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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.  1,083 total views Originally posted 2019-08-24 18:57:56.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 7 Oct 21 in Awfulizing, Humor |

  Contributed by Jonathan Von Breton. Thanks for the chuckle, Jonathan!  1,313 total views Originally posted 2019-07-02 22:31:06.

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Is Anything Truly Awful?  6,118 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2014-10-16 07:25:31.

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Self-help forms.

Willie T. has been making some interesting comments about whether REBT is “talk therapy” or something else. He shares some additional information which hits on a sore spot of mine–mechanically filling out forms–and is worth exploring in greater depth.  Here’s Willie.  We’ve taken the liberty of running the SpellCheck for him.  Hehehe . . . […]

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More internet addiction / Time Management

Guest Author Gunars K. Neiders, Psy.D. Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist I , myself, am trying to build more self-discipline by using . . .  4,618 total views Originally posted 2013-04-17 18:14:17.

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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 8 Sep 21 in General Semantics, overgeneralization, People Rating, Rating |

On another thread, we have been discussing America being the greatest country in the world, that is so called “American Exceptionalism.”  2,074 total views Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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Pissed beyond all measure!!!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 25 Aug 21 in Anger, Awfulizing, Basics, Demanding, Uncategorized |

Have you ever been “pissed beyond all measure”? Are you ready for your morning REBT safari?  4,092 total views Originally posted 2014-10-17 18:57:05.

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Avoid shoulds, oughts, musts!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 23 Aug 21 in Demanding, Demanding, Homework, must, musty thinking, Should |

HOMEWORK Avoid using moralistic, absolutist “shoulds”, “oughts”, “musts”, et al. We don’t want to be rigid and dogmatic in this (and in all things). While keeping in mind there are perfectly innocuous uses of “should”, “ought”, “must”, it is nonetheless an excellent discipline to make the effort to avoid them, and to monitor yourself using […]

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Disguised shoulds?

Greta Van Susteren,  former Fox News Analyst Are Greta’s “disguised shoulds” showing? We have been talking about the model of REBT where demanding (shoulds, oughts, musts, etc.) are at the root of disturbance.  I thought it might be a good occasion to reprise my concept of “disguised shoulds.”  4,437 total views Originally posted 2014-10-01 06:33:55.

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Internet addiction?

A reader shares that on occasion they find a new and interesting venue on the internet and end up using it compulsively, wasting a lot of time, and then feeling disgusted with themselves. They believe that if they make a decision to get involved with an internet venue, they can just make a decision to […]

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