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What causes disturbed feelings?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 30 Jun 18 in Emotions, Uncategorized, Your Opinion Matters |

What causes disturbed feelings? I reckon that most people believe that when they are upset, it is some negative, external event has caused the disturbed feelings. REBT takes a radical departure form this seemingly obvious and intuitively correct belief. What is it that you believe cause your disturbed feelings when you are upset? Why does REBT […]

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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. 3,319 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2013-07-17 19:12:21.

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Is ePrime more than just a “semantic game”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 29 Jun 18 in ePrime, General Semantics, Uncategorized |

 Someone recently wrote something to the effect that he embraces the principle of ePrime, but does not use it in ordinary conversation because it often sounds peculiar and therefore might alienate the OP.       602 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2012-12-31 03:20:25.

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Interview with Dr. Ellis

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 29 Jun 18 in Albert Ellis, Basics, Your Opinion Matters |

Albert Ellis: A Guide to Rational Living – Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove NOTE: This is an excerpt from the full 90-minute DVD. http://www.thinkingallowed.com/2aellis.html           Click the blue link below to read more and watch the Albert Ellis video 575 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-05-24 18:37:19.

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Stage Fright: 40 Stars Tell You How They Beat America’s #1 Fear

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 28 Jun 18 in Anxiety, Books & Media, Social Anxiety |

Stage Fright: 40 Stars Tell You How They Beat America’s #1 Fear Here is a classic from Dr. Edelstein ust for you!  Check it out! 7,757 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-08-22 18:25:17.

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Interview with Dr. Edelstein

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 28 Jun 18 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Alcoholism, Anger, Anxiety, Procrastination, Self esteem |

We are very pleased to be able to bring you an exclusive, in-depth discussion-interview with San Francisco psychologist,  Dr. Michael Edelstein, one of the pioneers of REBT and one of it’s leading proponents today, author of the now-classic “Three Minute Therapy,”     and just out “Therapy Breakthrough”  Without further ado, please enjoy “What are you telling […]

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Mindfulness Meditation & REBT (?)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 27 Jun 18 in john kabat-zinn, meditation, Mindfulness |

Most people don't realize that the mind constantly chatters. And yet, that chatter winds up being the force that drives us much of the day in terms of what we do, what we react to, and how we feel. ~Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness author, founder of mindfulness based stress reduction. REBT Mates, click the link below […]

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Is anythnig ever truly 100% awful?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 27 Jun 18 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, General Semantics |

I enjoy the General Semantics (actually, more "ePrime") exercise of debating whether anything is ever truly 100% awful. Continue reading if you would like to know why REBT firmly asserts that NOTHING is ever 100% awful…   2,307 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-02-08 19:20:50.

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I need you too much already, lah! :o{

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 26 Jun 18 in Demanding, Dire need for love & approval, Needs vs. Preferences, Uncategorized |

I need you too much already, lah!     Well, that is they way we might say it in Thailand or other Southeast Asian countries.  But in spite of the charming local syntax, I reckon that the irrational belief that drives this sentiment is very nearly universal.  Taken to the the extreme, and combined in a cocktail of […]

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Accept everybody because they’re alive and human

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 26 Jun 18 in Albert Ellis, quotes, Uncategorized |

 

 

 

Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.

 ~Albert Ellis

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