Comment: high average education level is likely due to high
number of therapists
TEAM certified therapist
Listen to improve your therapy skills?
Listen for personal healing?
How many episodes have you listened to?
A lot 37%
About half 16%
Just a few 21%
What elements do you value the most?
Teaching Therapy Techniques 86%
Live Work 72%
Story Telling 58%
Critical Thinking 57%
Guest Interviews (36%)
Under 30%: Tears (23%), Banter (29%), Controversy (17%),
What types of podcasts appeal to you the
Therapy Methods 194
Live work 184
Anxiety Help 168
Ask David 163
Depression Help 156
Relationship Problems 154
TEAM Training 126
Habits and Addictions 107
Guest Experts 88
Weight Loss 51
What do you think about paid ads?
Hate it 28%
Love it 20%
Would you recommend the podcast to a
What grade would you give the podcast?
Elements you like the best (selections 356
Learning about techniques to help patients from experts in the
field! Realistic and humorous portrayals and disclosure
Always pick up a new concept
Brilliant teaching and great techniques
The idea that long- lasting change can happen quickly
The use of Paradox
There is done sort of therapy by proxy that seems to happen
during live therapy work. Even when situations are different,
I enjoy the Q&A podcasts where you cover 4 to 5 great
questions. Having Rhonda and Matt (and, of course, Dr. Burns!) give
their viewpoints on topics that can be helpful to everyone is very
Learning how to retool my brain.
I love the feeling of comfort I get from hearing your stories,
both personal and from guests. I was particularly touched by
Rhonda’s openness when she first joined the podcast and worked
through her feelings of inadequacy. I think about those episodes a
lot because I relate to them.
Feel less alone
The live therapy sessions. Hearing Dr. Burns, Jill, Rhonda and
others do externalization of voices, positive reframing, and other
techniques is SO incredibly powerful.
Elements you like the least (selections 356
The long intros sometimes before the topic gets started
Boasting, rambling on and on.
Sometimes the attitude towards other practices and theories is
condescending and fails to appreciate the contributions different
approaches make to understand and alleviate suffering.
Something I've noticed in live coaching is that there seems to
be a strong focus on externalization of voices as a method. In
Feeling Great, I love your 50 methods - but I wonder why it feels
like 80% of the time you focus on externalization of voices vs
Honestly, that's super nit-picky. But I felt like I had to
include something in the "liked least" section. Otherwise, I think
the Feeling Good podcast is A+++
Not a fan of the hokey -- the weird Hello Rhondas, etc. Ditto
for the four letter words. IMO these detract from the content, dumb
down/lessen the credibility of the presenters and content.
Distracting and make me cringe. I won't quit listening... just
unprofessional and low class.
Trauma work. Meaning - I find that MANY people are talking
about "Childhood Trauma" as if it's a separate thing.
"Trauma-Informed Therapy" seems to be a new hot topic. Wondering
what you feel about trauma and this seeming growth in
Use 5 secrets in relationship with someone with borderline
5 secrets training
How to make friends
How TEAM principles can help you raise happy/healthy kids!
Discussion of how to manage anxiety when it’s hard to pinpoint
the direct cause, making it hard to challenge our thoughts. Also
topics on panic attacks.
integrating the buddha dharma with cbt
Definitely PTSD (I have PTSD from finding my partner dead after
a suicide), body image, more about dating and relationships.
How to treat low self esteem.
How to increase happiness. How to make touch decisions about
careers or other things that have pros and cons. For example, doing
the decision making form and having the scores be around 0 or both
How to heal after a break up and how to manage rejection while
dating (e.g., someone rejects you after a few dates)
I would love to see more episodes on habits and addictions and
also a life episode on shame attacking exercises!
Comment: Some of these excellent suggestions have been covered
already, and you can find them on my website by using the search
function and / or the list of podcasts with links. For example,
we’ve already had a five part series on boosting happiness (link)
as well as boosting self-esteem (link) and how to use each of the 5
secrets (link), and much more. Take a look! (link to
list of podcasts)
What other topics might interest you the
Anything related to organized religion. (Disorganized religion,
I'm okay with!) lol) ;)
Weight loss/eating disorders
promoting other therapists
"worried well" privileged patients.
Anxiety and phobias
Can’t think of any
Why TEAM CBT is superior to all other forms of therapies.
Nothing it is all helpful to make me realize I am not alone and
we all have our own internal struggles
Suggestions for improving the podcast (194
Keep doing listener questions and answers and case examples..
the Buddhist perspective of not having a self and bigger picture
Hidden emotion technique examples ongoing as I think that helps
to know what common pressures people have experienced in Davids
practice that we might also see etc.
Maybe fewer judgy comments, including more guest speakers, more
inclusivity. Always love the live work
Keep bringing in therapist from around the country in the world
to talk about what they do with team
No, just please keep making it.
DON'T CHANGE A THING!
I mention above but I think getting David out to more of the
enormous self-help podcasts would really help spread the word and
open a lot of people’s eyes. A big one that I think would be a
great fit is the Tim Ferriss podcast
Comment: Thanks. I’d love to be on
any podcasts with large audiences. Please contact them and tell
them to invite me! I’m not comfortable and don’t have the time to
do this or the resources to hire a PR / marketing person, but they
might respond to suggestions from listeners.
It seems like a majority of the live therapy patients are TEAM
CBT therapists so sometimes that can make me wonder if the
techniques are as helpful to someone who doesn't already believe in
the efficacy of the treatment. I'd like to see more treatment with
people who are unfamiliar with TEAM CBT, although I realize that
may not be possible.
Comment: I do not generally work
with the general public because that would be tantamount to
entering into a therapeutic relationship and would expose me to
liability issues. Since I work for free, I cannot and will not take
this chance, and liability insurance is costly. When I work with
therapists, it is personal work in the context of their training,
and is not construed as the start of a therapeutic
I have done extensive research with large numbers of people,
comparing the ease and nature of treating shrinks vs the general
public, and there is absolutely no difference in the types of
problems they have, the intensity, or the speed of recovery.
If anyone would like to volunteer to indemnify me, which would
be immensely costly for you, I’ll happily work with anyone!
Why would you or wouldn’t you recommend it to a
I already have multiple times. Because the advice is different
to what I hear elsewhere, it’s compassionate, blunt, and takes an
inward look with a huge dose of kindness.
It can change the way you live life
Rhonda and David are so genuine together, smart, funny and
It would help them, especially friends with depression or
It is the highest quality methodology delivered by the highest
It helped and encouraged me
too much advertising and plugging
Because it offers real practical information that could be
useful to anyone
It helped me get out of a black hole
It’s entertaining and informative.
Life skills everyone should learn!
Read both Feeling Good and Feeling Great. Dr. Burns’ content
has saved my life! The five secrets has rewired my brain and helped
me save my relationship, too! And Dr. Burns’ personality and sense
of humor is just the icing on the cake.
Thank you to all who responded! We appreciate you!
David and Rhonda
About the Podcast
This podcast features David D. Burns MD, author of "Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy," describing powerful new techniques to overcome depression and anxiety and develop greater joy and self-esteem. For therapists and the general public alike!