Video : Albert Ellis’ Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)- Daniel Man of Reason

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 19 Jul 18 in Basics, Books & Media, Demanding, musty thinking |

I would like to share an excellent video by Daniel Phillip.  Dan’s short presentation impressed me because it  offers a clear and “user-friendly” introduction to REBT, and provides some insight into REBT’s emphasis on “musty” thinking and “awfulizing.” Click the blue link below to watch the video, continue reading and add your comments and questions 648 total […]

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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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How to Learn REBT

Perhapos it is just a teeny bit immodest of me to title this page "How to Learn REBT-CBT" as if starting from a zero baseline, you will be able to practice REBT-CBT just by reading these few pages. Live workshops and face-to-face therapy/coaching/training are of course the best ways to learn, however  lots of people, including […]

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Is a “Happy-go-lucky” and a “Who cares?” attitude an answer to anxiety?

How do we deal with anxiety about the future of a son who is not doing well in high school?  Read Vinayak’s question and our answer.   3,506 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-07-13 03:53:10.

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Christine’s experience with CBT

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 13 Jul 18 in Basics |

  Hi REBT Mates! Christine Richardson posted the following as a comment in our long and perennial discussion about the differences between REBT and CBT. It is wonderful, thoughtful, and deserves a post of it’s own. I think you will find it interesting and moving.  Unfortunately, the system seems to have eaten Christine’s member info […]

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How to deal with a hen-pecking boss

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 12 Jul 18 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 Does the usual advice for improved communications skills and more assertiveness help us to deal with a boss who bullies? 1,979 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-03-11 21:21:31.

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Is The Donald a hero?

This week, billionaire businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump ignited a firestorm in the media with his remarks about Senator John McCain’s service record, “He’s no hero!” declares Trump. 4,050 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-07-23 04:38:32.

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Self-help forms.

Willie T has been making some interesting comments about whether REBT is “talk therapy” or something else. He shares some additional information which hits on a sore spot of mine–mechanically filling out forms–and is worth exploring in greater depth.  Here’s Willie.  We’ve taken the liberty of running the SpellCheck for him.  Hehehe . . . […]

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 6 Jul 18 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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APA Discussion with Beck and Ellis

American Psychological Association
108th Convention
Washington DC, August 4-8, 2000

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