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Stoic Philosophy and REBT

The gods have released you from accountability for your parents, your siblings, your body, your possessions – for death and for life itself. They made you responsible only for what is in your power – the proper use of impressions. So why take on the burden of matters which you cannot answer for? You are […]

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 27 Nov 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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Can Suicide ever be a rational act?

In light of recent events in the news and some of the lovely stuff that Jimmy and Steve posted here recently, I thought it might be appropriate to talk a little about suicide. First of all, if you are thinking about killing yourself or are having thoughts about harming yourself that are scaring you, pick […]

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What’s wrong with saying, “I am an EXCELLENT person” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 13 Nov 18 in Acceptance, General Semantics, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

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.” 4,281 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-01-06 22:41:50.

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Are opinions incompatible with REBT-CBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 13 Nov 18 in Acceptance, Demanding, Events, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA |

 Are opinions incompatible with REBT???    What do you think? 678 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-04-20 18:13:40.

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How to deal with your past errors?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Albert Ellis, damning, downing, Ellis Quotes, People Rating, Rating, Shame, USA |

By honestly acknowledging your past errors, but never damning yourself for them, you can learn to use your past for your own future. ~Albert Ellis   717 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-06-17 06:21:04.

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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Depression, Happiness, Irrationality in the arts & media, suicide, ULA, UOA, USA |

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, […]

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What is REBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Basics, Guilt & Shame, Happiness, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA, What is REBT - CBT? |

This post is pinned to the top. Scroll down for recent posts REBT / Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy What the hell is it, anyway??? Click the blue  link below  for Will Ross’s excellent, easy-to-follow explanation . . . 31,831 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2013-03-27 18:01:44.

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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Guilt & Shame, judgment, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

Tue 14 Aug 07, 11:00 p.m. Good Morning All,  I write about this all the time, so if you want something long-winded, there is plenty of my hot air to be found in the archives here.  The long and the short of it is, however, that REBT-CB–as do some  other modern psychological approaches and schools […]

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Will Unconditional Self Acceptance make me lose my edge?

Sean B. in Florida writes: Rex.  I think I understand the idea of unconditional self acceptance, in theory at least. But I am afraid that adopting it will cause me to lose my edge and stop striving for excellence in my career.  If I accept myself unconditionally, then do I have to accept it if I […]

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