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How to Learn REBT

Perhapos it is just a teeny bit immodest of me to title this page "How to Learn REBT-CBT" as if starting from a zero baseline, you will be able to practice REBT-CBT just by reading these few pages. Live workshops and face-to-face therapy/coaching/training are of course the best ways to learn, however  lots of people, including […]

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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. 3,347 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-04-08 21:04:46.

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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. 4,050 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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Disguised “Should” statments

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 21 Jun 18 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. 851 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-01-30 21:19:36.

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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 20 Jun 18 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.” 1,039 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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Ten Cognitive Distortions & Four IB’s

Please visit this => page for a list, explanation of and tips for how to use  the Ten Cognitive Distortions and Four IB's (Irrational Beliefs) as conceptualized by David Burns, Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis.      3,281 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-06-14 18:49:47.

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Disputing Overgeneralizations

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 17 Jun 18 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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Baby I Need Your Lovin’ . . . Really?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 2 Jun 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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Negative thinking patterns

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 26 May 18 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 "Feelikng […]

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