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)
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 […]
Will practicing REBT turn you into a Pollyanna ???
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.
Is Anything Truly Awful?
Most people think here are a lot of bad people running around in the world . . . ~Sam Harris Sam has got it half-right . . .
Let’s all become Mr. Spock and get rid of emotions! . . . Not!!! Not ???
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 […]
“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, […]
“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