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Let’s all become Mr. Spock and get rid of emotions! . . .       Not!!!  Not ??? Originally posted 2013-03-26 22:07:14.

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What is the difference between healthy & unhealthy emoting?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 13 Mar 24 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Emotions |

  When adversities happen to people, they can choose to make themselves either (1) healthfully negative, sorry and regretful and annoyed and frustrated and disappointed about the happening  or (2) unhealthfully negative . . .    Originally posted 2013-07-16 21:52:38.

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Is “indifference” a better option than “strong preference”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 11 Mar 24 in Demanding, Emotions, Needs vs. Preferences |

Is “indifference”  a valid alternative to having a “strong preference”?  We have been having a lively one over that Originally posted 2013-07-17 19:12:21.

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Accepting emotions

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 8 Mar 24 in Acceptance, Emotions, Guilt & Shame, Uncategorized |

How does accepting your thoughts and feelings relate to shaking off shame and guilt? I don’t see the connection.” Originally posted 2013-06-06 03:16:31.

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Is Anything Truly Awful? Originally posted 2014-10-16 07:25:31.

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“Bad People” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 17 Feb 24 in Emotions, Mindfulness, Rating, REBT & Other therapies compared |

Most people think here are a lot of bad people running around in the world . . .                  ~Sam Harris Originally posted 2017-08-15 21:53:26.

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REBT, Mindfulness, Behaviorism potpourri

  From Vipasana to Zen to Mindfulness to CBT-REBT to Acceptance to the “Third Wave” of behaviorism, to Tourette’s (and maybe a few comments about the kitchen sink as well) Originally posted 2015-07-05 04:09:57.

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How to “health check” an emotion

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 10 Jan 24 in Emotions, Guest Author, zz-MONTH-1 |

  As I’m usually teaching, we basically have three points to “health check” an emotion:  

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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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I cried because I had no shoes…

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 3 Jan 24 in Awfulzing, Emotions, Guilt & Shame |

I cried because I had no shoes . . Originally posted 2017-03-25 07:16:16.

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