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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 15 Apr 19 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

  It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds.” 1,041 total views, no 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 . . . 1,364 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-12-27 06:34:31.

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How to stop being offended by every little thing

The world would be a better place if everyone stopped being offended by every little thing.” 1,293 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-06-18 09:45:44.

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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.” 3,371 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 […]

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What is the difference between healthy & unhealthy emoting?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 14 Mar 19 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 . . .    765 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2013-07-16 21:52:38.

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Don’t take it personally!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 20 Jan 19 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? 1,311 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-04-29 21:30:29.

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Three musts which hold us back

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 7 Dec 18 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, Disguised shoulds, musterbation, musty thinking, should statements |

  HOMEWORK OK, we know that REBT emphasizes various types of demands, including but not limited to, shoulds, oughts and musts, as well as a number of what I refer to as  disguised shoulds typically insincere  “Why?” questions. 1,584 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-06-03 04:17:41.

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Avoid shoulds, oughts, musts!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 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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