Academic journal article et Cetera

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: It Works for Me - It Can Work for You

Academic journal article et Cetera

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: It Works for Me - It Can Work for You

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Albert Ellis. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: It Works for Me - It Can Work for You. Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2004.

In this book, Albert ElHs, 91, founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), presents a forthright self-assessment of how he mastered his own physical and emotional challenges using the techniques of REBT. Those challenges included overcoming anxiety related to childhood hospitalizations, and coping with abysmal parental neglect, amatory defeats, writing failures, irritability, and anger; as well as developing a viable life philosophy. That philosophy, codified in the discipline of REBT, would eventually gain worldwide recognition as an effective system of psychotherapy.

A key theme in this book, and in all of Ellis' work, is that when we are confronted with adversity, we can use rational or irrational approaches to solve the problem. The first choice leads to healthy consequences - healthy emotions such as sorrow, frustration, regret, or annoyance, which are reasonable reactions to difficult situations. The second choice leads to unhealthy emotions such as anxiety, depression, rage, and low self-acceptance. …

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