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How helpful is CBT, really?

       We have been discussing the approach of Dr. David Burns, renowned member of the Beck team which developed Cognitive Therapy in the 1980’s, best-selling author of the evergreen “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” and many other fine books on CBT.          2,491 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 […]

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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?  963 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-09-20 07:37:03.

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How much stimulation is enough?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 13 May 20 in Anxiety, Cognitve (Behavior) Therapy, phobias |

  Do you find roller coasters and “thrill rides” to be stimulating and exciting or frightening and enervating?     1,385 total views Originally posted 2016-05-18 21:55:56.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 30 Apr 20 in Aaron Beck, Anxiety, Books & Media, bookshop, David Burns, Depression |

     David D. Burns, author of the now-classic, Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy was Part of Beck’s team that developed CBT at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1980s . . .  1,009 total views Originally posted 2019-02-26 22:11:09.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 27 Apr 20 in Books & Media, bookshop, Uncategorized |

Windy Dryden  [published over 200 books] is one of the leading practitioners and trainers in the UK in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) tradition of psychotherapy . . .  975 total views,  4 views today Originally posted 2019-03-02 21:06:46.

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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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Is “talk therapy” really limited?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 15 Apr 20 in Books & Media, bookshop, REBT & Other therapies compared |

In a recent discussion, someone wanted to know more about what I meant in a comment where I said that, in the end, all talk therapy is limited.  Here is what I said:  3,978 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-05-09 20:11:21.

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It’s official! “Awfulize” is now a word!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 12 Apr 20 in Anger, Awfulizing, Awfulzing, Basics, Demanding, Demanding, Emotions, Low Frustration Tolerance, must |

Dr. Ellis coined the term “awfulize” by transforming the adjective “awful” into a verb. The language of REBT can sometimes sound a little contorted, especially when employing “ePrime,” in it’s preference for  using more verbs and adverbs than nouns and adjectives.  Now, it is official! “Awfulizing” has made it to the big time and is […]

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A Bouquet of Dr. Burns Classics For You

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 5 Apr 20 in Books & Media |

               597 total views Originally posted 2018-12-17 12:00:58.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 15 Mar 20 in Albert Ellis, Announcements, Books & Media |

Great News! Many More Books by Albert Ellis Now on Kindle!  4,213 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2013-02-05 22:53:10.

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