Saturday, 14 November 2015

REBT - 12 Common Irrational Beliefs

The belief that it is easier to avoid than to face certain life difficulties and self-responsibilities.
Instead of the idea that the so-called easy way is usually much harder in the long run.

The belief that one should be dependent on others and needs someone stronger than oneself on whom to rely.
Instead of the idea that it is better to take the risks of thinking and acting less dependently.

The belief that one’s past history is an all-important determiner of one’s present behavior and that because something once strongly affected one’s life, it should indefinitely have a similar effect.
Instead of the idea that we can learn from our past experiences but not be overly-attached to
or prejudiced by them.

The belief that it is a dire necessity for an adult human being to be loved or approved by virtually every significant other person in his community
Instead of their concentrating on their own self-respect,on winning approval for practical
purposes, and on loving rather than on being loved.

The belief that one should be thoroughly competent, adequate, and achieving in all  possible respects if one is to consider oneself worthwhile.
Instead of the idea that we would better do rather than always need to do well, and accept
ourselves as quite imperfect creatures, who have general human limitations and specific

The belief that certain people are bad, wicked, or villainous and that they should be  severely blamed and punished for their villainy.
Instead of the idea that certain acts are self-defeating or antisocial, and that people who
perform such acts are behaving stupidly, ignorantly, or neurotically,and would be better
helped to change.  People's poor behaviors do not make them rotten individuals.

The belief that one should become quite upset over other people’s problems and disturbances.


The belief that there is invariably a right, precise, and perfect solution to human problems and that It is catastrophic if this perfect solution is not found.
Instead of the idea that the world is full of improbability and chance and that we can still
enjoy life despite this.

The belief that you can give people (including yourself) a global rating as a human and that their general worth depends upon the goodness of their performances

The belief that it is awful and catastrophic when things are not the way one would very much like them to be.
Instead of the idea that it is too bad, that we would better try to change or control bad
conditions so that they become more satisfactory,and, if that is not possible, we had better
temporarily accept and gracefully lump their existence.

The belief that human unhappiness is externally caused and that people have little or no ability to control their sorrows and disturbances.
Instead of the idea that neurosis is largely caused by the view that we take of unfortunate

The belief that if something is or may be dangerous or fearsome one should be terribly concerned about it and should keep dwelling on the possibility of its occurring.
Instead of the idea that one would better frankly face it and render it non-dangerous and,
when that is not possible, accept the inevitable.

Introduction to REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy)

REBT stand for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy.
REBt was designed by Dr Albert Ellis in 1955.

Principles of REBT are (what you will gain in learning REBT) -
1) You will feel better more often.
2) Feel bad less.
3) Achieve more things important to you.

REBT is based on the idea of Epictetus that 'People are disturb not by events, but by the views which they take from them.'

These series of videos will give you and idea to understand

what makes you angry?
How to come out of guilt,
How to deal with rejection.
How to be handle frustration

This course is for all those who would like to know how to handle negative emotions and conditions.

Please note this videos are for educational purpose and not a substitute or replacement to any medical treatment.

This video series would not have been possible without help of 'Prajit Self Help Group' Pune, India.

50% discount on REBT course

No comments:

Post a Comment