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:: Kelly Burris PhD

Kelly Burris, PhD, MBC

CEO | Burris Institute

Functional Emotional Fitness™ Outcomes

Upcoming Functional Emotional Fitness™ Workshops

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With over 150 medical references Functional Emotional Fitness™ represents a scientific breakthrough in mental health, and it has done this without meds, labels or personal history. Kelly has accomplished this by defining ‘Normal’ in an industry, which only defines broken or disordered. Without a definition of “Normal,” virtually anyone on the planet is open to diagnosis of a disorder and subject to endless harmful medications.

With a focus on behavioral science for over thirty years, Kelly Burris, PhD is the author of ten books on human behavior with six of them exclusively dedicated to the participants of his Functional Emotional Fitness™ training program. Kelly is responsible for overseeing training and certification of all Burris Coaches and Master Coaches worldwide. His most recent book “Functional Emotional Fitness” is the result of over 30 years of research and development of the empirically sound Functional Emotional Fitness™ Process.

Functional Emotional Fitness™ is a system to benchmark normal, as the first step to creating measurable change. Defining normal breaks, the cycles of therapy and medication dependency and produces measurable progress to desired outcomes at every session.

Functional Emotional Fitness™ is the first step in positively directing our emotions to enable other modalities to work efficiently. If Emotional Fitness (mental health) is the objective, then Functional Emotional Fitness™ is the tool needed to accomplish this objective.

Since its introduction into psychiatric care in 1990, the Functional Emotional Fitness™ process has been used with exemplary results for 17 issues including MDD (major depressive disorder), anxiety and stress.

May 2009: In recognition of the 25 years, Kelly committed to behavioral science and development of the empirically sound Functional Emotional Fitness™ (mental health) process he was granted a doctoral degree from Heritage University, Kissimmee, Florida.

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