Browsing All posts tagged under »Albert Ellis«


September 14, 2011


In The Seven Psychological Stages of Change, Contemplation is the second stage. By now, you’ve successfully navigated the first stage of Pre-Contemplation which means that you’ve identified the major subconscious messages that have been holding you back from changing. Those tricky, limiting subconscious thoughts have been brought to the forefront of your conscious mind and […]

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 […]

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 […]