Conversation with Aaron Beck, Founder Cognitive Therapy

  Fascinating Conversation with Aaron T. Beck, founder of Cognitive Therapy Click on the blue link below to watch the video abut the life and times of Dr. Beck,  and join in the discussion. 4,104 total views, 5 views today Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 13 Oct 19 in Acceptance, Depression, Happiness, Irrationality in the arts & media, suicide, ULA, UOA, USA |

   It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!  I wrote this yesterday for someone who struggles with depression.  While I reckon no one would ever accuse me of being Little Mary Sunshine, this is a message of hope, albeit expressed in an oblique way. Please share your thoughts and feelings. 11,071 total views, […]

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Life after people (?)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 11 Oct 19 in Acceptance, Books & Media, Depression, Other stuffs, Videos |

Please watch the wonderful-but-chilling and sobering 2015 documentary “Life After people” It explores what would happen if human beans suddenly disappeared,   1,044 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2016-04-23 06:09:24.

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Is depression inherited or learned?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 7 Oct 19 in Depression, Disputing, Ellis Quotes |

“You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.”                                ~Albert Ellis This one really pisses some people off, especially those who are quite invested in thinking about their depression as “genetic”  and “inherited.” 1,090 total […]

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What do do when the meds don’t work?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 5 Oct 19 in Anxiety, Depression, medication |

 What do do when the meds are not working? A loyal reader complains that the meds his pshrink is prescribing for anxiety are not helping. 8,917 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2015-08-15 17:21:33.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 19 Sep 19 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 . . . 536 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2019-02-26 22:11:09.

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We miss Robin Williams

It seems like only yesterday that we were saddened and shocked to learn of the suicide of  the national treasure, Robin Williams . . . 2,494 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2014-08-12 19:41:28.

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Can Suicide ever be a rational act?

In light of recent events in the news and some of the lovely stuff that Jimmy and Steve posted here recently, I thought it might be appropriate to talk a little about suicide. First of all, if you are thinking about killing yourself or are having thoughts about harming yourself that are scaring you, pick […]

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A loyal reader asks about managing job burnout What a great topic! There is an expectation that has become common since the 1960’s that work is “supposed” to be fulfilling, satisfying, fun, even meaningful . . .  6,356 total views, 4 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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What is the purpose of life?

We have been having a great time with our friends over at the REBT-CBT Forum discussing the timeless question, What is the Purpose of Life?  Actually, REBT has quite a bit to say about this, but I fear that what it has to say is not very satisfying to those who raise the question!  Click the […]

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