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Disguised shoulds?

Greta Van Susteren,  former Fox News Analyst Are Greta’s “disguised shoulds” showing? We have been talking about the model of REBT where demanding (shoulds, oughts, musts, etc.) are at the root of disturbance.  I thought it might be a good occasion to reprise my concept of “disguised shoulds.”  4,864 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 […]

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Is a “Happy-go-lucky” 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?  5,257 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-07-13 03:53:10.

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Should you read this?

HOMEWORK CHALLENGE Are you conscious of how and when you use the words should, must, ought, etc? Will you take the homework challenge this week?     1,248 total views Originally posted 2018-09-02 18:11:21.

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Tyrany of the Shoulds

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 5 Dec 22 in Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking |

In recent discussion, Amanda said : Going out for dinner is a choice, bleeding monthly is not, [therefore] it should be covered by our health care”    2,062 total views Originally posted 2017-01-23 04:52:14.

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Whine! Whine! Whine!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 1 Dec 22 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, must, musterbation, musty thinking, Rational Songs & Limericks, Videos |

   Dr. Ellis loved making fun of his and our distorted thinking and irrational behavior with humorous rational songs, and  limericks. Humor is, of course, fun, but also very powerful in helping us break the bonds of our irrational thinking.  Here is a special video by Dr. Ellis singing his famous “Whine! Whine! Whine!” song […]

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To achieve anything in life, you have to make it a “must” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 16 Nov 22 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, must, musterbation, musty thinking, Needs vs. Preferences, Wants vs. needs |

We have been having a fascinating, wide-ranging discussion which I think boils down to a few basic-but-important questions: 1. Is it necessary to avoid shoulds, oughts, musts and why’s? in everyday speech? 2 What is the difference between “task-perfection” and “self-perfection.” 3. Can we be motivated without . . .    4,701 total views Originally posted […]

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How to stop being offended by every little thing

The world would be a better place if everyone stopped being offended by every little thing.”  3,290 total views Originally posted 2016-06-18 09:45:44.

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Three musts which hold us back

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 8 Nov 22 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, should statements |

 5,235 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2017-06-03 04:17:41.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 2 Nov 22 in Books & Media, bookshop, Demanding, musterbation, Uncategorized, Videos |

Prince Ea finally admits to being a chronic musterbator! Are you one too? Click because you want to watch this amazing video and find out . . .  2,518 total views Originally posted 2019-09-20 20:37:27.

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Posted by Michael Edelstein on Wed 12 Oct 22 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Guest Author, musterbation |

Beat Your Smoking Addiction By Dr. Michael R. Edelstein, Author “Three Minute Therapy” Three Minute Refutations (TMR) involve a powerful exercise for changing your addictive thinking.  8,345 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2017-07-31 00:00:19.

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