REBT ABCs Flow Chart--the ABCs of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) for depression, anxiety, stress, more
The Albert Ellis model of ABCs (CBT for mental health and wellness)



THE ABC’S OF RATIONAL EMOTIVE
BEHAVIOR THERAPY




A

B

C

Activating events Past, present (or possible future) adversities or aggravations

Beliefs Thoughts, attitudes, and assumptions

Consequences Emotions Actions/behaviors


Epictetus:  “People are disturbed
not by things, but by the views they take of them.”


Shakespeare: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”


Milton:  “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n”


The Bible (Proverbs 23:7):  “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”


Pogo:  Oliver Hazard Perry, the famous naval commander in the War of 1812, sent a message back to General William Henry Harrison after Perry’s forces had won the Battle of Lake Erie: “We have met the enemy, and they are ours.” This victorious message became a well-known quotation. Then Pogo, Walt Kelly’s comic strip character, applied it to human nature and gave it a humorous twist: “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” 

 For a thorough description of the ABCs and how to use them, Go Here>>  

 

Learn more below about psychotherapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

What type of therapy is best? What is REBT? How does it help?
What is Stress?? Psychotherapy defined
Understanding Irrational Thinking The 12 Irrational Beliefs of REBT
The ABCs of REBT What are Rational Beliefs?
ABCs Worksheet ABC Disputing Chart
Keeping Emotions in Check 10 Happiness Beliefs
Healthy Relationship Defined Help for Relationships
Self-Esteem Defined How to Accept Yourself

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