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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 23 Jun 19 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

  It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds.” 1,151 total views, 5 views today Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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I don’t care . . . It doesn’t matter!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 17 Jun 19 in disqualifying the positive, Ten Cognitive Distortions, Uncategorized |

Did you know that “I don’t care” and “It doesn’t matter” can be disguised cognitive distortions? 752 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2017-10-23 06:19:00.

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Disguised “Should” statments

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 12 Jun 19 in Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, ought, should statements, Why? questions |

  REBT Mates, it may have been yours truly who coined the term “disguised shoulds.” Dishonest “why” questions are one of the most obvious examples. Dishonest “whys” pretend to ask for an explanation when in fact they are really making a “should” statement. 1,525 total views, 5 views today Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.

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Ten Cognitive Distortions & Four IB’s

REBT-CBT is built on the premise that we all make fundamental mistakes in the way we think about ourselves, other people and life in general, and that these mistakes (irrational beliefs and cognitive distortions) are the real cause of (virtually all) of our misery and dysfunction and failure. This is so important!   Continue reading to see […]

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Do anti-depressant medications work?

We have been having a fascinating discussion that I reckon is best framed as “Do anti-depressant medications work?”  6,657 total views, 9 views today Originally posted 2013-08-06 19:00:08.

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A cat has PAWS on it’s claws, but a comma has pause on it’s clause!

A reader brings up some interesting questions about depression and other problems following withdrawal from dependence on benzodiazepines (related to Valium) even seven months after discontinuing use. He says that he has “PAWS (Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome)” Although this is a BIG subject, and although my response is necessarily fairly “global” and general, there are, I […]

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Conversation with Aaron Beck, Founder Cognitive Therapy

  Fascinating Conversation with Aaron T. Beck, founder of Cognitive Therapy Click on the blue link below to watch the video abut the life and times of Dr. Beck,  and join in the discussion. 3,945 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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Baby I Need Your Lovin’ . . . Really?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 7 May 19 in Awfulzing, Demanding, Love and Romance, Needs vs. Preferences, should statements |

Baby I Need Your Lovin’   Baby, I need your lovin’ I got to have all your lovin’ Baby, I need your lovin’ Got to have all your lovin’ ~The Four Tops, 1964      Awwwwww!  Ain’t that romantic?  Don’t that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?     Ain’t it the […]

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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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Yes, we can’t!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 11 Apr 19 in Postive thinkikng, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

  318 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2019-01-08 21:16:06.

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