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Is “mindfulness” CBT or just distraction?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 9 Nov 18 in Mindfulness, REBT & Other therapies compared |

  In the context of a larger discussion we have been having  regarding “mindfulness” practices and CBT-REBT, a reader raises an important question about whether mindfulness constitutes a “distraction” or is it the antithesis of distraction?  972 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2014-02-10 22:42:51.

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Dr. Ellis, a wounded psychotherapist (???)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 3 Oct 18 in Albert Ellis, Books & Media, REBT & Other therapies compared |

Woa! This article by Dr Jim Byrne  on the ABC-Counseling website sure stired up a ruckus on the REBT-CBT Yahoogroup . And I do mean a ruckus!  Dr Jim Byrne (not to be confused with David D. Burns, author of "Feelikng Good: The New Mood Therapy)  who was originally very influenced by the thinking and theories of […]

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REBT, Mindfulness, Behaviorism potpourri

From Vipasana to Zen to Mindfulness to CBT-REBT to Acceptance to the “Thrid Wave” of behaviorism, to Tourette’s (and maybe a few comments about the kitchen sink as well) 6,305 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2015-07-05 04:09:57.

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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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Happiness of your life depends upon the the quality of your thoughts

“The happiness of your life depends upon the the quality of your thoughts.” ~Marcus Aurelius 1,283 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2016-04-11 07:31:06.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 23 Sep 18 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! 1,297 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2016-03-14 03:34:22.

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Will there always be an REBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 23 Sep 18 in Albert Ellis, REBT & Other therapies compared |

On another blog, a friend was gently ribbing me about my interest in "kooky" stuff like TaiChi and biofeedback  that has little to do with REBT-CBT. 2,049 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-02-28 02:06:26.

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What does REBT say about the unconscious mind?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in REBT & Other therapies compared |

Thu 27 Sep 2012, 4:37 pm Q: A reader asks: What does the theory of REBT say about the unconscious mind? A: Good question! You cannot talk about the “unconscious” without talking a little about Signumd Freud.  Freud was the first to present the idea of the unconscious or subconscious . . . 5,995 total views, […]

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“Thank Goodness I’m Alive” by Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, a “new atheist”, one of the so called “The Four Horsemen.” Prof. Dennett was invited to the 2006 meeting of the “Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason and Survival” conference, but just […]

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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) 1,784 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 20:41:19.

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