Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), was developed by Dr. Albert Ellis in 1955. REBT is based on a few simple principles which have profound implications:
- You are responsible for your own emotions and actions,
- Your harmful emotions and dysfunctional behaviors are the product of your irrational thinking,
- You can learn more realistic views and, with practice, make them a part of you,
- You’ll experience a deeper acceptance of yourself and greater satisfaction in life by developing a reality-based perspective.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk therapy (psychotherapy). You work with a mental health counselor (psychotherapist or therapist) in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
CBT is a useful tool to address emotional challenges. For example, it may help you: