Did You See This Smarter Living Tip?

Smarter Living tip from The New York Times for teens and parents this summer. Please enjoy and share.


Catch Up This Summer On Your Feeling Good Podcast Episodes

Have you been so busy that you’ve not been able to listen to the weekly Feeling Good Podcast each Monday?

Here’s a list of 44 podcasts to date created on iTunes since October, 2016. Check them off as you listen and lounge this summer!


043: OCD — The Hidden Emotion Technique

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Using the Hidden Emotion Technique With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

In this podcast, David and Fabrice answer questions on OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) submitted by three listeners. Is it an organic illness? Are drugs necessary in the treatment? What’s the best book to read if you want to heal yourself? What’s the prognosis?

Drs. Nye and Burns begin by explaining OCD and answering the questions. David emphasizes the importance of using four treatment models when working with OCD—the cognitive model, the motivational model, the exposure model, and the hidden emotion model if you are hoping for a rapid and complete elimination of symptoms. Treatment that focus on only one treatment method, such as exposure and response prevention, may have only limited success.

He describes his treatment of a medical student named Ralph with classic OCD. Ralph was frequently plagued by the fear he was dying of AIDS; then he’d get so anxious that…

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Are You Going To San Franciso or Banff?


A note for David Burns, MD, author of “Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy.” “Here is a cool short video promoting my upcoming summer intensives from two highly esteemed colleagues, Jill Levitt, PhD, who is the Director of Training at the Feeling Good Institute in Mt. View, California, and Taylor Chesney, PsyD, who is the Director of Training at the Feeling Good Institute of New York City.
This year, I am actually offering two four-day summer intensives for mental health professionals. One will be in beautiful Banff, Canada and the other will be in Burlingame, California. The only difference is that the Burlingame intensive will include two dynamic evening sessions, featuring live personal work, whereas the conference in Banff will feature optional hiking with me each evening. The intensives are almost always the most effective and rewarding training conferences of the year.” Check it out and sign up soon: http://www.feelinggood.com.


Source: Cool Video for You!

Another Cool Video for You! The “Niceness” Disease!

Join in as Dr. Taylor Chesney, Director of the Feeling Good Institute – New York City and Dr. Jill Levitt, Director of Training for the Feeling Good Institute, talk about Taylor’s powerful, life-changing conversation with David Burns, MD that freed her to follow her dreams of having a child as well as to open her private practice as a clinical psychologist. David offers the back story to her personal growth and development in the written narrative that accompanies this beautiful story.

Source: Another Cool Video for You! The “Niceness” Disease!

Congrats to the Feeling Good Institute – NYC

Congratulations to the staff of the Feeling Good Institute – NYC on their successful Open House tonight. The reviews were outstanding! From left below: Robert Schachter, Ph.D, Director Taylor Chesney, Ph.D and Donna Fish, LCSW.

Welcome to FGI New York, located at:
341 East 79th Street (at the corner of 1st Avenue),
Suite 302, New York, NY 10075

We are excited to bring cutting-edge TEAM-CBT treatment to NYC. TEAM-CBT is an evidence-based framework developed by Dr. David Burns, author of Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy, that seeks to profoundly improve the effectiveness of modern psychological treatment. We offer treatment for children, adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, procrastination or habits and addictions. We also offer intensive individual treatment for rapid results. Click here for more information about our intensive therapy program


Jacob Towery, MD Offers Free 5-Day Workshop for Teens Struggling with Depression, Anxiety.

Greetings fellow friends and mental health professionals!  If you work with any teens aged 14-17 who struggle with depression and/or anxiety, this message may be relevant to you.  As you know, there are many teens who struggle with mental health issues and have few resources to get help for these problems.  I  — and some amazing volunteers helping me — am offering a FREE 5-Day Workshop from August 7-11 which will teach a variety of Cognitive, Behavioral, and Mindfulness skills to teenagers who are motivated to feel better and learn skills to stay well.

We will have a Mandatory Orientation on Saturday, June 17 and students can sign up (Eventbrite link on the flyer and my website) for an interview spot to potentially be selected into the course.  Project WeHope is generously offering their space in East Palo Alto for the orientation as well as the course, and we are requesting that anyone

jacob toweryaccepted into the course, donate as sliding scale amount to them for any amount they wish, as low as $10 for the entire week.  More details can be found at http://www.jacobtowerymd.com/tools-for-teens

I am offering this workshop independent of my Stanford affiliations, completely on my own.  I’m excited about this project and if you have any teens who are motivated to learn more skills to benefit their life, feel free to pass this onto them.  Thank you!  🙂

Jacob Towery, MD
Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Stanford University Department of Psychiatry