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Please don’t catastrophize over politics1

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 16 Jan 19 in Anxiety, Awfulizing, Awfulzing |

It’s not as bad as you think!  . . .  Or is it ??? 51 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2018-11-15 19:37:25.

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Ten Cognitive Distortions & Four IB’s

REBT-CBT is built on the premise that we all make fundamental mistakes in the way we think about ourselves, other people and life in general, and that these mistakes (irrational beliefs and cognitive distortions) are the real cause of (virtually all) of our misery and dysfunction and failure. This is so important!   Continue reading to see […]

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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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Is “should” ever necessary?

A faithful reader asks What’s the best response to “I should have ______  (done x y z more) and if I had, things would be different now”?     Thank you.” Ah, yes!  Our “Darling Shoulds!”  How we resist relinquishing them!   As if they were some jewel more precious than diamonds!   😉  6,062 total views, 3 views today Originally […]

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Guest Author, Dr. Edelstein : Negative emotions come from one type of irrational thinking

REBT (according to Ellis) posits that inappropriate negative emotions come from one type of irrational thinking . . . 1,151 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2013-12-27 06:34:31.

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Not fair!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 14 Dec 18 in Basics, Culture, Entitlement, Low Frustration Tolerance |

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How do we manage “job burnout”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 13 Dec 18 in Demanding, Demanding, Depression, job burn out, Low Frustration Tolerance, Perfectionism |

A 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 . . .  5,608 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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How to Keep People From Pushing Your Buttons!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 10 Dec 18 in Albert Ellis, Anger, Books & Media, bookshop, Demanding, Low Frustration Tolerance |

God knows, we all need this one these days! 78 total views, 1 views today

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Three musts which hold us back

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 7 Dec 18 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, should statements |

  HOMEWORK OK, we know that REBT emphasizes various types of demands, including but not limited to, shoulds, oughts and musts, as well as a number of what I refer to as  disguised shoulds typically insincere  “Why?” questions. 1,371 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-06-03 04:17:41.

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How to stop being offended by every little thing

“The world would be a better place if everyone stopped being offended by every little thing. 1,085 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-06-18 09:45:44.

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