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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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Guest Author, Dr. Edelstein : Negative emotions come from one type of irrational thinking

REBT (according to Ellis) posits that inappropriate negative emotions come from one type of irrational thinking . . . 200 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-12-27 06:34:31.

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Disguised shoulds?

Greta Van Susteren,Fox News Analyst   We have been talking about the model of REBT where demanding (“shoulds,” et al) is at the root of disturbance.  I thought it might be a good occasion to reprise my concept of “disguised shoulds.” 2,023 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 06:33:55.

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Whine! Whine! Whine!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 24 Sep 17 in Low Frustration Tolerance, Rational Songs & Limericks |

Except for a few glum existential psychologists, I reckon that most helping professionals recognize the therapeutic value of humor. REBT is no exception. Dr. Ellis is famous for his rational songs and limericks which help to break our narrow fixation on a problem, release tension and give us a new perspective and to convey REBT […]

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More internet addiction / Time Management

Guest Author Gunars K. Neiders, Psy.D. Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist I , myself, am trying to build more self-discipline by using . . . 2,677 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-04-17 18:14:17.

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How to stop being offended by every little thing

“The world would be a better place if everyone stopped being offended by every little thing.” 174 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2016-06-18 09:45:44.

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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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How to Learn REBT

Perhapos it is just a teeny bit immodest of me to title this page "How to Learn REBT-CBT" as if starting from a zero baseline, you will be able to practice REBT-CBT just by reading these few pages. Live workshops and face-to-face therapy/coaching/training are of course the best ways to learn, however  lots of people, including […]

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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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How do we manage “job burnout”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 25 Jun 17 in Demanding, Demanding, Depression, job burn out, Low Frustration Tolerance, Perfectionism |

A reader asks about managing job burnout What a great topic! There is an expectation that has become common since the 1960’s that work is “supposed” to be fulfilling, satisfying, fun, even meaningful . . .  4,331 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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