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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 15 Aug 18 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.” 1,091 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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Is Anything Truly Awful? 3,235 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-10-16 07:25:31.

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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. 742 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2016-06-18 09:45:44.

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Whine! Whine! Whine!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 6 Aug 18 in Low Frustration Tolerance, Rational Songs & Limericks |

Except for a few glum existential psychologists, I reckon that most helping professionals recognize the therapeutic value of humor. REBT is no exception. Dr. Ellis is famous for his rational songs and limericks which help to break our narrow fixation on a problem, release tension and give us a new perspective and to convey REBT […]

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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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Pissed beyond all measure!!!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 3 Aug 18 in Anger, Awfulizing, Basics, Demanding, Uncategorized |

  Good Morning All, Are you ready for your morning REBT safari? Have you ever been “pissed beyond all measure”?   2,350 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-10-17 18:57:05.

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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 28 Jul 18 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds,” 672 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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Three musts which hold us back

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 23 Jul 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. 934 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2017-06-03 04:17:41.

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Video : Albert Ellis’ Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)- Daniel Man of Reason

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 19 Jul 18 in Basics, Books & Media, Demanding, musty thinking |

I would like to share an excellent video by Daniel Phillip.  Dan’s short presentation impressed me because it  offers a clear and “user-friendly” introduction to REBT, and provides some insight into REBT’s emphasis on “musty” thinking and “awfulizing.” Click the blue link below to watch the video, continue reading and add your comments and questions 706 total […]

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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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