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

  53,387 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-08-29 05:05:56.

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What if you only understand your REBT process “intellectually”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 18 Sep 17 in Basics, Disputing, Emotions, Rational Thinking, REBT & Other therapies compared, Uncategorized |

What if you only understand your REBT process “intellectually”? I am not as warm & fuzzy as Will is on this point.  2,494 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-11-27 03:09:37.

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Dr. Gunars shares how he deals with anxiety about granddaughter not doing well in school

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 28 Jul 17 in ABC Technique, Anxiety, Basics, Disputing, Guest Author, Guest Author Posts, Perfectionism |

Dr. Gunars is a regular contributor to REBT Info, and we are pleased to offer his reply to our recent discussion about managing GAD and anxiety for the a child who is not doing well in his high school career. 146 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-07-13 22:38:13.

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Cognitive Distancing in Stoicism

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 22 Jul 17 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, Disputing, Mindfulness, stoic |

  Albert Ellis Donald Robertson Epictetus Stoic philosophy is among the many influences Dr. Ellis drew upon many in developing REBT. However, there is a conundrum or a seeming conundrum between REBT’s emphasis on “disputing” and the stoic preference for “distancing.” In this sense, stoic philosophy may have more in common with third wave behavior […]

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Get up! Stomp around! Do your disputing aloud!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 22 Jul 17 in ABC Technique, Basics, Disputing, REBT & Other therapies compared |

 This is a follow-up to my post from last month “What if you only understand your REBT process intellectually?” 128 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-12-07 04:07:02.

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 22 Jul 17 in Acceptance, Basics, Depression, Disputing, ULA, UOA, USA |

We have been having some great discussions lately over at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup.  Thm raised an honest and important question and was kind enough to allow me to re-post it here.  Thanks, Thm!  His question and my response follows. Your follow-up comments and questions are encouraged and welcomed. 4,226 total views, 2 views today Originally posted […]

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Cognitive Distancing in Stoicism

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 22 Jul 17 in Albert Ellis, Books & Media, Disputing |

  Albert Ellis Donald Robertson Epictetus Stoic philosophy is among the many influences Dr. Ellis drew upon in developing REBT. However, there is a conundrum or a seeming conundrum between REBT’s emphasis on “disputing” and the stoic preference for “distancing.” In this sense, stoic philosophy may have more in common with third wave behavior therapies […]

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Types of disputing

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 17 Jun 17 in ABC Technique, Disputing |

 Will Ross explains the different types of disputing If Forum want to dispute well, don't miss this excellent article by Will… 11,358 total views, 6 views today Originally posted 2013-02-07 19:47:55.

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Is depression inherited or learned?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 17 Jun 17 in Depression, Disputing, Ellis Quotes |

"You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it."                                ~Albert Ellis Hi REBT Mates!  This one really pisses some people off, especially those who are quite invested in thinking about their depression as "genetic" […]

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