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Oh well!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 15 Jan 19 in Acceptance, Disputing |

  Oh Well! Is one of the most useful and powerful REBT-CBT disputation tools! 944 total views, 7 views today Originally posted 2017-12-10 06:05:35.

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Is depression inherited or learned?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 24 Dec 18 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.” 749 total […]

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Types of disputing

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 19 Dec 18 in ABC Technique, Disputing |

 Will Ross, REBT extraordinaire, explains the different types of disputing . . .  21,374 total views, 10 views today Originally posted 2013-02-07 19:47:55.

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Disputing Overgeneralizations

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 2 Dec 18 in Disputing, overgeneralization, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

A new reader asks how to dispute an “overgeneralization“ Hi Newbie, Welcome! I often use “overgeneralization” in a loose way to mean exaggeration. However, if you are using the term in the way that Burns coined it, OVERGENERALIZATION: You see a single negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat. You arbitrarily conclude that one […]

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What if you only understand your REBT process “intellectually”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 25 Nov 18 in Basics, Disputing, Emotions, Rational Thinking, REBT & Other therapies compared, Uncategorized |

What if you only understand your REBT process “intellectually”? I am not as warm & fuzzy as Will is on this point.  3,150 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-11-27 03:09:37.

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Cognitive Distancing in Stoicism

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 10 Nov 18 in Albert Ellis, Books & Media, Disputing |

  Albert Ellis Donald Robertson Epictetus Stoic philosophy is among the many influences Drs. Ellis and Beck drew upon in developing REBT and CBT. However, there is a conundrum or a seeming conundrum between REBT’s emphasis on “disputing” and the stoic preference for “distancing.” In this sense, stoic philosophy may have more in common with […]

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Basics, Depression, Disputing, ULA, UOA, USA |

We have been having some great discussions lately over at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup.  Thm raised an honest and important question and was kind enough to allow me to re-post it here.  Thanks, Thm!  His question and my response follows. Your follow-up comments and questions are encouraged and welcomed. 5,186 total views, 1 views today Originally posted […]

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Get up! Stomp around! Do your disputing aloud!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in ABC Technique, Basics, Disputing, REBT & Other therapies compared |

 This is a follow-up to my post from last month “What if you only understand your REBT process intellectually?” 596 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-12-07 04:07:02.

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Difference between “rational statements” & “positive thinking” ?

  54,028 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2013-08-29 05:05:56.

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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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