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How to Keep People From Pushing Your Buttons!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 7 Jun 21 in Albert Ellis, Anger, Books & Media, bookshop, Demanding, Low Frustration Tolerance |

God knows, we all need this one these days!    853 total views Originally posted 2018-12-10 12:00:48.

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Acceptance is not love!

   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  4,563 total views Originally posted 2013-05-02 07:39:44.

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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 […]

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Are you making progress?

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Distorted thinking is at the root of “neurosis”

  “Much of what we call emotion is nothing more or less than a certain kind – a biased, prejudiced, or strongly evaluative kind – of thought.”                                  ~Albert Ellis, Rational Psychotherapy and Individual Psychology    2,733 total views Originally posted […]

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Website review: ABC Counselling

 Dr Jim Byrne, who was originally very influenced by the thinking and theories of Dr Albert Ellis, sets out to explore the childhood of Albert Ellis, to see how this skewed the development of Ellis’s notion of rationality, and his resistance to the idea of human emotional needs . . .” ABC-Counseling  5,709 total views Originally posted […]

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To achieve anything in life, you have to make it a “must” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 12 May 21 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, must, musterbation, musty thinking, Needs vs. Preferences, Wants vs. needs |

We have been having a fascinating, wide-ranging discussion which I think boils down to a few basic-but-important questions: 1. Is it necessary to avoid shoulds, oughts, musts and why’s? in everyday speech? 2 What is the difference between “task-perfection” and “self-perfection.” 3. Can we be motivated without . . .    4,042 total views Originally posted […]

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Is “should” ever necessary?

A faithful reader asks What’s the best response to “I should have ______  (done x y z more) and if I had, things would be different now”?     Thank you.”       Ah, yes!  Our “Darling Shoulds!”  How we resist relinquishing them!   As if they were some jewel more precious than diamonds!   😉   7,271 total views […]

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Four Albert Ellis Bestsellers for You.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 6 May 21 in Albert Ellis, Anger, Basics, Books & Media, Depression, Happiness, Read any good books lately? |

When you buy using these affiliate links, I get a small commission which keeps me in coffee, which keeps me working, which keeps me providing you with this content… Thank you! Here are four classic, best-selling  REBT titles by Dr. Ellis that will give you a solid foundation to begin your studies of REBT-CBT or […]

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REBT and the Subconscious Mind

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 4 May 21 in Albert Ellis, REBT & Other therapies compared |

A loyal reader asks what Dr.Ellis had to say about the subconscious mind.   9,403 total views Originally posted 2014-06-10 03:41:30.

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