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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    2,401 total views Originally posted […]

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Don’t take it personally!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 8 May 20 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?  2,259 total views Originally posted 2016-04-29 21:30:29.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 29 Apr 20 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  4,348 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2013-07-17 19:12:21.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 31 Mar 20 in Emotions, Uncategorized, Videos |

Do you STILL think that events cause your emotions??? Neuroscience says “No!”  1,754 total views Originally posted 2018-01-05 20:32:19.

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Only understand REBT “intellectually”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 4 Mar 20 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 Ross is on this point . . .    4,057 total views Originally posted 2013-11-27 03:09:37.

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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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“Bad People” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 15 Feb 20 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  1,381 total views Originally posted 2017-08-15 21:53:26.

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What causes disturbed feelings?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 6 Feb 20 in Emotions, Uncategorized, Your Opinion Matters |

  What causes disturbed feelings?  7,879 total views Originally posted 2013-06-27 23:34:06.

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TRIGGER WARNING!

TRIGGER WARNING! Sorry to be the one to tell you; 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.  1,643 total views Originally posted 2017-10-28 17:04:18.

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Read 1984, please!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 24 Jan 19 in Books & Media, bookshop, Culture, Curren Events, emotional reasoning, Emotions, History, Politics, Politics, Videos |

Yeah, yeah. We know. You read the novel 1984 in high school 40 years ago. You watched both the 1956 and 1984 major motion picture adaptations.  Been there, done that. Oh, hum Yawn.  If you are younger, maybe you see it as “old school,”  Cold War, McCarthy Era propaganda. Nothing to see here, folks, beep-beep, […]

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