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TRIGGER WARNING!

TRIGGER WARNING! People, places and things “out there” do not trigger you. You trigger yourself by your distorted interpretations of the trigger. Of course, to understand that, you first need to understand something about REBT-CBT. 74 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-10-28 17:04:18.

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Don’t take it personally!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 30 Nov 17 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. 272 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-04-29 21:30:29.

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Is Anything Truly Awful? 2,624 total views, 3 views today Originally posted 2014-10-16 07:25:31.

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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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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) 5,772 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-07-05 04:09:57.

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What is the difference between healthy & unhealthy emoting?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 13 Nov 17 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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Accepting emotions

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 3 Nov 17 in Acceptance, Emotions, Guilt & Shame, Uncategorized |

Regarding  this (out of context) quote by a phsrink, "Indeed, once my client accepted his thoughts and feelings, shaking off his shame and guilt, he saw his problems with greater clarity and proceeded down the path to recovery", a reader asks How does accepting your thoughts and feelings relate to shaking off shame and guilt? […]

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What causes disturbed feelings?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 31 Oct 17 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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Is “indifference” a better option than “strong preference”?

Is “indifference”  a valid alternative to having a “strong preference”?  We have been having a lively one over that. 2,955 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-07-17 19:12:21.

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What if you only understand your REBT process “intellectually”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 24 Oct 17 in Basics, Disputing, Emotions, Rational Thinking, REBT & Other therapies compared, Uncategorized |

What if you only understand your REBT process “intellectually”? I am not as warm & fuzzy as Will is on this point.  2,578 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-11-27 03:09:37.

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