What brings you here today?

Are you stressed out? Does life seem harder than it should? Or, are you just looking for a way to keep your life on track?

Either way, you've come to the right place.


Mastering the Art of Balance: Stay Sane in an Insane World shows you how to 1) stay on top of the forces that unbalance you, 2) recover quickly if you do get knocked down, and 3) be prepared for when life throws you a curveball.

The Art of Balance system doesn't just "give a man a fish," so he can eat that day. It teaches you how to fish.

Time-tested self-help tools and techniques are integrated into a system that helps you create your own tools, develop your own techniques, refine your own strategies - and become the master of your destiny.

What You Get: The Core Components

  • The System

    You'll learn the six-step system that is fundamental to dealing with all forms of stress, including both chronic stresses that wear you down a little at a time and sudden stresses that hit you hard.

  • Tools and Techniques

    Mastering the Art of Balance is packed with time-tested tools and techniques for increasing resilience, identifying resources, and moving step-by-step toward your goals and dreams.

  • Resources

    You'll benefit from the wisdom of 20 years of coaching and counseling packaged into 40+ easy-to-follow video lectures and more than a dozen accompanying handouts, worksheets, quizzes, and eBooks.

And there's more!

Mastering the Art of Balance students also get these exclusive bonuses:

  • Mastermind Group on Zoom

    With the core course, you get free membership in The Balance Lab mastermind, a regular live Zoom session moderated by David, where Art of Balance practitioners meet to help each other keep their lives on track.

  • Free 1:1 coaching session

    And, you can sign up for a free coaching session with David J. Bookbinder. Most people use this session to envision their ideal life and start the process of getting there, but the choice of focus is yours to decide.

  • The Art of Balance book

    You also get the companion book, The Art of Balance: Stay Sane in an Insane World, a concise reference for the tools, techniques, and strategies of you'll learn in Mastering the Art of Balance.

Flexible and Adaptable

You can apply the Art of Balance System to any kind of life issue.

It gives you a methodology for handling chronic problems that can take you down a little at a time:

  • Relationship issues

  • Work/life imbalance

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Medical issues

  • Addictions

And it helps you stay centered when life hits you hard:

  • Romantic breakup

  • Job loss

  • Financial crisis

  • Accident or illness

  • Loss of someone close

Build Your Personalized System

As you master the Art of Balance System, you'll recognize when your balance is shaky - before you fall. And you'll boost your emotional resilience, so you can stay steady on your feet, whatever happens next.

Lecture by lecture, worksheet by worksheet, you'll build a system you can apply to whatever you may be facing now, and also to the unknowns down the road. With the help of the Art of Balance system - and life coach and therapist David J. Bookbinder's expert guidance - you'll move forward with confidence, and have a spring in your step that won't get unsprung.

Start today on your journey to a more balanced life, now and in the future.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Section 1: Welcome to Mastering the Art of Balance: Stay Sane in an Insane World

  • 2

    Section 2: ReBalancer to the Rescue

    • Lecture 8 - ReBalancer to the Rescue

    • Lecture 9 - Quick Win: Solve Your Problems with the CPR

    • Lecture 10 - Assignment: Build Your Own CPR

    • Lecture 11 - What to Do When Things Fall Apart

    • Quiz 2: Detect, Assess, Plan, Restore

  • 3

    Section 3: Detect, Assess, Plan

    • Lecture 12 - Digging Deeper into the Art of Balance System

    • Lecture 13 - Quick Win: Identify Your True Needs With the Medicine Wheel

    • Lecture 14 - Assignment: Create Your Own Medicine Wheel

    • Lecture 15 - The Miracle Question

    • Lecture 16 - Use Scaling to Measure Your Progress

    • Lecture 17 - Experiments: Lather, Rinse, and Repeat

    • Lecture 18 - Miracle Question Demonstration: The Setup

    • Lecture 19 - The Miracle Question: Putting It All Together

    • Quiz 3 - Detect, Assess, Plan

    • Lecture 20 - Assignment: Ask and Answer the Miracle Question

  • 4

    Section 4: Restore/Integrate

    • Lecture 21 - Restoring Balance and Building Resilience: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    • Lecture 22 - Balance Lost, Regained, Maintained

    • Lecture 23 - Assignment: Design Your ReBalancer Routine

    • Lecture 24 - Quick Win: A Mini Lesson in Mini Self-Care

    • Lecture 25 - Assignment: Create Your Mini Self-Care Plan

    • Lecture 26 - Build Resilience by Reducing Stress and Rebalancing Your Brain

    • Lecture 27 - Manage and Reduce Stress

    • Lecture 28 - Assignment: Build Your Stress-Reduction Plan

    • Lecture 29 - Rebalance Your Brain

    • Lecture 30 - Build Connections and Support

    • Lecture 31 - Adapt to Change

    • Lecture 32 - Radically Accept

    • Lecture 33 - Compassion and Self-Compassion

    • Lecture 34 - Forgiveness and Self-Forgiveness

    • Lecture 35 - Develop an Experimental Attitude

    • Lecture 36 - Cultivate Creativity

    • Quiz 4 - Restore/Integrate

  • 5

    Section 5: Monitor/Maintain

    • Lecture 37 - Monitor and Maintain Balance

    • Lecture 38 - Stay Sane With the Personal Craziness Index (PCI)

    • Lecture 39 - Assignment: Create Your PCI

    • Lecture 40 - Track Your Personal Craziness Index (PCI)

    • Lecture 41 - Assignment: Track Your PCI

    • Lecture 42 - Case Study: Burnout Revisited

    • Quiz 5 - Monitor and Maintain Balance with the PCI

  • 6

    Section 6: The Art of Balance System in Action

  • 7

    Section 7 - Downloadable Resource Collections

    • Lecture 47 – Downloadable handouts, worksheets, and eBooks for all lectures

    • Lecture 48 - Downloadable MP3 files for all video lectures

  • 8

    Section 8 - How to Get the Most from the Art of Balance System

    • Lecture 48 - More Ways to Keep Working with the Art of Balance System

    • Survey - Help Shape the Future of Mastering the Art of Balance

About the Instructor

Coach, Therapist, Author

David J. Bookbinder

David J. Bookbinder is a life coach, psychotherapist, and writer in the Boston, Massachusetts area. For 20 years, he has been helping people find balance, build resilience, overcome fear, and expand their lives.

As a therapist and coach, David accompanies people on the sometimes smooth, sometimes rocky journeys of their paths to wholeness, serving as both companion and guide. He engenders trust because his clients know, as the late Leonard Cohen put it, “I’ve been where you’re hanging, I think I can see where you’re pinned.”

David’s course Mastering the Art of Balance: Stay Sane in an Insane World packs his decades of experience and wisdom, and the system he uses in his work with clients, into one course. It's a life coaching system that helps you keep balanced now and stay resilient regardless of what you encounter going forward.

His free course Art of Balance Basic Training is a shortened version of Mastering the Art of Balance that conveys some of the key concepts and core techniques of the full course.

David is the author of several books, among them the related self-help book The Art of Balance: Staying Sane in an Insane World.

Follow Your Yellow Brick Road

For less than the cost of a couple of coaching sessions, you'll acquire the tools, skills, and methods that will bring you balance and fulfillment for a lifetime.

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