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“Thank Goodness I’m Alive” by Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, a “new atheist”, one of the so called “The Four Horsemen.” Prof. Dennett was invited to the 2006 meeting of the “Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason and Survival” conference, but just […]

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Mindfulness Meditation & REBT (?)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 3 Dec 17 in john kabat-zinn, meditation, Mindfulness |

Most people don't realize that the mind constantly chatters. And yet, that chatter winds up being the force that drives us much of the day in terms of what we do, what we react to, and how we feel. ~Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness author, founder of mindfulness based stress reduction. REBT Mates, click the link below […]

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Is “mindfulness” CBT or just distraction?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 19 Nov 17 in Mindfulness, REBT & Other therapies compared |

  In the context of a larger discussion we have been having  regarding “mindfulness” practices and CBT-REBT, a reader raises an important question about whether mindfulness constitutes a “distraction” or is it the antithesis of distraction?  309 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2014-02-10 22:42:51.

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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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REBT vs. ACT ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 27 Oct 17 in Books & Media, Happiness, Mindfulness, REBT & Other therapies compared |

We have been discussing visualizing, specifically as it relates to “Scary Pictures” in Russ Harris’s wonderful, “Happiness Trap.” The individual says that he prefers ACT to REBT-CBT, but that he has difficulty visualizing and therefore difficulty applying  the techniques in the “Scary Pictures” section of Russ’s book. 12,737 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2014-04-28 05:04:37.

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Are you reluctant to accept?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 15 Aug 17 in Acceptance, Mindfulness, Uncategorized |

Some people, I think, are uncomfortable with the concept of “acceptance, believing  that acceptance equates to passivity, to  “resignation,” to not being proactively engaged in problem solving, in working hard to have a full, rich life. 307 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2014-04-10 18:13:25.

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Is a “Happy-go-lucky” and a “Who cares?” attitude an answer to anxiety?

How do we deal with anxiety about the future of a son who is not doing well in high school?  Read Vinayak’s question and our answer.   3,266 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-07-13 03:53:10.

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Cognitive Distancing in Stoicism

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 22 Jul 17 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, Disputing, Mindfulness, stoic |

  Albert Ellis Donald Robertson Epictetus Stoic philosophy is among the many influences Drs. Ellis and Beck drew upon in developing REBT. However, there is a conundrum or a seeming conundrum between REBT’s emphasis on “disputing” and the stoic preference for “distancing.” In this sense, stoic philosophy may have more in common with third wave […]

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 11 Sep 15 in Albert Ellis, Announcements, Events, Mindfulness |

THE MINDFUL SUMMIT 31 Days of Mindfulness Online – 1- 31 October 2015 — FREE! 23,239 total views, no views today

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