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Selections from Dr. David Burns's The Feeling Good Handbook:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five

Selections from Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Selections from Intimate Connections:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Selections from When Panic Attacks:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

 

 

Dr. David Burns

David Burns, M.D. is a leader in cognitive behavioral therapy methods. He graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, and received his M.D. degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. He currently teaches at Stanford University, and is the author of the bestselling books Feeling Good, The Feeling Good Handbook, and Intimate Connections.

The Feeling Good Handbook

With his phenomenally successful Feeling Good, Dr. David Burns introduced a groundbreaking, drug-free treatment for depression. Now in this long-awaited sequel, The Feeling Good Handbook (review or buy), he reveals powerful new techniques and provides step-by-step exercises that can help you free yourself from fears, overcome self-defeating attitudes, and discover five secrets of intimate communication.

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy is Dr. David Burns's excellent introduction to the principles of cognitive therapy (or cognitive-behavioral therapy). In Feeling Good (review or buy), Dr. Burns outlines a variety of remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that can lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life. The good news is that cognitive therapy techniques can help reduce anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other "black holes" of depression.

Intimate Connections

In his breakthrough book Intimate Connections (review or buy), Dr. David Burns applies the principles of cognitive therapy to eliminating the negative thinking and low self-esteem that cause loneliness and shyness. With sensible and sensitive advice, Dr. Burns shows you how to pinpoint and rid yourself of attitudes that keep you apart from others, release inhibitions to conquer performance anxiety, and develop fulfilling relationships.

When Panic Attacks

In his When Panic Attacks (review or buy), David Burns outlines a variety of self-help techniques that can be used to address anxiety. The book outlines the various ways that our thoughts become distorted when we are experiencing anxiety and stress. Dr. Burns then offers dozens of clinically proven techniques that can be used to reduce stress and anxiety. Although the book addresses panic attacks and panic disorder, it also discusses many other forms of anxiety.