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It’s official! “Awfulize” is now a word!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 17 Apr 21 in Anger, Awfulizing, Awfulzing, Basics, Demanding, Demanding, Emotions, Low Frustration Tolerance, must |

Dr. Ellis coined the term “awfulize” by transforming the adjective “awful” into a verb. The language of REBT can sometimes sound a little contorted, especially when employing “ePrime,” in it’s preference for  using more verbs and adverbs than nouns and adjectives.  Now, it is official! “Awfulizing” has made it to the big time and is […]

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It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to . . .

Click to listen to the great Lesley Gore great 1965 oldie, It’s My Party (and I’ll cry if I want to) We have been having an lively discussion about  and adult  who behaves with emotional immaturity such as avoiding attending a party for fear of seeing a rival there as a teenager might.  3,552 total views,  5 views […]

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Nothing is ever 100% Awful (Are you sure?)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 1 Apr 21 in Awfulzing, Books & Media, bookshop |

Over at the REBT-CBT Yahoogroup we have been having a fascinating–if-perennial–discussion about whether anything is truly awful . . . And, if it is true, as REBT asserts, that nothing is ever truly 100% awful, how can we convince clients of that?  4,193 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-09-25 01:35:17.

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Is Anything Truly Awful?  5,583 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2014-10-16 07:25:31.

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Armageddon

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 28 Mar 21 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, disqualifying the positive, Postive thinkikng, Rational living |

  My friend Jimmy from the REBT-CBT Yahoogroup is feeling gloomy about current events, and seeing some of the really nasty things going on in the news as heralding the breakdown of modern society.  He is hardly the first to make that observation. Here is what I said . . .  8,388 total views,  1 views today Originally posted […]

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Please don’t catastrophize over politics!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 17 Mar 21 in Anxiety, Awfulizing, Awfulzing |

It’s not as bad as you think!  . . .  Or is it ???  1,059 total views,  6 views today Originally posted 2018-11-15 19:37:25.

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The Sky is Falling!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 8 Mar 21 in Awfulzing, REBT & Other therapies compared, Uncategorized, z-17 |

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I cried because I had no shoes…

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 21 Feb 21 in Awfulzing, Emotions, Guilt & Shame |

I cried because I had no shoes . .  3,640 total views,  3 views today Originally posted 2017-03-25 07:16:16.

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TRIGGER WARNING!

TRIGGER WARNING! Sorry to be the one to tell you; people, places and things “out there” do not trigger you. You trigger yourself by your distorted interpretations of the trigger. Of course, to understand that, you first need to understand something about REBT-CBT.  2,025 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-10-28 17:04:18.

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How to deal with a hen-pecking boss

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 27 Dec 20 in Awfulzing, Basics, Books & Media, Demanding, job burn out, What is REBT - CBT? |

Boss Mr. Dithers bullies employee Dagwood”Blondie” comic strip King Features Syndicate, 1930s Does the usual advice for improved communications skills and more assertiveness help us to deal with a boss who bullies?    4,176 total views,  5 views today Originally posted 2016-03-11 21:21:31.

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