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Chapter 13: Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) is a system of psychotherapy that proposes that rigid and extreme thinking (irrational beliefs) lies at the heart of emotional disturbance. Rigid thinking allows no other views to be considered (e.g. ‘I must never fall below my high standards’) while extreme thinking provides a very unbalanced assessments of self, others and events (e.g. ‘because if I do fall below them, this will mean I’m an abysmal failure’). Flexible and non-extreme thinking (rational beliefs) is the foundation of emotional health, e.g. ‘My high standards are very important to me but I realize I will probably fall below them sometimes. If I do, this is something to regret, learn from but not to ...