Posts Tagged ‘Philip Tate’

Who’s Making You So Mad?

Discover the “Irrational” Beliefs That Are Creating Your Anger by Philip Tate, Ph.D. People often think that the actions of other people create their anger. “They make me so angry!” is a common statement. If that were the case, there would be little you could do about your anger (except to stay away from most [...]

Thinking About Thinking

Meditation on Thinking ~ by Philip Tate, Ph.D. Our society teaches us little about the importance of our mental activity. Regarding our physical health, we learn about medical care, diet, and exercise. Yet on a day-to-day basis, our view of life is equally important in how well we live it. Most people don’t acknowledge that [...]

Getting From “I Can’t” to “I CAN!”

The Importance of Beliefs in Addiction Recovery Dr. Philip Tate, author of Alcohol: How to Give It Up and Be Glad You Did “I can’t” may be the most debilitating belief you’re likely to have. Not the “I can’t” as in “I can’t jump to the moon,” but as in “I can’t succeed at doing [...]

The Flip Side of Fallibility

The Importance of Self Acceptance in Addiction Recovery Dr. Philip Tate, author of Alcohol: How to Give It Up and Be Glad You Did An important aspect of accepting yourself is to accept that you are fallible. An outcome of your fallible nature is that you may want something, you may try to get it, [...]

Tools for Self-Help

Do you talk about your problems but fail to change? You may hear us say that in order to get better you’d better do the ABCs and Dispute your irrational Beliefs. But, you don’t. Instead, you talk about your problems, or just listen to others, and fail to change. That’s because little change occurs through [...]

Rational or Irrational?

How To Tell The Difference Dr. Philip Tate, author of Alcohol: How to Give It Up and Be Glad You Did Once people learn of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), many want to help themselves with it. But their thinking isn’t as easily discernible as they want, and they become confused about what’s rational and [...]

Are You a Loser?

People observe their behavior, and evaluate it in terms of how well they like it. If we did not do this, we would have no way of improving how we act.  When people seek help in therapy, in self-help groups, or by reading self-help books, they are not merely observing and thinking of their behaviors [...]

Working Toward Goals for Recovery

Goals are important for everyone. Thinking on and reviewing goals are important both before and after you quit using an addictive substance. What are goals? You can think of goals as being what you want. Generally your goals are happiness and survival. More specifically, you may want a better job or a happier marriage. When [...]

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