Kelly asks: Would love to
hear a podcast about to use or not to use touch in therapy. I
personally feel touch is extremely helpful (what is more natural
than to hug or put a hand on someone hurting), however I believe
our profession has become so “professionalized” that is leaves out
such a power act of healing. Did you ever use touch when you were
practicing, and do you feel it is appropriate?
Against Machines Taking Over asks: You say
that depression always results from distorted thoughts. But the
sadness that results from a failure, rejection, or disappointment
is not distorted. Can you explain a bit more about this?
Against Machines Taking Over also asks: Is
there something you used to advocate for before but then you
changed your mind?
Eduardo asks: How do you treat
hypochondriasis. Almost all articles and advices I've read for
hypochondriasis try to cover the writer's back by first and
foremost telling you that you should get yourself checked for real
causes for your concern.
Eduardo also asks: I've been struggling with
anxiety, and after reading When Panic Attacks, I got very
interested in giving The Hidden Emotion model a try, but it seems
to be structure-less. It seems to require a lot of detective work
with no clear sheet or procedure. It's just Detective Work, and
then do something about it. Is there some newer technique to dig
into what's eating you?
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!