top of page

 Latest News & New

Update 5/14/23: I added a July Zoom workshop to the one scheduled in June.


Update 5/14/23:

“Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers and single Fathers out there. Your kids all have their own Higher Power and chose you for their mother to learn the lessons they needed to learn - and settle the Karma they needed to settle. You did absolutely the best job you could do - you were powerless to do any differently. Tell the critical parent voice to shut up and do some positive affirmations.” ~ RB 5-14-23


I updated the Mother’s Day Article that I wrote for my Mother in 2002.  The Baby Otter ~ A Mother's Day Story


Update 4/27/23: I have posted a working the Third Step - ASKing for Help page - and added June workshop to the one scheduled in May.


Update 4/9/23: I have rescheduled the April Zoom workshop one week later


Update 3/21/23:  Announcing a Zoom workshop in May added to the one in April.


Update 2/28/23:  Announcing a Zoom workshop in April added to the one in March.

Update 2/3/23:  Announcing a Zoom workshop in March added to the one in February.


Update 1/10/23:  Announcing a Zoom workshop in February added to the one at the end of January.


Update 1/3/23: 39 years!!!  MY SOBRIETY DATE: JANUARY 3RD, 1984

Update 12/19/22: Announcing a second Zoom workshop in January.


Update 12/11/22: Announcing a Special Holiday Sale on Robert's Books and a new workshop on January 1st - great way to start off 2023

Update 11/20/22: Announcing for the first time the recording I made of Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls is available as an app.  Listening to this is Truly and Audio Spiritual Experience.


Also announcing a Holiday Sale - give your loved ones a gift that can help them to learn to be more Loving to themselves.  


Update 11/3/22I scheduled 2 workshops in December.

Joy to You & Me presents an Intensive Training in Robert Burney's Spiritual Integration Formula for Inner Healing /

Codependency Recovery / Inner Child Healing - on Zoom - an empowering and Life Changing experience.

Sunday December 4th & 11th Western Hemisphere and European Time Zones

9 - 12 am PST,  10 am - 1 pm MST Denver,  11 am to 2 pm CST Omaha / Chicago,  12 noon - 3 pm EST New York,

5 - 8  pm London,  6 - 9 pm Paris/Berlin/Johannesburg ,  7 - 10 pm Helsinki/Beirut etc.

Western Hemisphere Friday December 9th & 16th and Down Under Saturday December 10th & 17th

5 pm PST - 6 pm MST Denver  - 7 pm CST Chicago - 8 pm EST New York 12/9 & 12/16

2 pm in Auckland, 12 noon in Sydney, and 9 am in Perth/Singapore on Saturday 12/10 & 12/17

“My life has been much better since I went to your seminar. Thank you."

"Exceptionally understandable; very clear. This was LIFEChanging - I am so thankful. I would Absolutely recommend it."

"I really enjoyed Robert Burney's Intensive Training on inner child work. . . I had many revelations about my inner child and how I can reparent and stop the critical parent that has followed me my whole life. . . Thank you so much Robert. So glad I said yes to attending."

"It was very empowering, uplifting and gave me new hope. The information was invaluable."

"Robert Burney's training day was so inspirational and enlightening. He was loving and warm and presented profound life changing material in a very not intimidating way. Magical!" - Testimonial Page for Robert Burney Seminar

7/10/21 - Announcing a new article: Into The Forest - and out of Cambria, new phone number 805-900-5237, and Zoom Workshops in late July and August.

4/29/21 - Announcing a new article: Acceptance is the Answer and that I have scheduled two Zoom Workshop May. 


12/31/20 - Announcing 2 more Zoom Workshops in January - the first one starting on January 3rd - my sobriety birthday.


“My next Zoom Workshop will start on January 3rd, 2021.  My sobriety birthday.  I have been clean and sober since January 3rd, 1984.  It will probably be quite emotional for me to do Part 1 of this workshop on my 37th Sobriety Anniversary.

I started doing my Life-Changing Workshop in May of 2020 because of the pandemic. A major reason that I decided to do my workshop on Zoom, is to leave more of a record of my work in case I should end up being taken out by the virus.  I am in the susceptible Boomer group, so anything is possible. (I haven't gotten covid but I did have a minor stroke and some other physical issues this year - getting old isn't for sissies.)  I believe that the approach to inner child / emotional healing that I share in the workshop is the missing piece - the missing perspective - of the puzzle of life that so many people have been seeking.  It is a formula for integrating intellectual knowledge and spiritual Truth into one's emotional relationship with life.   It is the key to learning how to be more Loving to your self - and to turning life into an adventure to be experienced instead of an ordeal of suffering to be endured.  Zoom has proven to be a good vehicle for sharing this formula with people around the world.

