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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Only understand REBT “intellectually”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 23 Oct 21 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 . . .    4,431 total views Originally posted 2013-11-27 03:09:37.

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Get up! Stomp around! Do your disputing aloud!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 23 Sep 21 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?”  1,710 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-12-07 04:07:02.

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 22 Aug 21 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.  6,302 total views Originally posted 2013-12-07 03:57:31.

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Cognitive Distancing in Stoicism

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 22 Jul 21 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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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.     3,892 total views Originally posted 2012-09-21 05:22:16.

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

Posted by Gunars Neiders on Tue 15 Jun 21 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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Difference between “rational statements” & “positive thinking” ?

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Types of disputing

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 19 May 21 in ABC Technique, Disputing |

  Will Ross, REBT extraordinaire, explains the different types of disputing . . .   34,028 total views,  5 views today Originally posted 2013-02-07 19:47:55.

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Oh well!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 27 Feb 21 in Acceptance, Disputing |

Oh well! Now, that’s a deep subject!    3,077 total views Originally posted 2017-12-10 06:05:35.

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