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
This book represents an attempt to deconstruct Dr Albert Ellis's story of his childhood . . .
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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?
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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…
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
The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
by Steven Pinker
"You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it."
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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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…