Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy believes “People are disturbed not by things but by the view they take of them”. This famous quote by the ancient Greek philosopher, Epictetus is the foundation of one of the most powerful and influential approaches to mental health of our time, “ Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy”REBT, developed by psychologist, Dr.Albert Ellis has transformed the field of psychotherapy and helped millions of people overcome negative emotions and in many cases, saved their lives.
In Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy people are shown how to recognize how their thoughts and attitudes affect their mood and behavior and how by shifting thought and beliefs, new feelings and behaviors can emerge. Clients are taught how to powerfully dispute negative thoughts and beliefs in their head, in written form and through tape recording their voice and listening to themselves out loud.
I had the good fortune to study with Dr.Ellis and some of the finest teachers in the world at his institute more than 30 years ago. Since that time, I have used the principles of practices of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to improve the lives of hundreds of clients and have hopefully positively influenced others through my self-help guidebooks (www.cognitivetherapy.cc) and lectures to the public and professional audiences.
Often times, individuals who have been suffering for years and have tried all sorts of medications and different therapies have found Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and related cognitive behavioral therapy to make a huge difference in how they think, feel and behave.
Although my principle office is in Boca Raton, Florida I have found that distance coaching through the telephone and video (skype) has helped me reach individuals that do not have access to Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy or CBT therapist nearby.
For more information on Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, visit www.albertellis.org or www.cognitivetherapy.cc