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REBT, Mindfulness, Behaviorism potpourri

From Vipasana to Zen to Mindfulness to CBT-REBT to Acceptance to the “Thrid Wave” of behaviorism, to Tourette’s (and maybe a few comments about the kitchen sink as well)

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What causes disturbed feelings?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Emotions, Uncategorized, Your Opinion Matters |

What causes disturbed feelings? I reckon that most people believe that when they are upset, it is some negative, external event has caused the disturbed feelings. REBT takes a radical departure form this seemingly obvious and intuitively correct belief. What is it that you believe cause your disturbed feelings when you are upset? Why does REBT […]

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Will REBT make you a “Pollyanna” ???

    Will practicing REBT turn you into a Pollyanna ???    

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Don’t take it personally!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Emotions, Rational living, Rational Thinking |

Everyone is familiar with the expression “Don’t take it personally!” Good advice in my opinion, but what does it mean and how can we actually achieve it? What do you think? Your opinion matters! Please click the blue link below to join the discussion.

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Is Anything Truly Awful?

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“Bad People” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Emotions, REBT & Other therapies compared |

Most people think here are a lot of bad people running around in the world . . .  ~Sam Harris   Sam has got it half-right . . . 

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Let’s all become Mr. Spock and get rid of emotions! Not!!!

 Let’s all become Mr. Spock and get rid of emotions! . . . Not!!!  Not ???

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 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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What is the difference between healthy & unhealthy emoting?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in 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  creating feelings of horror, terror, anxiety, depression, rage, and other disturbed feelings, along with dysfunctional behaviors. And even if they create these dysfunctional feelings and behaviors, […]

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Distorted thinking is at the root of “neurosis”

“Much of what we call emotion is nothing more or less than a certain kind – a biased, prejudiced, or strongly evaluative kind – of thought.” ~Albert Ellis, Rational Psychotherapy and Individual Psychology    

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