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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Website review: ABC Counselling

Fri 14 Jun 2013, 6:11 pm Good evening All, It occurs to me that reviews of  websites fit nicely into this category of book and media reviews.  I just became aware of Jim Byrne's  ABC-Counseling, http://www.abc-counselling.com/  as a result of the discussion of his article Dr. Ellis, a wounded psychotherapist  Dr Jim Byrne, was originally very influenced by […]

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Will REBT make you a “Pollyanna” ???

    Will practicing REBT turn you into a Pollyanna ???     483 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2016-12-30 03:55:27.

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What is REBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 11 Sep 17 in Acceptance, Basics, Guilt & Shame, Happiness, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA, What is REBT - CBT? |

This post is pinned to the top. Scroll down for recent posts REBT / Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy What the hell is it, anyway??? Click the blue  link below  for Will Ross’s excellent, easy-to-follow explanation . . . 17,816 total views, 74 views today Originally posted 2013-03-27 18:01:44.

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Is Anything Truly Awful? 2,484 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2014-10-16 07:25:31.

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How to deal with a hen-pecking boss

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 12 Aug 17 in Awfulzing, Basics, Books & Media, Demanding, job burn out, What is REBT - CBT? |

  Does the usual advice for improved communications skills and more assertiveness help us to deal with a boss who bullies? 1,249 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2016-03-11 21:21:31.

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Distorted thinking is at the root of “neurosis”

“Much of what we call emotion is nothing more or less than a certain kind – a biased, prejudiced, or strongly evaluative kind – of thought.” ~Albert Ellis, Rational Psychotherapy and Individual Psychology     799 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2016-03-08 20:20:42.

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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) 5,668 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2015-07-05 04:09:57.

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Is “indifference” a better option than “strong preference”?

Is “indifference”  a valid alternative to having a “strong preference”?  We have been having a lively one over that. 2,859 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-07-17 19:12:21.

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Ten Cognitive Distortions & Four IB’s

Please visit this => page for a list, explanation of and tips for how to use  the Ten Cognitive Distortions and Four IB's (Irrational Beliefs) as conceptualized by David Burns, Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis.      2,604 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-06-14 18:49:47.

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