Change Your Story, Transform Your Life | John Sharp | TEDxBeaconStreet

Suppose you wanted to get started changing your life. Where would you begin? As a psychiatrist and therapist practicing for over 20 years, I can offer you a powerful and practical toolkit along with this very specific suggestion. Begin with your autobiographical narrative. It’s your personal documentary film, playing in your head like a loop. And if you want to change your life, it needs a re-edit. Dr. John Sharp is a seasoned medical professional, a board certified psychiatrist who practices on both coasts. He is on faculty at the Harvard Medical School and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Sharp is renowned for clearly conveying evidenced based messages regarding standards of professional competence. A sought after expert in the media, he has given over 1000 presentations on mental health issues in America.

Dr. Sharp is a member of The American College of Psychiatrists and the Examining Committee of The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a distinguished, award winning educator and Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. He has been voted by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America for past seven years.

His first book, The Emotional Calendar: Understanding Seasonal Influences and Milestones to become Happier, more Fulfilled and in Control of your Life, was published in 2011 by Times Books and translated into five languages. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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