Feedback on Bibliotherapy Podcast

Feedback on Bibliotherapy Podcast

Every day I receive wonderful emails from individuals like you who have heard the Feeling Good Podcasts or read my books or blogs. I just got this amazing email from a fellow named Pete after he listened to the latest podcast on Bibliotherapy. He kindly gave me permission to share it with all of you! 

Dear Doctor Burns,

Your book, Feeling Good, has changed my life. After stagnating for two and a half years in three different types of therapy and getting more depressed, I was shown ‘Feeling Good‘ by a social worker. I read on the page exactly what I was doing that created my anger and depression.

I also learnt what perfectionism really was and its negative effects. So I thought… “If I’m doing this to myself, (through my thinking) I’m going to stop doing it.”

That very moment saw the end of my depression, anger and general unhappiness. By removing my cognitive distortions, it was liberating to discover that I was not at the mercy of other people’s behavior. It wasn’t what other people were doing that was affecting me but rather it was my own thoughts!

I feel that I can cope with anything now. I also have recommended this book to many people so David gets the big bucks! A big thanks to David for all his hard work.

Pete

What Pete “discovered” is not new–Epictetus said the same thing nearly 2,000 years ago, and it is very basic–but it is SO basic that it’s hard to “get” at first. When you suddenly comprehend this notion, that we are all creating our own emotional reality at every moment of every day, you can experience enlightenment. It’s not just feeling a bit less depressed, but a transforming and remarkable experience that’s available to all of us!

One small warning. The Buddha said that we all drift in and out of enlightenment. This means that the negative distorted thoughts WILL return, for all of us! That’s why Relapse Prevention Training is so important.

To learn more about any topic, you can use the search function in the right-hand panel of every page on my website. You’ll really like it! 

David Burns, MD

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Would you like to learn more about TEAM-CBT?

Check Out these Four Cool Upcoming Workshops for You!

The first is coming up SOON!

ACT FAST if you want to reserve a seat. 

TEAM-CBT Methods for Anxiety Disorders:

Step-by-Step Training for Therapists

David Burns, MD and Jill Levitt, PhD

When? Sunday May 19th, 2019

8:30 am-4:30 pm PST (11:30 am-7:30 pm EST)

Live Online One Day Workshop

$135, 7 CE hours available

Therapists at all levels are welcome.

Learn new skills to reduce resistance and boost patient’s motivation to change. Practice powerful, practical TEAM-CBT techniques to help your patients overcome every form of anxiety rapidly.

  • Lively, amusing, and immensely useful day of online training
  • Online support and dynamic small group training
  • David and Jill will use a combination of didactic teaching, live demonstrations, and breakout group practice with emphasis on skill building.
  • Workshop will stream live and is easily accessible from anywhere on any device with WiFi. To join, just click on the link provided before the workshop.
  • Completion of this workshop counts towards TEAM-CBT Level 1, 2 or 3 Certification
  • Awesome brief videos
  • Learn how to treat GAD, OCD, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Phobias, PTSD, and more

We Are Sold Out in Person–

But Online Slots are Still Available

 

Don’t miss out on learning from David and Jill, the “dynamic duo”–

TEAM-CBT for Anxiety Disorders–

Step-by-Step Training for Therapists


AND

There will be three awesome intensives

for you this summer and fall!

July 15 – 18, 2019

Calgary, Canada four-day intensive

Sponsored by Jack Hirose & Assoc.

July 29 – August 1, 2019

South San Francisco four-day intensive

Sponsored by Praxis

November 4 – 7, 2019

Atlanta, Georgia four-day intensive

Sponsored by Praxis

Anxiety Workshop This Month! Online Slots Still Available!

Anxiety Workshop This Month! Online Slots Still Available!

Don’t miss out on learning from the “dynamic duo”–

David Burns, MD and Jill Levitt, PhD


TEAM-CBT Methods for Anxiety Disorders:

Step-by-Step Training for Therapists

Coming up SOON!

Sunday May 19th, 2019

8:30 am-4:30 pm PST (11:30 am-7:30 pm EST)

Live Online One Day Workshop

$135, 7 CE hours available

Therapists at all levels are welcome.

Learn new skills to reduce resistance and boost patient’s motivation to change. Practice powerful, practical TEAM-CBT techniques to help your patients overcome every form of anxiety rapidly.

