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This from an old friend from the REBT-CBT-FORUM@yahoogroups.com whom we have not heard from for a long time.  This person has been struggling with anxiety and although works diligently applying REBT-CBT techniques, does not appear to be getting much traction. Although I am not psychic, I think I may have an idea as to why. […]

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Escape the “Self Esteem” Trap! Today!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 17 Jan 21 in Acceptance, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

  So called “self-esteem” is a fallacy, a racket invented by what I call the “Self Esteem MAFIA”  ~Rex  2,142 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-03-21 21:08:40.

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Task perfection vs. self-perfection

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 5 Jan 21 in Acceptance, Perfectionism, Rating, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection, ULA, UOA, USA |

  Many confuse the REBT idea of Unconditional Self-acceptance (USA) with being cavalier unconcerned about how well they perform, and fear that embracing might cause them to lose their edge in a competitive, results-oriented society, possibly losing their work ethic and slipping into a passive, dysfunctional lifestyle. While this concern is understandable, it is unfounded. […]

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Why is it so wrong to want to kill yourself?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 29 Dec 20 in Acceptance, Rating, suicide |

   A reader of my lengthy post on suicide on another site responds in part “Why is it so wrong to want to move on [kill yourself]  before your natural physical body tells you to This is not expressing a view more a question for discussion”  2,886 total views Originally posted 2014-08-16 18:12:15.

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Why “can’t” you rate the essence of a human?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 23 Dec 20 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

Jane asks a very important question: Why does REBT say you cannot define or rate the essence of a human being?  . . . Click to read her full question and my reply . . .  1,836 total views Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.

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Are opinions incompatible with REBT-CBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 14 Dec 20 in Acceptance, Demanding, Events, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA |

Are opinions incompatible with REBT???         What do you think?  1,399 total views Originally posted 2013-04-20 18:13:40.

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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 11 Dec 20 in General Semantics, overgeneralization, People Rating, Rating |

On another thread, we have been discussing America being the greatest country in the world, that is so called “American Exceptionalism.”  1,891 total views Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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How to deal with your past errors?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 11 Dec 20 in Albert Ellis, damning, downing, Ellis Quotes, People Rating, Rating, Shame, USA |

By honestly acknowledging your past errors, but never damning yourself for them, you can learn to use your past for your own future.” ~Albert Ellis    2,069 total views Originally posted 2017-06-17 06:21:04.

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A reader is confused about labels and self-rating

Rate behavior . . . not self, and you are doing good ePrime and  on the right track for doing good REBT.  This process is even more comprehensible and user-friendly if you learn something about ePrime, which is not too much of a stretch    3,682 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-07-17 02:39:22.

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Is “should” ever necessary?

A faithful reader asks What’s the best response to “I should have ______  (done x y z more) and if I had, things would be different now”?     Thank you.”       Ah, yes!  Our “Darling Shoulds!”  How we resist relinquishing them!   As if they were some jewel more precious than diamonds!   😉   7,089 total views […]

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