What is REBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Basics, Guilt & Shame, Happiness, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA, What is REBT - CBT? |

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Rational Emotive
Behavior Therapy
What the hell is it, anyway???

Click the blue  link below  for Will Ross’s excellent, easy-to-follow explanation . . .

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Call for Guest Authors and Contributing Writers

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 5 Jan 18 in Announcements |



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 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.

A Wounded Psychotherapist:

The childhood of Dr Albert Ellis, and the limitations of REBT/CBT

by Dr Jim Byrne


"If it was never possible for us to relive on a conscious level the rejection we experienced in our own childhood and to work it through, then we in turn will pass this rejection on to our children".  Dr Alice Miller[1]

This book represents an attempt to deconstruct Dr Albert Ellis's story of his childhood . . .  

Click the blue link below to read the complete discussion of ths interesting topic . . .

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New Feature: Read any good books lately?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 2 Oct 18 in Books & Media, Read any good books lately?, Regular Columns & Features |

Ready Any Good Books Lately?

Your  Book, DVD & Media Review


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Do you believe your thoughts?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 2 Oct 18 in Ten Cognitive Distortions |

REBT Mates!

Here is one for you.  When you are aware of  thinking (or having thunk) a thought, do you automatically assume that it is true, accurate or valid?  Or another way of framing the question, “Do you assume your thought are true and without much consideration simply act on them?  Or perhaps you have never thought about it?  Or perhaps you think it is a stupid question?

Why do you think this is relevant to REBT-CBT

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To Whine or Not To Whine

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 1 Oct 18 in Humor, Irrationality in the arts & media, Rational Songs & Limericks |
Jimmy Walter, one of the regular contributors at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup http://bit.ly/REBT-Yahoo  was generous enough to allow us to use his wonderful spoof on Hamlet's timeless soliloquy.   Special treat, at the end, see video of Dr. Ellis's singing his famous "Whine! Whine! Whine!" song…


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Read “Enlightenment Now” Now!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 1 Oct 18 in Books & Media, bookshop, Rational living, Rational Thinking, Read any good books lately? |

If you read one book this year, read Steven Pinker’s “Enlightenment Now.” Please! More than any book I have read, this one exposes how the despair, nastiness, anger and masochism characteristic of today’s social-cultural-political climate is irrational, manufactured and simply based on incorrect information. ~Rex

Enlightenment Now:
The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress


by Steven Pinker

The follow-up to Pinker’s groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Read more…

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Is depression inherited or learned?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 1 Oct 18 in Depression, Disputing, Ellis Quotes |

"You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it."
                               ~Albert Ellis

Hi REBT Mates!  This one really pisses some people off, especially those who are quite invested in thinking about their depression as "genetic"  and "inherited."

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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)

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How do we manage “job burnout”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 30 Sep 18 in Demanding, Demanding, Depression, job burn out, Low Frustration Tolerance, Perfectionism |

A reader asks about managing job burnout

What a great topic!

There is an expectation that has become common since the 1960’s that work is “supposed” to be fulfilling, satisfying, fun, even meaningful . . .  Read more…


I NEED love! (not!)

valentine, love, romance, mating, dating, needs, preferences, disguised shoulds, musts

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Simple, Effective Strategies To Immediately Boost Your Self-Esteem

Posted by Anna Kucirkova on Sat 29 Sep 18 in Guest Author |

We hear the words “self-esteem” a lot. From the time we’re young, we’re told that we need have a good sense of self-esteem, and that ...


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