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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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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Guest Author, Dr. Edelstein

REBT (according to Ellis) posits that inappropriate negative emotions come from one type of irrational thinking . . .  1,948 total views,  4 views today Originally posted 2013-12-27 06:34:31.

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Is Anything Truly Awful?  5,218 total views 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.”  2,319 total views Originally posted 2016-06-18 09:45:44.

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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.”  3,969 total views Originally posted 2014-10-01 06:33:55.

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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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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!   😉   6,853 total views, […]

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 4 May 20 in Awfulizing, Humor |

  Contributed by Jonathan Von Breton. Thanks for the chuckle, Jonathan!  823 total views Originally posted 2019-07-02 22:31:06.

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