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Ten Cognitive Distortions & Four IB’s

Please visit this => page for a list, explanation of and tips for how to use  the Ten Cognitive Distortions and Four IB's (Irrational Beliefs) as conceptualized by David Burns, Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis.      3,167 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2013-06-14 18:49:47.

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How to Learn REBT

Perhapos it is just a teeny bit immodest of me to title this page "How to Learn REBT-CBT" as if starting from a zero baseline, you will be able to practice REBT-CBT just by reading these few pages. Live workshops and face-to-face therapy/coaching/training are of course the best ways to learn, however  lots of people, including […]

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Avoid shoulds, oughts, musts!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 6 Jun 18 in Demanding, Demanding, Homework, must, musty thinking, Should |

HOMEWORK Avoid using moralistic, absolutist “shoulds”, “oughts”, “musts”, et al. We don’t want to be rigid and dogmatic in this (and in all things). While keeping in mind there are perfectly innocuous uses of “should”, “ought”, “must”, it is nonetheless an excellent discipline to make the effort to avoid them, and to monitor yourself using […]

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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 . . . 543 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2013-12-27 06:34:31.

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More internet addiction / Time Management

Guest Author Gunars K. Neiders, Psy.D. Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist I , myself, am trying to build more self-discipline by using . . . 3,072 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-04-17 18:14:17.

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Can Suicide ever be a rational act?

Sat 9 Aug 2014, 6:49 pm Good Morning All, In light of recent events in the news and some of the lovely stuff that Jimmy and Steve posted here recently, I thought it might be appropriate to talk a little about suicide. First of all, if you are thinking about killing yourself or are having […]

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 20 May 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 550 total […]

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Disguised shoulds?

Greta Van Susteren,Fox News Analyst   We have been talking about the model of REBT where demanding (“shoulds,” et al) is at the root of disturbance.  I thought it might be a good occasion to reprise my concept of “disguised shoulds.” 2,646 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 06:33:55.

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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 Ah, yes!  Our “Darling Shoulds!”  How we resist relinquishing them!   As if they were some jewel more precious than diamonds!   😉  5,748 total views, no views today Originally […]

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 2 May 18 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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