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What is the difference between healthy & unhealthy emoting?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 6 May 22 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 . . .     3,562 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-07-16 21:52:38.

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What, more “darling shoulds?”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 9 Feb 22 in Albert Ellis, Demanding, musterbation, musty thinking, Religion, should statements |

  It’s true!  I never tire of talking about my “darling shoulds.”    2,415 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2015-03-20 05:06:07.

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Avoid shoulds, oughts, musts!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 18 Nov 21 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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Don’t take it personally!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 6 Sep 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?  3,000 total views,  2 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.”  4,611 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-10-01 […]

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Guest Author, Dr. Edelstein

REBT (according to Ellis) posits that inappropriate negative emotions come from one type of irrational thinking . . .  2,397 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-12-27 06:34:31.

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