Ten Cognitive Distortions & Four IB’s

REBT-CBT is built on the premise that we all make fundamental mistakes in the way we think about ourselves, other people and life in general, and that these mistakes (irrational beliefs and cognitive distortions) are the real cause of (virtually all) of our misery and dysfunction and failure. This is so important!   Continue reading to see […]

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How helpful is CBT, really?

       We have been discussing the approach of Dr. David Burns, renowned member of the Beck team which developed Cognitive Therapy in the 1980’s, best-selling author of the evergreen “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” and many other fine books on CBT.          2,862 total views Originally posted 2014-10-01 20:41:19.

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Conversation with Aaron Beck, Founder Cognitive Therapy

  Fascinating Conversation with Aaron T. Beck, founder of Cognitive Therapy Watch this fascinating video about the life and times of Dr. Beck,  and join in the discussion.   5,425 total views Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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Can you dispute a “secondary disburbance”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 20 Jun 21 in Albert Ellis, Cognitve (Behavior) Therapy, David Burns, Disputing, Secondary Disturbance |

A reader asks what David Burns means in Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy when he says that you cannot dispute a feeling, you can only dispute a thought.     3,820 total views Originally posted 2012-09-21 05:22:16.

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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.  2,232 total views Originally posted 2017-10-28 17:04:18.

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The Beck Diet Solution

The Beck Diet Solution by Judith S. Beck This time, it’s going to be different. This time, you are going to diet successfully . . .     1,614 total views Originally posted 2017-10-30 04:41:55.

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How much stimulation is enough?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 30 Jan 21 in Anxiety, Cognitve (Behavior) Therapy, phobias |

  Do you find roller coasters and “thrill rides” to be stimulating and exciting or frightening and enervating?     1,850 total views Originally posted 2016-05-18 21:55:56.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 17 Nov 20 in Aaron Beck, Books & Media, bookshop, Cognitve (Behavior) Therapy |

  Aaron T. Beck  (born July 18, 1921)  is an American psychiatrist who developed CBT / Cognitive Behavior Therapy . . .   1,789 total views Originally posted 2019-02-24 06:15:40.

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REBT, Mindfulness, Behaviorism potpourri

  From Vipasana to Zen to Mindfulness to CBT-REBT to Acceptance to the “Third Wave” of behaviorism, to Tourette’s (and maybe a few comments about the kitchen sink as well)  7,505 total views Originally posted 2015-07-05 04:09:57.

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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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