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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How do we manage “job burnout”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 21 Nov 17 in Demanding, Demanding, Depression, job burn out, Low Frustration Tolerance, Perfectionism |

A 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 . . .  4,542 total views, 10 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 20 Nov 17 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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Whine! Whine! Whine!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 18 Nov 17 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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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 . . . 2,744 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-04-17 18:14:17.

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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.      2,725 total views, no 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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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.” 2,286 total views, 10 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 06:33:55.

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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. 136 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2016-06-18 09:45:44.

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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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