Jimmy Walter, one of the regular contributors at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup http://bit.ly/REBT-Yahoo was generous enough to allow us to use his wonderful spoof on Hamlet's timeless soliloquy. Special treat, at the end, see video of Dr. Ellis's singing his famous "Whine! Whine! Whine!" song…
Dare to be average!
I cried because I had no shoes . . .
HOMEWORK Avoid using moralistic, absolutist “shoulds”, “oughts”, “musts”, et al. We don’t want to be rigid and dogmatic in this (and in all things). While keeping in mind there are perfectly innocuous uses of “should”, “ought”, “must”, it is nonetheless an excellent discipline to make the effort to avoid them, and to monitor yourself using […]
Masturbation is good and delicious. Musterbation is evil and pernicious! ~Albert Ellis, PhD Share you thoughts and comments! Please help to keep our blog dynamic and organic. Comments? Agree? Disagree? How do you interpret this statement? Do you think it affects the way you practice and apply REBT-CBT? Does Dr. Ellis's "salty" language […]
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.
Dr. Ellis loved making fun of his and our distorted thinking and irrational behavior with humorous rational songs, and limericks. Humor is, of course, fun, but also very powerful in helping us break the fonds of our irrational thinking. Here is a special video by Dr. Ellis singing his famous "Whine! Whine! Whine!" song about […]