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Baby I Need Your Lovin’ . . . Really?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 14 Jan 18 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 […]

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Conversation with Aaron Beck, Founder Cognitive Therapy

Fascinating Conversation with Aaron T. Beck, founder of Cognitive Therapy Click on the blue link below to watch the video abut the life and times of Dr. Beck,  and join in the discussion. 3,027 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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Do you believe your thoughts?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 25 Dec 17 in Ten Cognitive Distortions |

REBT Mates! Here is one for you.  When you are aware of  thinking (or having thunk) a thought, do you automatically assume that it is true, accurate or valid?  Or another way of framing the question, “Do you assume your thought are true and without much consideration simply act on them?  Or perhaps you have […]

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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 21 Dec 17 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.” 791 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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Is The Donald a hero?

This week, billionaire businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump ignited a firestorm in the media with his remarks about Senator John McCain’s service record, “He’s no hero!” declares Trump. 3,748 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-07-23 04:38:32.

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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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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 11 Dec 17 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds,” 274 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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Disputing Overgeneralizations

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 2 Dec 17 in Disputing, overgeneralization, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

A new reader asks how to dispute an "overgeneralization" Hi Newbie, Welcome! I often use "overgeneralization" in a loose way to mean exaggeration. However, if you are using the term in the way that Burns coined it, OVERGENERALIZATION: You see a single negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat. You arbitrarily conclude that one […]

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Disguised “Should” statments

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 29 Nov 17 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.” Dishonest “why” questions are one of the most obvious examples. Dishonest “whys” pretend to ask for an explanation when in fact they are really making a “should” statement. 535 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.

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Armageddon

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 27 Nov 17 in Acceptance, Awfulzing, disqualifying the positive, 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. 6,816 total views, 0 views today Originally posted 2015-07-30 07:37:31.

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