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Ten Cognitive Distortions

Here an expanded discussion of the Ten Cognitive Distortions as conceptualized by David Burns and the Big Four, four irrational beliefs (IB’s) that drive emotional as conceptualized by Dr. Albert Ellis.  1,957 total views Originally posted 2019-08-24 18:57:56.

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Depression can seem worse than cancer!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 4 Jan 23 in David Burns, Depression, Self esteem |

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Negative thinking patterns

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 23 Dec 22 in David Burns, Depression, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

  Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again.”           ~David Burns, author “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” […]

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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.          3,425 total views Originally posted 2014-10-01 20:41:19.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 12 Dec 22 in Aaron Beck, Anxiety, Books & Media, bookshop, David Burns, Depression |

     David D. Burns, author of the now-classic, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy was Part of Beck’s team that developed CBT at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1980s . . .  2,670 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2019-02-26 22:11:09.

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“Sensitive Souls” and Managing Painful Emotions

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 5 Dec 22 in Cognitve (Behavior) Therapy, David Burns, Uncategorized, zz-MONTH-5 |

“Sensitive Souls”and Managing Painful Emotions. If you are a “sensitive soul,” depending upon your resources and circumstances, you may be faced with the dilemma of building, and then closing yourself in a walled, perfumed garden so that all the suffering, tragedy and injustice in the world cannot get to you. Or, on the other hand, […]

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Aim for success, not perfection

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.”               ~Dr. David M. Burns  3,173 total views Originally posted 2013-05-02 22:53:14.

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Dare to Be Average!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Oct 22 in Books & Media, bookshop, David Burns, Perfectionism, Your Opinion Matters |

One of the most unusual, attention-grabbing, and in my opinion, important chapter titles ever in a self-help book of this kind.  But what on earth could be the reason for such a seemingly negative, almost “anti-American” sentiment?  9,541 total views Originally posted 2013-04-29 18:16:46.

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Can you dispute a “secondary disburbance”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 3 Oct 22 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.     4,596 total views Originally posted 2012-09-21 05:22:16.

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