Happiness, Healing, Enhancement:
Your casebook collection for applying positive psychology in therapy.
Welcome to my website. It is my belief that we all want to be happy and I feel privileged to be able to devote my professional life to helping others achieve this. In recent years psychology has shifted its focus from simply helping people resolve the problems and challenges of life to finding more ways to discover our individual strengths, enhance the quality of our lives and live a happier existence. As you will discover in the following pages, I spend my days consulting with people in my office, writing books and training colleagues in the skills and processes that can best help each of us live a more enjoyable, meaningful, fulfilled and enriched life.
This site provides information about the practice of, George Burns & Associates, about some of my workshops and training programs, about my books, and about the professional development study tours I lead for health professionals. I hope you find it helpful and beneficial. Thank you for visiting.
George W. Burns
George W Burns is an Australian clinical psychologist whose innovative work as a practitioner, teacher and writer is recognised nationally and internationally. He was recently appointed Adjunct Professor at The Cairnmiller School of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy in recognition of his distinguished contribution to psychology. He is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, Director of The Milton H. Erickson Institute of Western Australia and former Director of The Hypnotherapy Centre of Western Australia.
In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, George has published seven books: Hypnosis in Australasia, Nature-Guided Therapy, 101 Healing Stories, 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens, Standing Without Shoes, Healing With Stories and Happiness, Healing, Enhancement. A frequent keynote lecturer and workshop trainer in America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia, he has been described as a “master clinician” by eminent colleagues, and as “among some of the world's best therapists” by the Milton H Erickson Foundation. His latest book, Happiness, Healing, Enhancement, has been lauded by Distinguished Professor Jon Carlson as “the most useful manual ever developed for therapists.”
George’s approach to consulting and teaching blends a wealth of research knowledge, clinical background and personal life experiences in a relaxed and pleasant style aimed at providing hands-on skills for the enhancement of happiness and well-being.