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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 17 Apr 21 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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A loyal 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 . . .   7,442 total views,  6 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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Pissed beyond all measure!!!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 23 Mar 21 in Anger, Awfulizing, Basics, Demanding, Uncategorized |

Have you ever been “pissed beyond all measure”? Are you ready for your morning REBT safari?  3,871 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2014-10-17 18:57:05.

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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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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.”  4,185 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 […]

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Three musts which hold us back

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 1 Feb 21 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, should statements |

 3,857 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2017-06-03 04:17:41.

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How to Keep People From Pushing Your Buttons!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 31 Jan 21 in Albert Ellis, Anger, Books & Media, bookshop, Demanding, Low Frustration Tolerance |

God knows, we all need this one these days!    803 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2018-12-10 12:00:48.

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MUST I have what I want?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 24 Jan 21 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?  1,455 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2016-05-09 02:14:28.

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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 24 Dec 20 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

  It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds.”    1,959 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 19 Dec 20 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Your Opinion Matters |

  Masturbation is good and delicious.  Musterbation is evil and pernicious! ~Albert Ellis, PhD Dr. Ellis sometimes used vulgarity and scandalous language . . .  3,891 total views,  4 views today Originally posted 2013-05-24 18:48:47.

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