Bethany Butzer, Ph.D. 

Author | Speaker | Researcher | Yoga Teacher


Quotes I had the incredible fortune to stumble across you on Positively Positive a few months ago and have since devoured every one of your inspirational pieces. You have changed my life Bethany, and for that I sincerely thank you. Thanks to your writings (especially the "9-to-5" piece), and a ton of meditation, I'm fighting my fears, my depression and have decided to listen when my True Self speaks to me. I'm rambling I know...but I just wanted you to know that you have changed a life thousands of miles from where you spoke and someone really listened. From a life changed in South Africa, thank you good doctor! Quotes

Quotes Since taking your workshop way back in 2011 my life has changed so much. Your Creating a Life You Love workshop really was huge for me, it really sparked something within me, I was able to overcome my anxiety and self-doubt which led me to finishing up a creative writing certificate and not only writing full-time for a local advertising firm but also successfully freelancing on the side! I have been practicing meditation now as well, pretty much every day for nearly two years and the change that it has brought about has been nothing short of life changing for me. I'm so close to living my "ideal day" that you had us write down that night, an ideal that once felt completely unrealistic. We only met a couple of times, but thank you again for the push. Thank you for saying the exact things I needed to hear (even if I didn't want to hear them, or if it scared me or if it didn't really click for me at the time). I am truly grateful. Quotes

Quotes I have had the pleasure to know Bethany through her yoga classes and personal coaching. Bethany has a warm, personable and infectious personality that touches you almost instantly! She exudes a professional approach yet also expresses a genuine concern and appreciation of the uniqueness of her client's needs. Bethany helped me to realize my true potential with positive reinforcement and her belief in my abilities. Working with Bethany was not only insightful but I was also able to walk away with invaluable tools that I can use in my life anytime! Bethany strongly believes everyone has the potential to be happy and to live their lives to the fullest. She is here to help you realize just that and with her guidance, I started to believe in my own inner-strength and gained back my confidence and found joy in my life again! Quotes
Coaching Client & Yoga Student

Quotes Dr. Butzer's book, "The Antidepressant Antidote," is an excellent new resource for an integrative approach to healing from depression. Quotes
Amy Weintraub
Author of Yoga for Depression

Quotes I attended Bethany's Antidepressant Antidote workshop on May 15, 2010, after being on antidepressants, unhappily, for 7 years. I had tried several times, unsuccessfully, to get myself off these drugs that were tricking me into thinking I was sick. Each time, the debilitating withdrawal symptoms, which I mistook for the return of my anxiety, kept me stuck. Each time I returned to the Doctor, I left with a new prescription, for a better, stronger medication that would fix me. Dr. Butzer's workshop left me feeling energized and optimistic and gave me the confidence that I could make the lifestyle changes she outlined, and her personal story was the proof. I am now completely off antidepressants, and I know I will never need them again. Quotes
Antidepressant Antidote Workshop Participant

Quotes Bethany is a brilliant researcher, a collegial team member and a master project manager. She is a pleasure to work with and achieves stellar results. I highly recommend her. Quotes
Edi Pasalis
Director, The Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living

Quotes Working with Bethany has been one of the most enlightening and inspiring parts of growing Yoga Foster to date. The research methodology she implemented for Yoga Foster this school year is far more comprehensive and well-executed than I could have ever imagined. I find that partners and donors are surprised to the extent of data we've collected from our teachers so far. This data is critical not just for creating collaborations with others, but fine-tuning our approach and delivering the best product to schools. Bethany is a thoughtful, analytical researcher that leverages her extensive experience with passion and grace. Her work to foster Yoga Foster's research methodology is unparalleled, and I'm grateful she's a part of our team. Quotes
Nicole Cardoza
Founder, Yoga Foster

Quotes I've spent the whole morning reading your blog posts. Wow. How miraculous. You are participating in the creation of miracles. I am so blessed that your website, your articles and your messages have found me. I hope you know that you are bringing heaven to earth by doing the work that you do. Quotes
M. C.

Quotes Bethany, I just wanted to let you know that your blog today came at a great time. It was so very beneficial to me to hear you authenticate the path that so many of us are on, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that post. You struck a nerve of common ground, compassion and enthusiasm that honestly brought tears to my eyes. It made a huge impact to read your words today. I really needed to hear them, and to have that support. So thank you, from the bottom of my weepy heart today. Keep doing what you're doing, I appreciate very deeply your honesty and your clarity! Quotes
S. M.

Quotes After reading one of your articles on, I really have benefited from your postings and your experiences that you generously have shared. I really love seeing you and hearing you speak about your journey because you manifest the reality that happiness is accessible to us if we decide we will prioritize it as an essential aspect of life, non-negotiable. But that you share your difficulties (in such a gentle and light way) also is helping me to shine light on the difficulties that still come up for me and that I have to work with. I need mentors like you to encourage me to stay on the right path! Namaste. Quotes
H. F.
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