Distorted thinking is at the root of “neurosis”

  “Much of what we call emotion is nothing more or less than a certain kind – a biased, prejudiced, or strongly evaluative kind – of thought.”                                  ~Albert Ellis, Rational Psychotherapy and Individual Psychology    2,460 total views Originally posted […]

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Yes, we can’t!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 21 Sep 20 in Postive thinkikng, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

   1,001 total views Originally posted 2019-01-08 21:16:06.

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Disputing Overgeneralizations

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 4 Sep 20 in Disputing, overgeneralization, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

A new reader asks how to dispute an “overgeneralization“  3,997 total views Originally posted 2017-06-07 00:00:23.

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Pissed beyond all measure!!!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 1 Sep 20 in Anger, Awfulizing, Basics, Demanding, Uncategorized |

Have you ever been “pissed beyond all measure”? Are you ready for your morning REBT safari?  3,514 total views Originally posted 2014-10-17 18:57:05.

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12 Lies We Tell Ourselves

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 27 Aug 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 . . .     962 total views Originally posted 2019-08-24 18:16:34.

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I don’t care . . . It doesn’t matter!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 26 Jul 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?  1,269 total views Originally posted 2017-10-23 06:19:00.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 5 Jul 20 in Books & Media, bookshop |

It’s a big, complex subject, but understanding something about Cognitive Biases is the next step in your understanding of Cognitive Psychology, and by extension, your application of REBT-CBT. Wikipedia lists more than 120 of them! It is an unmanageable chunk of information to assimilate, but this great little book by Charles Holm sifts this list […]

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Types of disputing

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 9 Jun 20 in ABC Technique, Disputing |

  Will Ross, REBT extraordinaire, explains the different types of disputing . . .   29,760 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2013-02-07 19:47:55.

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Why is it so wrong to want to kill yourself?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 11 Apr 20 in Acceptance, Rating, suicide |

   A reader of my lengthy post on suicide on another site responds in part “Why is it so wrong to want to move on [kill yourself]  before your natural physical body tells you to This is not expressing a view more a question for discussion”  2,783 total views Originally posted 2014-08-16 18:12:15.

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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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