Profound Self-Help Therapy for Your Emotions
Amazon says: “Feeling better,” says Dr. Ellis, “is crucial to successful therapy. Getting better is even more important.” The most well-known and highly respected psychotherapist of our time offers a “three-pronged” system for maintaining – or regaining – emotional health. Feeling Better, Getting Better, Staying Better presents the author’s 50 years of psychotherapy experience and wisdom in a practical guide for the rest of us. Healthy thinking, healthy emotions, and healthy behavior are explained, with detailed examples and procedures for building lasting emotional well-being.
Arthur Ellis is the ‘father’ of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and thus SMART Recovery and other CBT based methodologies.
Club Soda members say:
A great, understandable read. It is great to bring together all I have learned and will help me a lot in facilitating SMART meetings. But most of all it will help me not just feel better, but also get and stay better! I love the concept of Unconditional Self Acceptance (USA) and intend to practice it from now on. I AM not perfect and don’t HAVE to be. I make mistakes, but we all do, it’s because I’m human and that’s what we do. I don’t HAVE to measure my success, or failure against arbitrary, irrational scales. I absolutely don’t HAVE to do well. Nobody HAS to treat me fairly and life conditions don’t HAVE not to be hard. It is an irrational belief that these things MUST be so. I can get things wrong and not believe I am bad, or a failure and I don’t have to get stressed because I know these things are irrational beliefs. If I have a lapse, it does not have to be a disaster, but I will not give myself permission to do so, but deal with it if it does happen.
It isn’t ‘learning’ this stuff. It is definitely though bringing it home. Clive