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Is keeping emotions “bottled up” dangerous?

In my callow and shallow youth, I used to subscribe to the “teapot model” of emotions.  You know, our emotional systems are like teapots with water boiling, generating steam and pressure.  If the steam does not have an outlet, or the outlet becomes overwhelmed by too much steam expanding too quickly . . . POW !!!  Explosion […]

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I cried because I had no shoes…

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 31 Jan 23 in Awfulzing, Emotions, Guilt & Shame |

I cried because I had no shoes . .  5,573 total views,  4 views today Originally posted 2017-03-25 07:16:16.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 24 Jan 23 in Albert Ellis, Anger, Awfulzing, Books & Media, bookshop, damning, Uncategorized, Videos |

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How to deal with a hen-pecking boss

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 10 Jan 23 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?    5,579 total views Originally posted 2016-03-11 21:21:31.

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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.  2,778 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-10-28 17:04:18.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 6 Jan 23 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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The Sky is Falling!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 29 Dec 22 in Awfulzing, REBT & Other therapies compared, Uncategorized, z-17 |

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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!   😉   7,868 total views […]

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 11 Nov 22 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?  4,981 total views Originally posted 2013-09-25 01:35:17.

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Please don’t catastrophize over politics!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 5 Nov 22 in Anxiety, Awfulizing, Awfulzing |

It’s not as bad as you think!  . . .  Or is it ???  1,666 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2018-11-15 19:37:25.

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