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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    3,996 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-07-17 02:39:22.

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Ten Cognitive Distortions

Here an expanded discussion of the Ten Cognitive Distortions as conceptualized by David Burns and the Big Four, four irrational beliefs (IB’s) that drive emotional as conceptualized by Dr. Albert Ellis.  1,086 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2019-08-24 18:57:56.

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Do you believe your thoughts?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 6 Oct 21 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?  1,401 total views,  3 views today Originally posted 2017-09-20 07:37:03.

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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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Disguised “Should” statments

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 13 Sep 21 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 . . .  2,997 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.

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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 8 Sep 21 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.”  2,074 total views Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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Armageddon

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 3 Sep 21 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 . . .  8,517 total views Originally posted 2015-07-30 07:37:31.

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Yes, we can’t!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 10 Aug 21 in Postive thinkikng, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

   1,442 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2019-01-08 21:16:06.

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Ten Cognitive Distortions & Four IB’s

REBT-CBT is built on the premise that we all make fundamental mistakes in the way we think about ourselves, other people and life in general, and that these mistakes (irrational beliefs and cognitive distortions) are the real cause of (virtually all) of our misery and dysfunction and failure. This is so important!   Continue reading to see […]

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What is the purpose of life?

We have been having a great time with our friends over at the REBT-CBT Forum discussing the timeless question, What is the Purpose of Life?  Actually, REBT has quite a bit to say about this, but I fear that what it has to say is not very satisfying to those who raise the question!  Click the […]

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