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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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How helpful is CBT, really?

We have been discussing the approach of Dr. David Burns, renowned member of the Beck team which developed Cognitive Therapy in the 1980’s, best-selling author of the evergreen “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” and many other fine books on CBT.   The Feeling Good Handbook (Plume) 1,211 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 20:41:19.

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Stoic Philosophy and REBT

The gods have released you from accountability for your parents, your siblings, your body, your possessions – for death and for life itself. They made you responsible only for what is in your power – the proper use of impressions. So why take on the burden of matters which you cannot answer for? You are […]

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Difference between “rational statements” & “positive thinking” ?

  53,371 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-08-29 05:05:56.

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Is seeing a CBT therapist while still strongly disturbed the right thing to do?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 6 Oct 17 in Basics, Guest Author Posts, Rational Thinking, REBT & Other therapies compared |

  Is seeing a CBT therapist while still strongly disturbed the right thing to do? 166 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-11-28 04:12:30.

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Is The Donald a hero?

This week, billionaire businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump ignited a firestorm in the media with his remarks about Senator John McCain’s service record, “He’s no hero!” declares Trump. 3,621 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2015-07-23 04:38:32.

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Can we sabotage ourselves unconsciously?

Sun 26 May 2013, 8:54 pm A reader asks if we can sabotage ourselves unconsciously   Hi  all, One of the things I like about REBT is that it helps me keep things simple. Not that depth psychology and other schools of psychology have no interest or value, but they often tend to be unnecessarily […]

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Dr. Ellis speaks on accepting self and others.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 24 Sep 17 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, Basics |

Hi REBTmates!  Might as well hear it directly from the horse’s mouth, as it were. We are most fortunately to live in this modern age where the treasure of Dr. Ellis’s ideas is preserved for posterity.  We intend to post more of these videos in due course, perhaps create a “videos” section or library here. […]

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Can you learn REBT-CBT on your own???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 22 Sep 17 in Basics, REBT & Other therapies compared, Self help |

Why do I like REBT-CBT? Let me count the ways! One of REBT’s main strengths is that it is entirely possible to learn it on your own by reading books, watching videos and home practice. I did! 746 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2016-03-14 03:34:22.

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Self-help forms.

Willie T has been making some interesting comments about whether REBT is “talk therapy” or something else. He shares some additional information which hits on a sore spot of mine–mechanically filling out forms–and is worth exploring in greater depth.  Here’s Willie.  We’ve taken the liberty of running the SpellCheck for him.  Hehehe . . . […]

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