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This podcast is educational and aims to facilitate understanding and application of core principles and strategies of Dr. Albert Ellis’s Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy to problems of everyday living. It is produced by Dr. Walter J. Matweychuk, who studied and trained with Dr. Ellis for many years.
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In this episode, I explain logical thinking that facilitates acceptance of unfortunate events. In REBT, accepting things that are unfortunate and that have occurred allows for emotional health. After listening, you will be in a better position to understand why bad things should have happened once they have occurred and how this point of view will …
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In this episode, I discuss distinguishing between flexible, healthy attitudes toward adversity and rigid, unhealthy attitudes towards adversity. The characteristics and benefits of flexible and non-extreme thinking are delineated. I discuss how to transform your rigid, self-defeating attitudes into healthier ones that will lead to self-helping beha…
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In this podcast, I discuss how REBT can assist you in opening your mind to constructive criticism. I discuss the attitudes that lead to ego defensiveness and healthy alternative attitudes consistent with REBT theory. I argue that growing as a person depends on being capable of listening to constructive criticism and acting upon it.…
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In this episode, I talk about integrating a few of the core concepts of REBT and how they interact to produce a synergistic effect. I use calculated risk-taking as an example of this integration. If you would like to read the email I distributed that goes beyond this video, click on this link to go to my website: https://rebtdoctor.com/29-blog-self…
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I discuss breaking free of the ego cage in today's podcast. In REBT, we encourage you to abolish your ego and limit your evaluations to what you do and the parts of you without summating these evaluations and issuing yourself a global score linked to your self-worth. If you adopt the philosophy of unconditional self-acceptance, you can rate your pe…
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In this podcast, I discuss the importance of doing psychological pushups with the flexible and non-extreme attitudes of REBT to have them ready for when adversity strikes. Daily psychological pushups will strengthen your conviction in these powerful ideas so that you can readily implement them and respond optimally. Like an athlete, prepare and str…
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In this episode, I discuss how overgeneralizations are created by our rigid attitudes. I discuss how they prevent us from dealing with reality as it is. Generalizing is good, but overgeneralizations lead to ineffective behavior and emotional upset. I discuss how to catch your overgeneralizations and modify them, so you are in sync with what you are…
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In this podcast, I discuss the twenty elements that are foundational to a healthy philosophy of life and the core ideas of REBT. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is more than a pioneering form of cognitive behavior therapy. In my view, REBT is also a philosophy of life. These elements can be used diagnostically to assess your own philosophy…
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In this episode, I discuss how you can learn REBT by watching my Saturday Rational Emotive Conversation Hour. Still, you can also do worksheets on my website REBTDoctor.com and teach REBT philosophical ideas to your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues. Note: Attendance is free to attend my conversation hour. Please write to me at REBTDoctor@…
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In this episode, I discuss how people can effectively cope with the negative changes of aging by adopting REBT-based philosophical attitudes. A written transcript of this episode is found here: https://rebtdoctor.com/29-blog-self-help-posts-on-rebt/accepting-the-changes-and-adaptations-of-aging I would also encourage you to visit my website, REBTDo…
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In this podcast I show how Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy can help you give up your over seriousness which is based on an ego rating. Rating your personhood, essence or ego lies at the core of narcissism, shame, ego based depression, and ego based performance anxiety. REBT offers the solution of unconditional self-acceptance to replace the self-…
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In this podcast, I discuss how you can avoid taking responsibility for other people's feelings and live an assertive life. This is not to say you will intentionally aim to make insensitive remarks to others, but it does mean that you are able to assert yourself in matters that are important without fear of hurting another person's feelings. Rationa…
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I am a psychologist trained in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). In this episode, I discuss how to cultivate the kind of thinking that will enable you to achieve your long-term goals. I have also written on this subject, so if you would like to read what I have written on this subject, go here: https://rebtdoctor.com/blog-self-help-posts-on…
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In this episode, I discuss the experience of unhealthy other-pity. When loved ones have pain and suffer, it is not uncommon for those who care for them to experience their own negative emotions. I show how it is important for caretakers to have healthy negative emotions related to the pain and suffering being experienced by a child, parent, or spou…
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This episode shows you 1. How to “Love Your Fate” and 2. How REBT can help you do this. REBT and Stoicism go together and the Stoics taught us the value of Amor Fati. REBT teaches us how to have some degree of happiness even when reality is grim. REBT derives from Stoicism and both can help you flourish in life.…
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This episode explains why it is invalid to think good and bad people exist. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy’s philosophical view on how bad behavior does not mean a person is a bad person is explained. Not rating people as people, both yourself and others, is a core concept in REBT and is the keystone of emotional health.…
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