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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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What is the difference between healthy & unhealthy emoting?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 8 Oct 17 in Demanding, Emotions |

"When adversities happen to people, they can choose to make themselves either (1) healthfully negative, sorry and regretful and annoyed and frustrated and disappointed about the happening  or (2) unhealthfully negative  creating feelings of horror, terror, anxiety, depression, rage, and other disturbed feelings, along with dysfunctional behaviors. And even if they create these dysfunctional feelings and behaviors, […]

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Accepting emotions

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 29 Sep 17 in Acceptance, Emotions, Guilt & Shame, Uncategorized |

Regarding  this (out of context) quote by a phsrink, "Indeed, once my client accepted his thoughts and feelings, shaking off his shame and guilt, he saw his problems with greater clarity and proceeded down the path to recovery", a reader asks How does accepting your thoughts and feelings relate to shaking off shame and guilt? […]

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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 . . .   529 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-03-25 07:16:16.

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Let’s all become Mr. Spock and get rid of emotions! Not!!!

 Let’s all become Mr. Spock and get rid of emotions! . . . Not!!!  Not ??? 224 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2013-03-26 22:07:14.

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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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Will REBT make you a “Pollyanna” ???

    Will practicing REBT turn you into a Pollyanna ???     489 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2016-12-30 03:55:27.

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Is Anything Truly Awful? 2,487 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-10-16 07:25:31.

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“Bad People” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 15 Aug 17 in Emotions, REBT & Other therapies compared |

Most people think here are a lot of bad people running around in the world . . .  ~Sam Harris   Sam has got it half-right . . .  74 total views, no views today

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Don’t take it personally!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 15 Aug 17 in Emotions, Rational living, Rational Thinking |

Everyone is familiar with the expression “Don’t take it personally!” Good advice in my opinion, but what does it mean and how can we actually achieve it? What do you think? Your opinion matters! Please click the blue link below to join the discussion. 132 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-04-29 21:30:29.

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