Feeling Good

For those who missed it, here is an excerpt from the Imagine documentary about the self-help movement, which was on BBC 1 earlier this year. It had alot of the 'stars' of the self-help movement interviewed in it - Thich Nat Hanh, Susan Jeffers, Anthony Robbins, Thomas Moore.

Included in the except below is a fascinating (if sadly brief) interview with David Burns, one of the most famous cognitive therapists and the author of the best-selling book on depression, Feeling Good. The programme's presenter, Alan Yentob, reveals the astonishing fact that, according to several scientific studies, two thirds of people suffering from depression who read Burns' book recovered after reading it. What an amazing achievement, to write a book that could lead so many people out of suffering.