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Difference between “rational statements” & “positive thinking” ?

  Originally posted 2013-08-29 05:05:56.

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How Positive Thinking is Undermining America

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 6 Apr 24 in Postive thinkikng, zz-MONTH-1 |

Bright-sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America, by Barbara Ehrenreich, challenges the cultural notion that positive thinking is always positive and good. The book argues that positive thinking, while important to some extent, has been taken too far in America, to the point where it has become a dangerous ideology.   Originally posted 2023-05-04 10:15:54.

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Is REBT-CBT “Positive Thinking”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 16 Mar 24 in Postive thinkikng, REBT & Other therapies compared |

 Erroneous comparisons of REBT-CBT to “positive thinking” and similar is a pereneal staw man argument . One of the problems in trying to get the word out  about REBT-CBT is that they are often dismissed  as merely “positive thinking. In my opinion, one of the goals of any REBT media is to distinguish REBT-CBT from . . . […]

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Armageddon

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 15 Mar 24 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, disqualifying the positive, Postive thinkikng, Rational living |

  My friend Jimmy from the REBT-CBT Yahoogroup is feeling gloomy about current events, and seeing some of the really nasty things going on in the news as heralding the breakdown of modern society.  He is hardly the first to make that observation. Here is what I said . . . Originally posted 2015-07-30 07:37:31.

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Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better! (Sure you are!)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 9 Mar 24 in Postive thinkikng, Rational Thinking, REBT & Other therapies compared |

Every day, in every way I am getting better and better!” Yeah, right, sure! To quote that brilliant 20th Century philosopher, Curly of the Three Stooges  … “Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck!”   If you believe that, we would like to ask simply, How is that going for you?    Originally posted 2012-11-03 04:15:21.

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TA-DA!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 6 Mar 24 in Postive thinkikng, Rational Thinking, Time management |

  Get rid of your nasty, old to-do list and trade it in for a bright, shinty TA-DA List !!! Originally posted 2018-04-06 08:03:01.

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Reframe Your Brain, by Scott Adams

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 12 Feb 24 in Postive thinkikng, REBT & Other therapies compared, z-monthly |

Reframe Your Brainby Scott Adams Reframe Your Brain by Scott Adams is a self-help book that delves into the fascinating metaphor or model of rewiring your brain to achieve and happiness success. It is trending on Amazon.com at number 11 as of this writing. But is it more hype than substance? Originally posted 2023-08-26 19:42:51.

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Accentuate the Rational

Accentuate the Rational,   Eliminate the Woo–woo Originally posted 2019-01-18 00:00:32.

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Yes you can’t!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 18 Jan 24 in Postive thinkikng, Rational Thinking, REBT & Other therapies compared |

Can’t is a damned interesting word, responsible for much mischief.  With few exceptions, it is simply a cognitive distortion.  However, when I say that, you may automatically tune out, assuming I that I am about to rehash some chestnut from my Dale Carnegie-Napoleon Hill,-Norman Vincent Peale-Jim Robbins  bag of “positive thinking” tricks.   Not so!  I promise! Originally posted 2015-03-06 […]

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“Law of Attraction” compatible with REBT?

  We have been having a lively discussion on the former REBT-CBT Forum about where (if anywhere) the “Law of Attraction” and “Creative Visualization” fit into REBT. Originally posted 2013-05-21 20:43:16.

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