It will be very interesting to me to do my workshop on my sobriety birthday - makes me emotional just to think about it.  As I say again and again in the article below, I am sooooo grateful for my recovery - and the life that it has given me for the last 37 years.  Here is the link to the Zoom workshop for anyone who wants to join me.  Such a blessed and Joyfilled life I have been gifted with because of being willing to follow where I was led in my recovery.” - MY SOBRIETY DATE: JANUARY 3RD, 1984

11/3/20 - Announcing 2 more Zoom Workshops in November and December - and a new article: Standing up to evil - and Accepting the Divine Plan - also new website:


6/18/20 - Morro Bay workshop for June 28th is canceled and Zoom Workshop for Australia and New Zealand (and people in Pacific Time Zone) is moved back a week - now starting on June 25th. Also new blog: Codependency Recovery: Wounded Souls Dancing in the Light   Book 2: A Dysfunctional Relationship with Life   Chapter 3: Emotional honesty

CodependencyRecoveryExpert Blog

I have a Blog on wordpress - check it out

(I am no longer publishing this blog.  Wordpress changed their platform, and I didn't have time to figure it out.)

 Most Recent Blogs9/19/18The True Nature of Love - part 4, Energetic Clarity
11/23/18 - Intellectual Discernment - "have to" and the Holiday Season
12/2/18 - Codependency Recovery: Wounded Souls Dancing in the Light  Book 2: A Dysfunctional Relationship with Life  Chapter 3: Emotional honesty
 1/20/19 - Codependency Recovery: Wounded Souls Dancing in the Light Book 2: A Dysfunctional Relationship with Life
Chapter 7: Multiple levels of selfishness
3/17/19 - There are times when life events feel emotionally battering
April 19, 2010Working the Third Set ~ ASKing got Help
9/5/19:  "easier to be a channel for Love to flow through than a receptacle for Love to flow into"
12/7/19: "deep dive into my fear of intimacy issues"
6/3/20 - Chapter 3: Emotional honesty
7/15/20 - My Terror of Intimacy​

5/28/20 - Announcing 3 more Zoom Workshops in June.


4/22/20 - Announcing Workshop in Morro Bay CA April 26th 2020 is canceled and 3 Zoom online Workshops are scheduled in May

3/16/20: Announcing have added new dates for workshop in Morro Bay on April 26th & June 26th


2/2/20: Announcing have added a new date for workshop in Morro Bay on March 15th - and testimonials from January 26th workshop available on Intensive Testimonial Page.


1/2/2020: January 3, 2020 marks 36 years clean and sober for me! MY SOBRIETY DATE: JANUARY 3RD, 1984


12/7/19: Announcing have added a new date for workshop in Morro Bay on Jan. 26th, a new blog: "deep dive into my fear of intimacy issues" - and testimonials from December 1st workshop available on Intensive Testimonial Page.


10/5/19: Announcing have added a new date for workshop in Morro Bay on Dec. 1st - and testimonials from september 29th workshop available on Intensive Testimonial Page.

6/25/19:  Announcing have added a new date for workshop in Morro Bay on Sept. 29th - and have added special offer to this sale page offering a PDF of Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls for $5.


6/3/19:  Happy Codependency Recovery Birthday to me!  Monday marks the 33rd Anniversary of day I made a conscious commitment to codependency recovery June 3rd 1986!

2/20/19:  Announcing  a new date for Intensive Training Workshop in Gilroy on September 2nd 2019.  A Church Group booked the meeting room that I normally use, for the rest of 2019.  Since there was no other space at this motel to do my workshop, I considered just stopping doing the ones in Gilroy.  I didn't really want to do that because there are a lot of alumni in the Bay Area / Silicon Valley - and I didn't want to look for a new place.  So I decided to try offering it on a Holiday Monday, this one is scheduled for Labor Day.  So, we will see how that works. Testimonials from February workshop available on Intensive Testimonial Page.


2/14/19:  Announcing a new Update Newsletter for Joy2MeU / Joy2MeU2 /Joy to You & Me. 


"It is very sad.  It is very sad that we have had our hearts broken.  It is very sad that we have let go of getting our needs met.  It is very sad that it is so hard to connect with another being in a healthy, Loving way.  It is very sad that so many of us have had to shut down our hearts and lock the romantic part of us away in a deep dark place within us.

It is very sad - but it is truly tragic that we blame ourselves.  We have been victimized by society's dysfunctional programming and we beat up on the victim of those forces that we were powerless over. . . . 


. . . . . Make this Valentine's Day a True celebration of Love by choosing to Love and have compassion for your wounded self (own the emotional pain) at the same time you are allowing your Spiritual Self to nurture (tell your self Spiritual Truth) and protect you (tell the critical parent voice to shut up.)

Make this Valentine's Day about owning the Unconditional Love of The Universal Force for you.” - Healthy Relationships - Part 7, Valentine's Day 2000

1/30/19:  Special offer for Life Changing Workshop in Gilroy on February 16th - give your self a Valentine's present by learning how to be healthier in your relationship with your self and others.

