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Armageddon

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 4 Jul 20 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 . . .  8,186 total views,  2 views today Originally posted […]

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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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12 Lies We Tell Ourselves

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 10 Jun 20 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 . . .     818 total views Originally posted 2019-08-24 18:16:34.

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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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Do you believe your thoughts?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 24 May 20 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?  1,000 total views Originally posted 2017-09-20 07:37:03.

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Disguised “Should” statments

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 22 May 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 . . .  2,238 total views Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.

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Negative thinking patterns

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 15 Apr 20 in David Burns, Depression, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

  Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again.”           ~David Burns, author “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” […]

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I don’t care . . . It doesn’t matter!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 2 Apr 20 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?  1,173 total views Originally posted 2017-10-23 06:19:00.

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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    3,458 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-07-17 02:39:22.

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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.   4,667 total views Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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