Feeling Good Podcast | TEAM-CBT - The New Mood Therapy

063: Ask David — What’s Good About Hopelessness or Addiction? What Is it to Be a Worthwhile Human Being?

Nov. 20, 2017

Is there anything positive about hopelessness or an addiction ? What does it take to be a "worthwhile" human being, or to have a valuable life?

In today’s podcast, David and Fabrice address three questions submitted by listeners:

  1. Avi asks another great question about the importance of Positive Reframing in TEAM-CBT. But how can we possibly find something positive in the feeling of hopelessness. After all, Dr. Aaron Beck has taught us that it's the worst emotion of all!
  2. Avi asks a similar question about an addiction. How can an addiction possibly be a good thing?
  3. Eugene asks a tremendous question about a passage in Dr. Burns' book, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, on the topic of what it means to be a worthwhile human being, and what it takes to make a life valuable. Eugene hints that Dr. Burns may have the wrong idea, and asks what he would say to a patient who doesn't "cry uncle!"

David and Fabrice love your questions so keep them coming!


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