In a recent post, I wrote about how the collection of complaints against the family is being done, as expressed in Prince Harry’s book. Spare--Not a mature (even if favorable to him) lifestyle choice. It can be argued that a good step is to acquire the ability not to be shaken initially (and in subsequent rehashes) by many injustices or disappointments. What happens occasionally in human life.
The focus of my essay was on how various forms of psychotherapy facilitate or challenge patient complaint collection. I believe that through philosophical re-education methods, forms of therapy (especially cognitive interventions such as REBT) can help patients learn how to challenge and neutralize negative emotions such as depression and anger. behavioral systems) and compared them with psychoanalytically-influenced therapies that accept statements of feeling. without actively demonstrating how illogical they are. I ended my essay by expressing a wish that Prince Harry would develop a better ability to ignore the kinds of things that bother him (and continue to bother him). I didn’t use words, but the idea I was trying to express is that emotional (spiritual) growth involves the journey from condemnation to “forgiveness.”
I explained a bit more about REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy). Because after three years of conventional celebrity therapy he got nowhere, it was this approach (in my case used only in self-work) that changed my life dramatically for the better. That’s why. aspiring therapist. I was introduced to his REBT (then called RT or RET) when I was a PhD student in Rochester by its founder, Albert Ellis, in his one-hour It all started with a lucky coincidence that I attended a lecture. Over the years, I continued to practice using this approach whenever negative emotions began to surface, automatically (without having to practice arguing) my ability to stay emotionally calm. Now earn. I am faced with a situation that I would have experienced in the past as embarrassing or annoying.
My presentation of REBT emphasized its debt to the Stoic school of philosophy. Founded by Zeno of Citium of Athens in the 3rd century B.C.. As formulated by Albert Ellis and explained in my essay, the basis of Stoicism and REBT is that emotions (not only undesirable, but desirable) are not by events, but by what we speak to ourselves. It means that it is caused by something (such as that terrible thing). Event. REBT frames this in terms of his four-step process called ABCD. A is the event (e.g., doing something stupid), B is the cognitive spin attached to the event (e.g., “I was silly”), and C is. is an emotional response (in my previous life, depression) and D is an attempt to neutralize C (depression) as a neurotic person like me used to be (and Harry still uses ) to characterize events at B.
Due to space limitations, I have omitted the important (and to me, probably the most important) aspect, REBT. It is the role of general semantics to explain how we describe events in B and challenge the resulting effects in D. General Semantics (GS) is a conceptual framework developed in the 1930s by Polish (later American) engineer and independent scholar Alfred Korzybski. His theory (originally called “Humanology” by him) was formulated in his highly acclaimed 1933 book. Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics.
In addition to REBT, Korzybski’s theory has influenced other treatment systems. The essence of GS is that the words we use to describe things are It can distort our perceptions and cause delusions. A way to regain control of your reactions and overcome delusions is to change the words you use. An example of this, which was especially important to Korzybsky, a former Russian Army officer in World War I, is that conflicts such as war demonize the enemy and use words (e.g., “evil”) to demonize and dehumanize the enemy. ) arises from the use of therefore worthy of death. The problem with this kind of categorical thinking is that it always overgeneralizes.
A delusion neutralization technique advocated by Korzkbski was to avoid using “is”. Replace the form of the verb “to be” with a word such as “has”. This idea was taken further by Ellis through e-prime, a scheme borrowed from Korzybski’s former student David Bourland. His E-prime, which became the cornerstone of REBT, consists of English stripped of all forms of the verb “to be.”
An illustration of this technique showing how it can lead to forgiveness can be seen in the story Harry told about the dinner Meghan prepared for William (who had a bad cold) and Kate. (Harry described this as “homeopathy,” but more correctly it’s a naturopathic remedy). Harry reacted to the therapy in an arrogantly negative way, saying he would never use it. and similar examples were saying (without using the b word) “What a bitch Kate”. If Harry was familiar with e-prime, he would see Kate in a more receptive view, as someone who possesses many valuable or acceptable qualities but is prone to saying hurtful things occasionally. This would have resulted in a more tolerant view of Kate, less resembling hatred. Ellis’ message to Harry was, “Do you want to do something to Harry?” (e.g., how you feel), or don’t, and ask yourself why she or someone has to act the way you think.
Copyright Stephen Greenspan