Hi REBT Mates! Happy Thanksgiving! I wrote this yesterday for someone who struggles with depression. The holidays and tragic events in the news are not making it any easier. I am re-posting it here, pretty much unedited. While I reckon no one would ever accuse me of being Pollyanna, this is a message of hope, […]
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.
We have bee having a lively–if somewhat perennial–discussion about why REBT dos not favor motivation and bolstering of “self esteem” by using global labels and “rating,” such as “I am an EXCELLENT person.”