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The Other Irrational Beliefs

December 29, 2010


Earlier this month, I talked about the work of Albert Ellis and created a coaching tool for you based on his theoretical and clinical work of Rational-Emotive Therapy. We looked at one of the most common irrational beliefs-the belief that we need love and approval from those we love. By applying the IBMT to this […]

IBMT Example

December 21, 2010


In order to understand a new concept better, it is often helpful to have an example. Today, I’d like to show you an example of how you can use the Irrational Belief Modification Tool (IBMT) to dissolve irrational beliefs. (See my last post for more information). The IBMT consists of 10 steps. Each step of […]

The Irrational Belief Modification Tool

December 14, 2010


In my last post, I discussed one of the most common irrational beliefs many of us believe to be true. I also promised you a coaching tool to help you tackle that irrational belief and so here it is! But I can’t take all the credit for this. I created this coaching tool from the […]

Irrational Belief #1: Needing Love & Approval

December 13, 2010


Adults do not need love and approval. (Children are a different story. But we’re all adults here so let’s talk about what adults do and do not need). Love and approval are nice to have, especially when we’re talking about that special someone. I don’t think I have to twist your arm too much to […]

What IS irrational thinking?

December 10, 2010


In Albert Ellis’s book A New Guide to Rational Living, (although it’s not really new, it was published in 1961) Ellis proposes that our lives would much better if we could identify our irrational beliefs and dissolve them. The problem with our irrational beliefs, Ellis argues, is that we take them for granted. Because of […]

Don’t believe everything that you think

December 6, 2010


The other day I was stuck in typical late afternoon city traffic, stressing about how I would get everything done this month (because there’re just too many deadlines and not enough time to meet them). The longer I sat there, the worse things got. My thoughts went something like this: Holiday shopping. New additions to […]