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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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THE BLACK CAT ANALOGY

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 7 Oct 17 in Rational Thinking |

THE BLACK CAT ANALOGY Philosophy . . . is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat. Metaphysics . . . is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there. Theology . . . is like being in a dark room and looking for […]

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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 drinking alcohol rational?

Slightly off-topic, but we were discussing whether the use of alcohol is (ever) rational, and it resulted in the following rant on my part. Excuse me if my bias is showing just a wee tad! Human beans seem to have always had an appetite for mood altering-mind altering substances . . .  248 total views, no views […]

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To achieve anything in life, you have to make it a “must” ???

We have been having a fascinating, wide-ranging discussion which I think boils down to a few basic-but-important questions: 1. Is it necessary to avoid shoulds, oughts, musts and why's? in everyday speech? 2 What is the difference between "task-perfection" and "self-perfection." 3. Can we be motivated without . . . 1,793 total views, 2 views today Originally […]

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How does “Law of Attraction” & “Creative Visualization” relate to REBT?

We have been having a lively discussion on the REBT-CBT Forum about where (if anywhere) the "Law of Attraction" and "Creative Visualization" fit into REBT. 211 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-05-21 20:43:16.

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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 ??? 212 total views, 2 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.  2,484 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-11-27 03:09:37.

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New book on rational drinking!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 17 Sep 17 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Books & Media, Rational Thinking |

  I am very pleased to mention publication of a relatively  new book by my friends Dr. Michael Edelstein (left) and the late Will Ross (right)*, two people eminently qualified to teach about how distorted thinking and irrational beliefs lead to excessive, self-destructive behaviors such as alcoholism and drug addictions.             […]

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