Wisdom from the Orient – The Far East and Beyond

Living Zen FAR EAST PHILOSOPHY I find a delightful similarity in the ancient wisdom of the Far East and the Modern Scientific Methods of REBT. Follows are selected quotes from “Nothing Special – Living Zen” by Charlotte Joko Beck There’s only one way to escape this closed loop and to see ourselves clearly: we have […]

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Struggling to Find a Creative Passion? An Absorbing Ardent Hobby? Here’s a List …

Activities that you might enjoy as useful things (cleaning, cooking, washing dishes, ironing and sewing). Exercise (jogging, gym, walking, aerobics, stretching, shadow boxing, skipping rope, yoga, power-lifting). Food (baking, cooking, barbecuing, cooking gourmet meals, shopping for food). Games (bridge, checkers, shack, puzzle, monopoly, poker, crossword puzzle). Artistic activities (drawing comics, drawing, calligraphy, oil painting, watercolor, […]

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An Easy Guide to Being and Staying Happy :-)

Make clear what your values ​​are Your values ​​are your ideas about what is most important to you in your life. What you want to live for and with. They are the silent forces behind many of your actions and decisions. The goal of this exercise is for you to become fully aware of their […]

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Ten Steps to Overcome Uncertainty

DISASTER SCALE This exercise will help you gain perspective. Identify and describe a very unpleasant or stressful situation (Activating event A), that you experienced at work. _________________________________________________________________________ On a scale of 1 to 100, put an “X” in the place that indicates how bad the event was for you. 100 is “totally bad,” 50 is […]

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How do You Promote Your Self Worth?

Take the time to list all your achievements and qualifications. Examine how you feel when talking about your assets. Do you feel uncomfortable or tense? Embarrassed? What message are you actually giving yourself? Do you wonder if people think you brag? Are you worried about your lack of performance? Identify your irrational beliefs. For example: […]

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The Five Principles of Self-Discipline

The Five Principles of Self-Discipline 1) It is easier to face difficult tasks than it is to avoid them. 2) It is more important to do than to do well. 3) Divide large tasks into smaller ones. 4) Analyze what you did correctly and what you did incorrectly. 5) Reward yourself for what you did […]

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Opportunities to Strengthen the Self

Health o o Physical fitness: increase fitness, body shape, improve skin, vitality. o Stop self-destructive behaviors: Eliminate drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse; Stop avoiding dentists and doctors. Intellectual skills o Reasoning: Find your logical mistakes and semantic errors. o Analysis: Learn to ask batter questions. o Articulation: Learn to express ideas better both orally and […]

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Self-Help Homework Steps and Suggestions

Suggestions for self-help homework The following suggestions for homework include both cognitive (thinking) and behavioral (doing) tasks. If you are part of a group, it can be especially effective if all members are active in creating homework assignments. The following are some possibilities: 1. Read a chapter in a book about REBT or CBT. Fill […]

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Exercise in Self-Acceptance – Follow these Steps

Instructions: This exercise is designed to help you challenge your belief that, if you have failed at something or if someone criticizes or rejects you, then you are a totally hopeless failure as a person. To overcome this your irrational thinking that leads to low self-acceptance complement the top half of the circle by filling […]

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Emotions – What’s the big deal anyway?

Some might have the misconception that Emotions and Feelings are something that we should suppress. I beg to differ. Our Feelings are a source of valuble internal communication and insight ! Just remember that our feelings result from how we are thinking about the world around us, ourself, and / or others. Question: How do […]

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