license to publish it in 2015 or 2016. David

  13. Hello dear Dr. Burns, I’m Mohsen from Iran and also live in Iran. I remember 20 years ago, when I got depressed seriously and couldn’t find any way to release, found translated version of your precious book “feeling good” in my hometown’s public library. I borrowed it and started to study. As I was going further, I felt I was getting better. I read that book several times and every time I read, I felt better. I’m writing to thank to you for your book. Later, I read lots of books from other authors to find the same aspiration as your book, but I didn’t. At that time it was the only book from you in our library. Now that I have grown older and have improved my English language, decided to drop some lines here and do appreciate your help. God bless you and keep you healthy and happy all the time.

    • Thanks, Mohsen, Appreciate your kind words. I will read your email on a podcast, if that’s okay! We have many terrific people from Iran here in my training group at Stanford, and in this part of California. Hope you can visit us one day! Warmly, david

      • It would be my honor to read my comment in your podcast. I’m feeling so happy that my comment has caught your eye. It’s one of my wishes that someday meet you in person. Meeting with someone who was my saving angel and even I didn’t know him. Your book was a hatch in darkness towards the light. Many thanks doctor…

  14. I love al YouTube theory a oír feeling good. I’m studying TEAM with Yehuda at Hebraica University in Mexico City. Thank you very much

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