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Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)

How Personal Issues Arise - A Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) View

Thoughts, emotions and behaviours interact to create and maintain a person?s beliefs and internal dialogue. Rationality helps achieve goals, irrationality blocks their attainment. An event can disturb a person, who can disturb themself, leading to aggression, anger, anxiety, depression or guilt.
Three Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) Concepts about the Mind
  • A - Adverse events are part of life
  • B - Beliefs about these events are rational or irrational
  • C - Consequences of these beliefs are rational or irrational emotions and behaviours

The Client - Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) Therapist Relationship

The therapist actively helps the client to identify, dispute and weaken current irrational beliefs, emotions and behaviours. The client learns self help skills so they can think, feel and behave in ways that help them attain their goals. Therapy may involve symptom removal or a profound philosophic change.

The Aim of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)

To reduce irrationality, strengthen and maintain rationality.