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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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Is anythnig ever truly 100% awful?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 10 Oct 17 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, General Semantics |

I enjoy the General Semantics (actually, more "ePrime") exercise of debating whether anything is ever truly 100% awful. Continue reading if you would like to know why REBT firmly asserts that NOTHING is ever 100% awful…   1,853 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-02-08 19:20:50.

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I cried because I had no shoes…

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 26 Sep 17 in Awfulzing, Emotions, Guilt & Shame |

  I cried because I had no shoes . . .   525 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-03-25 07:16:16.

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Armageddon

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 16 Sep 17 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, disqualifying the positive, Rational living |

My friend Jimmy from the REBT-CBT Yahoogroup is feeling gloomy about current events, and seeing some of the really nasty things going on in the news as heralding the breakdown of modern society.  He is hardly the first to make that observation.  Here is what I said. 6,669 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-07-30 07:37:31.

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It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to . . .

Lesley Gore It’s My Party (1965) REBT Mates! We have been having an lively discussion about  and adult  who behaves with emotional immaturity such as avoiding attending a party for fear of seeing a rival there as a teenager might. 1,897 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-08-15 02:19:55.

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Is Anything Truly Awful? 2,484 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2014-10-16 07:25:31.

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How to deal with a hen-pecking boss

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 12 Aug 17 in Awfulzing, Basics, Books & Media, Demanding, job burn out, What is REBT - CBT? |

  Does the usual advice for improved communications skills and more assertiveness help us to deal with a boss who bullies? 1,249 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2016-03-11 21:21:31.

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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 REBTmates! People, places, things and events do not upset us.  Rather, we upset ourselves by our distorted, irrational, unhelpful theories, interpretations, attitudes, evaluations and judgments about those  events.   1,276 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2016-03-11 04:47:10.

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Can Suicide ever be a rational act?

Sat 9 Aug 2014, 6:49 pm Good Morning All, In light of recent events in the news and some of the lovely stuff that Jimmy and Steve posted here recently, I thought it might be appropriate to talk a little about suicide. First of all, if you are thinking about killing yourself or are having […]

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 15 Jul 17 in Awfulzing |

Over at the REBT-CBT Yahoogroup , http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/REBT-CBT-FORUM/info  ,  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?   2,363 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-09-25 […]

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