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Disputing Overgeneralizations

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 10 Jan 21 in Disputing, overgeneralization, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

A new reader asks how to dispute an “overgeneralization“  4,296 total views Originally posted 2017-06-07 00:00:23.

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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 24 Dec 20 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

  It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds.”    1,906 total views Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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Baby I Need Your Lovin’ . . . Really?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 17 Dec 20 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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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,  1 views today Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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Yes, we can’t!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 6 Dec 20 in Postive thinkikng, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

   1,118 total views Originally posted 2019-01-08 21:16:06.

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Disguised “Should” statments

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 4 Dec 20 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 . . .  2,545 total views Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.

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Do anti-depressant medications work?

We have been having a fascinating discussion that I reckon is best framed as “Do antidepressant medications work?”     7,310 total views Originally posted 2013-08-06 19:00:08.

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A cat has CLAWS on it’s PAWS, but a comma has pause on it’s clause!

A reader brings up some interesting questions about depression and other problems following withdrawal from dependence on benzodiazepines (related to Valium) even seven months after discontinuing use. He says that he has “PAWS (Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome)” Although this is a BIG subject, and although my response is necessarily fairly “global” and general, there are, I […]

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Three musts which hold us back

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 19 Nov 20 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, should statements |

 3,603 total views Originally posted 2017-06-03 04:17:41.

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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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