Posts Tagged ‘Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy’

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself!

by Margaret Speer, SMART Recovery meeting participant I believe in self-empowerment and the power of choice. I successfully used these techniques to remain mindful and sober. I’ve improved my confidence, self-acceptance, and increased my independent positive decisions. I lived my life too long and blind to the power I hold within myself. Sobriety through self-empowerment [...]

Webinar: How to Overcome Addictions in One Lesson

April 12, 2014, 12:00 noon (edt) Dr. Michael R. Edelstein, author of Three Minute Therapy will present “How to Overcome Addictions in One Lesson” on Saturday, April 12 2014 at 12:00 noon edt. This webinar is designed to be helpful for any harmful behavior – drugs, gambling, eating disorders, smoking, self-harm — substance-related or not. [...]

Albert Ellis, 100th Birthday

A Tribute to Albert Ellis September 27, 2013 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Albert Ellis, founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. REBT is an action-oriented approach for helping people manage their emotions, cognitions, and behaviors. The techniques used in REBT have been found to be helpful for people working on addiction recovery [...]

The Driving Force Behind Behind Addictive Behaviors

The Heart Of Addiction ~Lance M. Dodes, M.D. Reviewed by “Deltafox”, SMART Recovery ® Online Participant Dodes’ book, The Heart of Addiction, is very compatible with the SMART program and the psychological writings of Dr. Ellis and REBT. Dodes emphasizes the role our beliefs play in addictions. His emphasis is on discovering the driving force [...]

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 [...]

Webinar: “Embracing Reality”

March 16, 2013, 3pm ET A discussion with Dr. Tom Horvath, President of SMART Recovery WEBINAR REGISTRATION Embracing reality broadens and enriches our perspective and thus our options in life, freeing us to see clearly and make sound choices. And yet we continue to reject reality: “This is intolerable!” “I can’t stand this!” “It’s just [...]

Tackle Your Demand for Instant Gratification

I Want It, and I Want It Now! by Alina Boie, M.S. We live in a world full of instant self-gratification and we have little patience to wait or delay access to our “treats”. Almost everything nowadays is at a click of a button – literally! It is so difficult to say no to those [...]

Accepting the Unacceptable

The Importance of Unconditional Acceptance of Self, Others and Life by Eric Sudler, M.S. Independent of what therapeutic orientation you may follow, you will usually find acceptance or some form of acceptance at the center. Acceptance is a major part of life. Obviously, acceptance is not always an easy pill to swallow. In fact, some [...]

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 [...]

Power of Perspective

Back Seat Driver! by Leonard Citron, M.A. A little perspective goes a long way toward reducing frustration Holidays are supposed to be fun, right? To get away from everything, to explore some place new is said to broaden our mind. But gettng away from it all, can have a downside. For example, when you get [...]

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