What is REBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 7 Feb 19 in Acceptance, Basics, Guilt & Shame, Happiness, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA, What is REBT - CBT? |

This post is pinned to the top. Scroll down for recent posts REBT / Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy What the hell is it, anyway??? Click the blue  link below  for Will Ross’s excellent, easy-to-follow explanation . . . 32,800 total views, 5 views today Originally posted 2013-03-27 18:01:44.

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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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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 31 Jan 19 in Acceptance, ePrime, Guilt & Shame, judgment, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

 The long and the short of it is, however, that REBT-CB–as do some  other modern psychological approaches and schools of psychology–encourages people to distinguish between self and behavior, and to recognize  judgments or global ratings as irrational and unhelpful, and to instead practice Unconditional Self Acceptance (USA), Unconditional Other Acceptance (UOA) and Unconditional Life Acceptance (ULA)  […]

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“Unconditional” Self Acceptance ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 22 Jan 19 in Acceptance, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA |

What does “unconditional”  in Unconditional Self Acceptance Mean  ??? A reader says that his English teacher advised that he avoid “modifiers” as they weaken the strength of the word they are modifying.  So, rather than “Unconditional Self Acceptance (USA)” he just leaves it at “self acceptance.”  Nothing wrong with that, but it does raise some […]

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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   2,483 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!   😉  6,092 total views, no views today […]

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“Bad People” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 13 Dec 18 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   Sam has got it half-right . . .  587 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-08-15 21:53:26.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 27 Nov 18 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

From: Jane…@… Subject:  REX – General Semantics – Questions – REBT.info Date:  Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:01:53 +0530 To:  AskRex@rebtinfo.info <askrex@rebtinfo.info>  Hey Rex, My name is Jane. I too practice REBT and it has significantly improved my life. I have been reading some of your articles on general semantics and E-Prime and find it very […]

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Are opinions incompatible with REBT-CBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 13 Nov 18 in Acceptance, Demanding, Events, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA |

 Are opinions incompatible with REBT???    What do you think? 739 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-04-20 18:13:40.

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How to deal with your past errors?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 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   812 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2017-06-17 06:21:04.

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