Although REBT-CBT (more so REBT, I think) is often accused of being aloof and overly-intellectual, one of the tangible and “wet” benefits of practicing it philosophically and therapeutically is that it tends to push us to be more honest–emotionally and intellectually–with ourselves, and in doing so, be more honest with other people. Emotional and intellectual honesty encourages greater intimacy. Intimacy is good. Intimacy is authentic. Intimacy is healthy. So then, this is much more than an ethical consideration. When we (begin to) realize that much of the things we are telling ourselves and others is simply horseshit–false, semantically vacuous and unhelpful–then self-honesty and honesty with others becomes a much more appealing choice in its own right, rather than something we are motivated to do by guilt and morality.
|This great little book represents an advanced course in understanding the nature of cognitive distortions.|
|See, and you thought REBT-CBT was just for “egg heads.”|
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