Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 23 Oct 17 in Uncategorized |

History Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is both a psychotherapeutic system of theory and practices and a school of thought established by Albert Ellis. Ellis first presented his ideas at a conference of the American Psychological Association in 1956[7] then published a seminal article in 1957 entitled “Rational psychotherapy and individual psychology”, in which he […]

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I don’t care . . . It doesn’t matter!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 23 Oct 17 in Uncategorized |

Mitzi Gayner in a scene reminiscent Busby Berkeley number, from the 1953 20th Century Fox “The I don’t care Girl”  Did you know that “I don’t care” and “It doesn’t matter” can be disguised cognitive distortions? 4 total views, 4 views today

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 22 Oct 17 in Uncategorized |

8,452 total views, 8 views today Originally posted 2015-11-25 22:37:20.

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Acceptance is not love!

  Your Opinion Matters "Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human." ~Albert Ellis  This is one of the premises of REBT-CBT that often confuses and pisses off people.  It is closely related to the irrational belief / […]

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My very first sonnet

Posted by Willie on Sun 22 Oct 17 in Guest Author |

This is my very first sonnet.  I hope it is good enough! 10 total views, 4 views today Email: rex9gm3-2@spamarrest.com

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“Happy For Life” new Will Ross book

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 21 Oct 17 in Basics, Books & Media, Uncategorized |

Will’s new book(let) “Happy For Life:Ten Key Strategies” reduces REBT to it’s essentials  1,691 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2014-06-05 18:48:43.

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I need you too much already, lah! :o{

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 21 Oct 17 in Demanding, Dire need for love & approval, Needs vs. Preferences, Uncategorized |

I need you too much already, lah!     Well, that is they way we might say it in Thailand or other Southeast Asian countries.  But in spite of the charming local syntax, I reckon that the irrational belief that drives this sentiment is very nearly universal.  Taken to the the extreme, and combined in a cocktail of […]

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  This from an old friend from the REBT-CBT-FORUM@yahoogroups.com whom we have not heard from for a long time.  This person has been struggling with anxiety and although works diligently applying REBT-CBT techniques, does not appear to be getting much traction. Although I am not psychic, I think I may have an idea as to […]

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It is good to think about the future!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 20 Oct 17 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Depression, Rational living, Time management |

How far can you imagine into your future? For those suffering from addictions, alcoholism and depression, only about 9 days! 13,319 total views, 8 views today Originally posted 2015-08-30 20:58:55.

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How do we know whether our values are right or wrong?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 19 Oct 17 in morality, Rational living, Rational Thinking |

  Good Morning All, We have been having a fascinating discussion at the REBT-CBT Yahoogroup   about REBT and values.   A member points out that everyone has a collection of values; things and qualities which are important to them., and asks what REBT says about values and [more interesting] how do we know whether our values […]

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