A Cognitive Perspective
People are disturbed not by
things, but by the views which they take of them.
REBT is often incorrectly lumped in
the fruit basket of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) but is
actually as different as an apple is from an orange. It is
thought of by some as the Jewell in the basket.
REBT tackles our irrational & unhelpful beliefs we can hold
about ourselves which generate our behaviour and the
ensuing, often unwanted consequences. Unlike CBT it takes a
faster route to the core and recognises that our rigid
demands brought on by our irrational beliefs.
SELF – I must perform well
OTHERS – you must do it my way
LIFE/WORLD – life must/should be fair
When our demands are not meet we can
do three things. We can engage in
AWFULIZING – nothing could be worse – if I don’t perform
well, I will lose everything
A ‘LOW FRUSTRATION TOLERANCE’ – I can’t stand being
on my own
Or DEPRECIATION OF SELF/OTHERS - I am worthless
if I’m not in a relationship; you are nothing if you don’t
listen to me
Having these concerns and disturbances can lead to emotions
such as withdrawal, depression, anxiety, guilt,
shame, hurt, anger, jealousy and envy which are
rather unhelpful emotions.
INSIGHT PLUS REPEATED & FORCEFUL
ACTION EQUALS THERAPEUTIC CHANGE
REBT helps you to challenge and
dispute your unhelpful beliefs and self-concepts towards
creating helpful ones;
REBT helps you to understand how we, as humans,
brainwash ourselves and re-indoctrinate
ourselves with these beliefs and then act in ways that
strengthen them, thus re-enforcing the
Tina is studying with the Centre for Stress Management
www.managingstress.com towards the Certificate in REBT
which then leads to the Certificate in Cognitive and
Behavioural Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is a member
of the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
and is under regular supervision with Meir Stolier at
www.cbtcare.com to maintain the required standards of
REBT is exciting, interesting and extremely effective for a wide range of problems. Please
see the reading list and related websites for more
information or contact Tina to arrange an appointment.
Appointments are one hour in duration and like CBT, REBT is
regarded as a short term therapy, usually 6 – 8 weeks.