1/20/19:  Announcing date for an Intensive Training Workshop in Morro Bay CA March 24th

12/15/18:  Additional free videos added to the Audio & Supscription page and an addition to the Special Holiday Sale page - Romantic Relationships ~ The Greatest Arena for Spiritual & Emotional Growth Codependent Dysfunctional Relationship Dynamics & Healthy Relationship Behavior

12/7/18:  Tomorrow - Dec. 8th - at 10 am PST - I will be doing a livestream interview on youtube.

12/5/18:  Additions to the Special Holiday Sale page - MP3 Downloads.

10/29/18 News: Special Holiday 2018 sale page posted.


10/27/18 News: Announcing a new date for Intensive Training Workshop in Gilroy on February 16th 2019.  Testimonials from October workshop available on Intensive Testimonial Page


9/19/18 News: Announcing the latest blog The True Nature of Love - part 4, Energetic Clarity.

9/4/18 News: Announcing a new date for Intensive Training Workshop in Gilroy on December 29th 2018.  Testimonials from September workshop available on Intensive Testimonial Page.

8/13/18 News: When I describe the formula I teach people in my workshop and telephone / Skype counseling as Life Changing, it is the absolute Truth.  If you want to be empowered to change your life into an easier, more enjoyable experience you would be doing your self a great favor by learning the Spiritual Integration Formula for Inner Healing / Codependency Recovery / Inner Child Healing that  I discovered in my recovery.  I just posted a page with special offers for the initial hour and a half phone / Skype counseling session or for the initial plus 2 hour long follow ups.   Do you self a favor and check out my phone counseling - or my workshop in Gilroy on October 20th.

8/2/18 News: Links to video & audio versions of interview Robert did for the online event: Overcoming Codependency.


7/30/18 News: Email received on 7/29/18 that I just have to add here - it is so cool. ;-)

"Hello Robert,
I hope this finds you well. You and I had a few phone sessions over a year ago. Since that time, I have stopped drinking, focused on living in abundance and have allowed the universe to guide my life. That being said, my income has doubled and is still climbing, my relationship has improved, abundance has filled my life and I find that I am much happier person. I am more confident than I've ever been and am actually excited about the future. These days, I look forward to each day and all of the possibilities that are available to me.

I was compelled to send you a gift today to express my gratitude for being such a beacon of inspiration. I am grateful for you and the gifts you have enabled me to receive and I send you joy and blessings for being a such a spiritual being.

Joy, wisdom & harmony." - in response to page I posted for my 70th birthday on July 23rd, 2018.


7/9/18 News: Announcing a Special Birthday Sale in honor of Robert's upcoming 70th (Egad!!) Birthday!!!  I never thought I would make 30.


6/17/18 News:   I have just published my first Update Newsletter  in over 6 years on my Joy2MeU2 site.

1/3/18 News: Today is my sobriety anniversary - 34 years clean and sober:  MY SOBRIETY DATE: JANUARY 3RD, 1984

9/10/17 News: Announcing that I have moved back to Cambria - and it has been magical.  I updated my Darien page to explain what happened and why - and published a new blog (link above) based on some things I had written on that page about the wounding process for codependency.


8/14/17 News: Announcing that I am moving back to Cambria next week.  Here is an Update Newsletter in which I talk about my feelings for Cambria as I was accepting that I might have to leave there in 2005 - and includes the story of the miracles that led me to Cambria in the first place.   This is a story I wrote for Mother's Day in 2002 in which I talk about some of the things I love about Cambria.  I have added the testimonials from the August workshop in Encinitas to the Intensive Testimonials page.  I do not plan on offering any more Workshops in San Diego once I am not living there.  I am not sure if I will decide on another location after I have moved but for right now the only one I have scheduled is November 25th in Gilroy.  (Special offer for that Workshop and my first two books here.)

7/22/17 News: Announcing I have posted a page with a message from the past and one from the present as a way of honoring the 30th Anniversary of my 39th Birthday.

February 4th 2016 - Announcing that I have now published all 6 of my eBooks in the format for Kobo ereaders.

5/2/15 - Announcing the publication of an Audiobook of Robert Burney’s eBook

The Law of Attraction - Misunderstood & Misinterpreted

A Larger Spiritual Paradigm


In this audiobook about the law of attraction, he shares his opinion that spiritual teachers, new age gurus, and New Thought churches are teaching the law of attraction in ways that do a disservice to - and can actually hurt - the people they are teaching.  

3/15/15 ~ Announcing the publication of an audio book of Robert Burney’s

Codependency Recovery: Wounded Souls Dancing in The Light

Book 1: Empowerment, Freedom, and Inner Peace through Inner Child Healing

(aka A Formula for Spiritual Integration and Emotional Balance)

available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.  


A short clip from the recorded version of my Intensive Training Workshop. home  home 

bottom of page