  • Lively, amusing, and immensely useful day of online training
  • Online support and dynamic small group training
  • David and Jill will use a combination of didactic teaching, live demonstrations, and breakout group practice with emphasis on skill building.
  • Workshop will stream live and is easily accessible from anywhere on any device with WiFi. To join, just click on the link provided before the workshop.
  • Completion of this workshop counts towards TEAM-CBT Level 1, 2 or 3 Certification
  • Awesome brief videos
  • Learn how to treat GAD, OCD, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Phobias, PTSD, and more

We Are Sold Out in Person–

But Online Slots are Still Available

REGISTER / LEARN MORE

Jill and I hope to see you at the workshop! We promise it will be fun, helpful, and exciting for you! 

David Burns, MD

Stephen Pfleiderer Featured on the FB Broadcast on Addictions on April 8, 2018

Stephen Pfleiderer Featured on the FB Broadcast on Addictions on April 8, 2018

David’s Sunday FB Broadcast on Addictions with special guest, Stephen Pfleiderer, will be aired live on April 8, 2018, at 3 PM Pacific Time

Hi all!

My dear friend and colleague, Stephen Pfleiderer, will be featured on my live FB Broadcast tomorrow at 3 PM. He will describe his approach to the treatment of addictions, especially drug and alcohol abuse.

Stephen is the founder of SF Interventions and was a long-time member of my Tuesday training group at Stanford. He has also joined me on a great many of my Sunday hikes, as you can see in the picture above, taking at the top of one of the trails.

Stephen has adapted TEAM-CBT to the treatment of substance abuse.  He has expertise working with adolescents and young adults, and also focuses on addiction problems in the workplace. Stephen was recently interviewed as a guest on NPR. His approach is fresh and new. I know you will like Stephen and enjoy the show!

Next week, (April 15) Dr. Jill Levitt, and likely Mike Christensen, will return for the live David and Jill Show on FB at 3 PM. I don’t yet know our agenda, but will let you know before air time. So stay tuned!

David

David’s FB Broadcast on Addictions has been Rescheduled for April 8, 2018

David’s FB Broadcast on Addictions has been Rescheduled for April 8, 2018

David’s Live FB Broadcast on Addictions with special guest, Stephen Pfleiderer, founder of SF Intervention, has been rescheduled for April 8, 2018, at 3 PM due to David’s sore throat

Hi all!

Due to my sore throat today, and laryngitis, Stephen and I have rescheduled our live FB Broadcast on new treatments for addictions on April 8, 2018. There will be no show today.

Next week, Jill will return for the live David and Jill Show on FB at 3 PM for an additional discussion of rapid, drug-free treatment techniques for OCD and other anxiety disorders.

David

David’s Upcoming Trauma Workshop

David’s Upcoming Trauma Workshop

Exciting news! I will make a three-city east coast swing in April presenting my two-day workshop on trauma treatment. This workshop features a live demonstration with an audience volunteer who has been struggling with depression and anxiety as the result of trauma. It is inspiring, and a highlight of the workshop. On day 2, I will be doing some personal healing for the entire audience as well!

Rapid Recovery from Trauma: New High-Speed TEAM-CBT Treatment Techniques

  • April 24 – 25, McLean, VA 22102, Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner (link to brochure TBA)
  • April 26 – 27, Newark, NJ, Hilton Newark Penn Station (link to brochure TBA)
  • April 28 – 29, Philadelphia, Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District (link to brochure TBA)

For more information, contact IAHB phone: 800-258-8411

You can find the details and registration information if you click on this link  which connects you to my workshop page)

You can find the workshop description plus registration information at this link.

I hope you like the photo which was from one of our recent Sunday hikes!

Free Resources for Aspiring Therapists Who are Poor!

Hi Dr. Burns,

I am currently a sophomore doing my BA in Psychology and wish to continue all the way thru to get my Doctorate. I saw one of your podcasts on motivational therapy during my last class at Argosy University. After seeing it I have gotten very interested in what you’re teaching and feel that it could eventually be helpful to me when I start my practice.

I would love to learn more about what you’re teaching but right now I don’t have any money to buy any books or anything—maybe eventually I can.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and whatever you can pass my way would be very appreciated!

Sincerely, Robin

If you would like to see Dr. Burns response to Robin, CLICK HERE.

David’s Ted Talk

Hi Web visitors,

I was thrilled to get this unexpected and wonderful email today:

Hi Dr. Burns,

I just published this post on The Huffington Post entitled The Best Ted Talk I’ve Ever Seen, on your Tedx Talk in Reno. It was amazing. To view my post, CLICK HERE.

James E Porter

I am very appreciative, James! Thanks so much!

David