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Is keeping emotions “bottled up” dangerous?

In my callow and shallow youth, I used to subscribe to the “teapot model” of emotions.  You know, our emotional systems are like teapots with water boiling, generating steam and pressure.  If the steam does not have an outlet, or the outlet becomes overwhelmed by too much steam expanding too quickly . . . POW !!!  Explosion […]

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It’s official! “Awfulize” is now a word!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 19 Mar 19 in Anger, Awfulizing, Awfulzing, Basics, Demanding, Demanding, Emotions, Low Frustration Tolerance, must |

Dr. Ellis coined the term “awfulize” by transforming the adjective “awful” into a verb. The language of REBT can sometimes sound a little contorted, especially when employing “ePrime,” in it’s preference for  using more verbs and adverbs than nouns and adjectives.  Now, it is official! “Awfulizing” has made it to the big time and is […]

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 14 Mar 19 in Albert Ellis, Anger, Awfulzing, Books & Media, bookshop, damning, Uncategorized, Videos |

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Is anythnig ever truly 100% awful?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 10 Mar 19 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, General Semantics |

I enjoy the General Semantics (actually, more “ePrime”) exercise of debating whether anything is ever truly 100% awful. 2,681 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-02-08 19:20:50.

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The Sky is Falling!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 6 Mar 19 in Awfulzing, REBT & Other therapies compared, Uncategorized |

Boost your  REBT-CBT work on catastrophizing  with this MP3 download   52 total views, no views today

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Nothing is ever 100% Awful (Are you sure?)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 5 Mar 19 in Awfulzing, Books & Media, bookshop |

Over at the REBT-CBT Yahoogroup we have been having a fascinating–if-perennial–discussion about whether anything is truly awful . . . And, if it is true, as REBT asserts, that nothing is ever truly 100% awful, how can we convince clients of that? 3,240 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-09-25 01:35:17.

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TRIGGER WARNING!

TRIGGER WARNING! Sorry to be the one to tell you; people, places and things “out there” do not trigger you. You trigger yourself by your distorted interpretations of the trigger. Of course, to understand that, you first need to understand something about REBT-CBT. 890 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2017-10-28 17:04:18.

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Nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so

Nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so Hi REBT Mates! Do you STILL think things “out there” upset us??? 3,010 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2016-03-11 04:47:10.

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Please don’t catastrophize over politics!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 16 Jan 19 in Anxiety, Awfulizing, Awfulzing |

It’s not as bad as you think!  . . .  Or is it ??? 161 total views, no views today Originally posted 2018-11-15 19:37:25.

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I cried because I had no shoes…

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 3 Jan 19 in Awfulzing, Emotions, Guilt & Shame |

I cried because I had no shoes . . 2,409 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-03-25 07:16:16.

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