Posts Tagged ‘REBT’

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. [...]

Avoid the Rating Game

Self-worth Is Not a Variable Peter Soderman, SMART Recovery® Facilitator, Mexico Even more important to our emotional health than the language we use to describe everyday situations are the terms we use to characterize the most important person in our lives — ourselves. Every single day we use words like jerk, dope, fool, moron, and [...]

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 [...]

Feel Like You’re on an Emotional Roller Coaster? Here’s Why!

~Green-In-MI, SMART Recovery Volunteer If you are new to addiction recovery you may be surprised to notice that your emotions can be a bit of a whirlwind. You are not alone; the emotional roller coaster is a natural part of the recovery process for many people. There are a couple reasons for this experience. First, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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