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Is a “Happy-go-lucky” and a “Who cares?” attitude an answer to anxiety?

How do we deal with anxiety about the future of a son who is not doing well in high school?  Read Vinayak’s question and our answer.   3,506 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-07-13 03:53:10.

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More internet addiction / Time Management

Guest Author Gunars K. Neiders, Psy.D. Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist I , myself, am trying to build more self-discipline by using . . . 3,142 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-04-17 18:14:17.

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“Unconditional” Self Acceptance ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 10 Jul 18 in Acceptance, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA |

What does "unconditional"  in Unconditional Self Acceptance Mean  ??? A reader says that his English teacher advised that he avoid "modifiers" as they weaken the strength of the word they are modifying.  So, rather than "Unconditional Self Acceptance (USA)" he just leaves it at "self acceptance."  Nothing wrong with that, but it does raise some […]

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Task perfection vs. self-perfection

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 9 Jul 18 in Acceptance, Perfectionism, Rating, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection, ULA, UOA, USA |

  Many confuse the REBT idea of Unconditional Self-acceptance (USA) with being cavalier unconcerned about how well they perform, and fear that embracing might cause them to lose their edge in a competitive, results-oriented society, possibly losing their work ethic and slipping into a passive, dysfunctional lifestyle. While this concern is understandable, it is unfounded. […]

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Why is it so wrong to want to kill yourself?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 5 Jul 18 in Acceptance, Rating, suicide |

   A reader of my lengthy post on suicide on another site responds in part “Why is it so wrong to want to move on [kill yourself]  before your natural physical body tells you to This is not expressing a view more a question for discussion” 1,898 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-08-16 18:12:15.

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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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The world sucks, and I can’t stand it!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 24 Jun 18 in Acceptance |

Hi All, A reader complains about having difficulty controlling anxiety with regard to society and politics. What great questions! You bring up several related but separate issues. 1. CAN’T HELP THINKING! I doubt that this is true. You choose to think the thoughts you think . . . 751 total views, no views today Originally posted […]

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 15 Jun 18 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 […]

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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) 6,106 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-07-05 04:09:57.

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 11 Jun 18 in Acceptance, Basics, Depression, Disputing, ULA, UOA, USA |

We have been having some great discussions lately over at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup.  Thm raised an honest and important question and was kind enough to allow me to re-post it here.  Thanks, Thm!  His question and my response follows. Your follow-up comments and questions are encouraged and welcomed. 4,779 total views, no views today Originally […]

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