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What is the difference between healthy & unhealthy emoting?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 11 Apr 21 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Emotions |

  When adversities happen to people, they can choose to make themselves either (1) healthfully negative, sorry and regretful and annoyed and frustrated and disappointed about the happening  or (2) unhealthfully negative . . .     2,667 total views,  6 views today Originally posted 2013-07-16 21:52:38.

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Don’t take it personally!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 6 Mar 21 in Emotions, Rational living, Rational Thinking |

Everyone is familiar with the expression “Don’t take it personally!” Good advice in my opinion, but what does it mean and how can we actually achieve it?  2,462 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2016-04-29 21:30:29.

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Disguised shoulds?

Greta Van Susteren,  former Fox News Analyst Are Greta’s “disguised shoulds” showing? We have been talking about the model of REBT where demanding (shoulds, oughts, musts, etc.) are at the root of disturbance.  I thought it might be a good occasion to reprise my concept of “disguised shoulds.”  4,185 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 […]

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TRIGGER WARNING!

TRIGGER WARNING! Sorry to be the one to tell you; people, places and things “out there” do not trigger you. You trigger yourself by your distorted interpretations of the trigger. Of course, to understand that, you first need to understand something about REBT-CBT.  2,025 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-10-28 17:04:18.

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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 24 Dec 20 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

  It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds.”    1,960 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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Guest Author, Dr. Edelstein

REBT (according to Ellis) posits that inappropriate negative emotions come from one type of irrational thinking . . .  2,108 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2013-12-27 06:34:31.

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Avoid shoulds, oughts, musts!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 31 May 20 in Demanding, Demanding, Homework, must, musty thinking, Should |

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 […]

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Is “indifference” a better option than “strong preference”?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 29 Apr 20 in Demanding, Emotions, Needs vs. Preferences |

Is “indifference”  a valid alternative to having a “strong preference”?  We have been having a lively one over that  4,472 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2013-07-17 19:12:21.

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