Other Resources

TEAM Therapy

David Burns' Website: blogs, podcasts, worksheets and more.

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Russ Harris Free Stuff (Dropping Anchor recordings, videos) 
Russ Harris The Happiness Trap 8 week online course (self paced)

Self Compassion

Kristen Neff Self-Compassion videos: a set of short videos describing self compassion and how it facilitates wellbeing and resilience
Kristen Neff Self-Compassion guided exercises

Ideal Parent Figure Protocol (IPF)

The Ideal Parent Figure protocol, developed by Daniel P. Brown, is a visualization based method for healing insecure attachment. 

Pilot study of IPF treating disabling symptoms of complex PTSD

Description of Ideal Parent Figure Protocol by George Haas

Ideal Parent Figure Guided Visualization by Evan Leeds

"I love you, keep going" video by George Haas

Podcasts about IPF:
Ideal Parent Figure Protocol - George Haas 

Therapist Uncensored interview with David Elliott

Therapist Uncensored interview with Dan P. Brown

Psychotherapy and psychopharmacology for adults in Oakland, California

Educational Groups

Check out these educational groups to support you in learning the skills of happiness. ​

The Feeling Great Book Club - Next group starts September, 2023

Led by Dr. Brandon Vance and myself, The Feeling Great Book Club brings people together to read Dr. David Burn's remarkable book over the course of 12 weeks.  The book club has been enthusiastically received and while it is not treatment, many participants have reported lasting improvements mood from attending and working through the exercises in the book. 

Five Secrets Deep Practice Groups - Next group starts April 12, 2023

Hone your communication skills with the Five Secrets of Effective Communication developed by Dr. David D. Burns. In addition to learning the Five Secrets, we will examine the Benefits of Blame and work with the Relationship Journal so that you can learn to pinpoint your role in any relationship and empower yourself to improve it. Each class will have brief didactics, demonstrations, and breakout groups to give plenty of time for practice and feedback on scenarios that are important to you. Group size limited to 8 participants. Click here to learn more and sign up.

The Reality Slap Book Club - Next group starts January 23, 2023

Life hurts sometimes. Whether it’s a sudden shocking loss or an ongoing hardship, each of us will have to face life’s downturns. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) offers a powerful approach to staying open to the richness of life and pursuing what matters even when things feel impossibly hard. In this book club led by myself and Dr. Brandon Vance, you’ll learn skills that will enhance your resilience and help you thrive when you’ve been hit by the Reality Slap.​ Click here to learn more and sign up.

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