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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 22 Sep 20 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.”  1,771 total views Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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It’s official! “Awfulize” is now a word!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 9 Sep 20 in Anger, Awfulizing, Awfulzing, Basics, Demanding, Demanding, Emotions, Low Frustration Tolerance, must |

Dr. Ellis coined the term “awfulize” by transforming the adjective “awful” into a verb. The language of REBT can sometimes sound a little contorted, especially when employing “ePrime,” in it’s preference for  using more verbs and adverbs than nouns and adjectives.  Now, it is official! “Awfulizing” has made it to the big time and is […]

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MUST I have what I want?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 5 Sep 20 in Demanding, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Needs vs. Preferences, Wants vs. needs |

  Do you believe that when you want something, you absolutely MUST have it . . . and that it is terrible when you don’t get what you must have?  1,256 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2016-05-09 02:14:28.

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Pissed beyond all measure!!!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 1 Sep 20 in Anger, Awfulizing, Basics, Demanding, Uncategorized |

Have you ever been “pissed beyond all measure”? Are you ready for your morning REBT safari?  3,510 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-10-17 18:57:05.

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Please don’t catastrophize over politics!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 29 Aug 20 in Anxiety, Awfulizing, Awfulzing |

It’s not as bad as you think!  . . .  Or is it ???  898 total views,  3 views today Originally posted 2018-11-15 19:37:25.

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12 Lies We Tell Ourselves

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 27 Aug 20 in Ellis Four Irational Processes, ethics, Ten Cognitive Distortions, Uncategorized |

12 lies we tell ourselves by Albert Ellis 1. I must have the love and approval of others i must avoid disapproval at all costs. Click to see the other 11 . . .     959 total views Originally posted 2019-08-24 18:16:34.

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Guest Author, Dr. Edelstein

REBT (according to Ellis) posits that inappropriate negative emotions come from one type of irrational thinking . . .  1,947 total views,  3 views today Originally posted 2013-12-27 06:34:31.

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Will REBT make you a “Pollyanna” ???

 Will practicing REBT turn you into a Pollyanna ???  2,299 total views Originally posted 2016-12-30 03:55:27.

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Not fair!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 20 Aug 20 in Basics, Culture, Entitlement, Low Frustration Tolerance |

 790 total views,  3 views today Originally posted 2018-12-14 21:39:16.

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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 16 Aug 20 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

  It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds.”    1,787 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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