Is depression inherited or learned?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 3 Aug 20 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.”  1,644 total […]

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Dr. Gunars shares how he deals with anxiety about granddaughter not doing well in school

Posted by Gunars Neiders on Sun 5 Jul 20 in ABC Technique, Anxiety, Basics, Disputing, Guest Author, Guest Author Posts, Perfectionism |

Rex, as most of the time, gives a good answer. This is not to offer an alternative to Rex, but a supplement.” Dr. Gunars is a regular contributor to REBT Info, and we are pleased to offer his reply to our recent discussion about managing GAD and anxiety for the a child who is not doing well […]

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Oh well!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 17 Jun 20 in Acceptance, Disputing |

Oh well! Now, that’s a deep subject!    2,330 total views,  4 views today Originally posted 2017-12-10 06:05:35.

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Types of disputing

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 9 Jun 20 in ABC Technique, Disputing |

  Will Ross, REBT extraordinaire, explains the different types of disputing . . .   29,141 total views,  3 views today Originally posted 2013-02-07 19:47:55.

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Cognitive Distancing in Stoicism

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 5 Jun 20 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 . . .    0 total views Originally posted 2017-07-22 02:05:48.

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

   55,166 total views,  3 views today Originally posted 2013-08-29 05:05:56.

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Can you dispute a “secondary disburbance”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 17 Apr 20 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.     3,446 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2012-09-21 05:22:16.

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Only understand REBT “intellectually”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 4 Mar 20 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 Ross is on this point . . .    4,020 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2013-11-27 03:09:37.

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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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Get up! Stomp around! Do your disputing aloud!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 27 Dec 19 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?”  1,376 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2013-12-07 04:07:02.

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