Self-help forms.

Willie T. has been making some interesting comments about whether REBT is “talk therapy” or something else. He shares some additional information which hits on a sore spot of mine–mechanically filling out forms–and is worth exploring in greater depth.  Here’s Willie.  We’ve taken the liberty of running the SpellCheck for him.  Hehehe . . . […]

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12 Lies We Tell Ourselves

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 22 Nov 22 in Ellis Four Irational Processes, ethics, Ten Cognitive Distortions, Uncategorized |

12 lies we tell ourselves by Albert Ellis 1. I must have the love and approval of others i must avoid disapproval at all costs. Click to see the other 11 . . .     2,894 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2019-08-24 18:16:34.

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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    4,498 total views Originally posted 2013-07-17 02:39:22.

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I don’t care . . . It doesn’t matter!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 16 Nov 22 in disqualifying the positive, Ten Cognitive Distortions, Uncategorized |

Did you know that “I don’t care” and “It doesn’t matter” can be disguised cognitive distortions?  2,117 total views Originally posted 2017-10-23 06:19:00.

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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 |

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 26 Oct 22 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 . . .  9,169 total views,  2 views today Originally posted […]

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Do you believe your thoughts?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 25 Oct 22 in Ten Cognitive Distortions |

Are your thoughts true? Here is one for you.  When you are aware of  thinking a thought, do you automatically assume that it is true, factual and valid?  1,851 total views Originally posted 2017-09-20 07:37:03.

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Conversation with Aaron Beck, Founder Cognitive Therapy

  Fascinating Conversation with Aaron T. Beck, founder of Cognitive Therapy Watch this fascinating video about the life and times of Dr. Beck,  and join in the discussion.   6,096 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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Disguised “Should” statments

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 26 Sep 22 in Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, ought, should statements, Why? questions |

  REBT Mates, it may have been yours truly who coined the term “disguised shoulds.”  Click to find out why . . .  3,622 total views Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.

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Baby I Need Your Lovin’ . . . Really?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 20 Sep 22 in Awfulzing, Demanding, Love and Romance, Needs vs. Preferences, should statements |

Baby I Need Your Lovin’| Baby, I need your lovin’ I got to have all your lovin’ Baby, I need your lovin’ Got to have all your lovin’ ~The Four Tops, 1964      Awwwwww!  Ain’t that romantic?  Don’t that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?     Ain’t it the truth? […]

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