What do do when the meds don’t work?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 16 Oct 17 in Anxiety, Depression, medication |

What do do when the meds are not working?

A loyal reader complains that the meds his pshrink is prescribing for anxiety are not helping.

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Originally posted 2015-08-15 17:21:33.

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Will there always be an REBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 15 Oct 17 in Albert Ellis, REBT & Other therapies compared |
Related imageOn 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.

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Originally posted 2013-02-28 02:06:26.


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)

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Originally posted 2014-10-01 20:41:19.


Why “can’t” you rate the essence of a human?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 14 Oct 17 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

From: Jane…@…
Subject:  REX – General Semantics – Questions – REBT.info
Date:  Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:01:53 +0530
To:  AskRex@rebtinfo.info <askrex@rebtinfo.info> 

Hey Rex,

My name is Jane. I too practice REBT and it has significantly improved my life.

I have been reading some of your articles on general semantics and E-Prime and find it very interesting. But it happened to spark of a few questions,

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Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.


Dr. Beck accepts lifetime achievement award from NAMI

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 14 Oct 17 in Aaron Beck, Anxiety, Books & Media, Depression |

Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Age 96, Accepts his Lifetime Achievement Award from NAMI

Click the blue link below to watch the video and to add your comments

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Originally posted 2017-07-26 22:52:33.

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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 the thinking and theories of Dr Albert Ellis, sets out to explore the childhood of Albert Ellis, to see how this skewed the development of Ellis's notion of rationality, and his resistance to the idea of human emotional needs.which

which we present and discuss in a post elsewhere on this blog, which you can read here

After that long-winded introduction let me say that

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Originally posted 2013-06-14 04:53:54.

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MUST I have what I want?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 13 Oct 17 in Demanding, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Needs vs. Preferences, Wants vs. needs |

Hi REBT-mates!

ineeditDo you believe that when you want something, you absolutely MUST have it . . . and that it is terrible when you don’t get what you must have?

Or do you believe that while it is highly preferable to get what you want, there is not reason why you absolutely MUST have it, and that if you don’t get it, it’s a bummer, but hardly the end of the world?

We advise NOT elevating your wants into needs, and to work very hard to deescalate your needs into healthy wants and preferences.

Guess which scenario REBT says is healthy and helpful.

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Originally posted 2016-05-09 02:14:28.


Four Albert Ellis Bestsellers for You.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 12 Oct 17 in Albert Ellis, Books & Media, Read any good books lately?, Uncategorized |

Help support REBT Info. We get a small commission from Amazon.com when you purchase items using the links on this page.  Thank you!

Here are four classic, best-selling  REBT titles by Dr. Ellis that will give you a solid foundation to begin your studies of REBT-CBT or to revise and upgrade your skill set.

To see all four titles, please click the blue link below.

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Originally posted 2017-07-15 05:45:03.


Three musts which hold us back

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 12 Oct 17 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, should statements |



OK, we know that REBT emphasizes various types of demands, including but not limited to, shoulds, oughts and musts, as well as a number of what I refer to as  disguised shoulds typically insincere  “Why?” questions.

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Originally posted 2017-06-03 04:17:41.

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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 only making unnecessary problems for yourself.”  ~Epictetus

Click on the blue link below to read more and to join the discussion about this quote.

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Originally posted 2017-07-12 00:14:10.

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