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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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Will REBT make you a “Pollyanna” ???

    Will practicing REBT turn you into a Pollyanna ???     1,124 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2016-12-30 03:55:27.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 6 Jul 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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Is Anything Truly Awful? 3,181 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2014-10-16 07:25:31.

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What causes disturbed feelings?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 30 Jun 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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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. 3,319 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2013-07-17 19:12:21.

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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     1,166 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-03-08 20:20:42.

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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) 6,106 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-07-05 04:09:57.

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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 ??? 694 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-03-26 22:07:14.

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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. 372 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2017-10-28 17:04:18.

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