REBT Whiteboard Presentations

Below is an eight-minute very well-done whiteboard presentation on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) by my mentor, Dr. Windy Dryden​, who is a leading REBT psychologist in the United Kingdom. Dr. Dryden and I have coauthored two books on REBT, and we continue to practice the classic REBT model originated by Dr. Albert Ellis. Dr. Dryden closely collaborated with Dr. Ellis over the years and assisted him in refining the REBT model of psychotherapy. If you consult me for REBT coaching or REBT psychotherapy, this is the approach I will teach to you to assist you with your problems. If you want a quick overview of REBT, Dr. Dryden’s whiteboard presentation is well worth watching.

Unconditional Self-Acceptance vs Self-Esteem

Unconditional Self-Acceptance is perhaps the most crucial concept in REBT. In my view, it is a game changer that will free you to enjoy life in a way you never will if you strive for high self-esteem. Watch this video to understand this essential concept and then use this insight to cultivate unconditional self-acceptance that will enable you to live your life to enjoy yourself rather than to prove yourself.

Disputing Your Rigid “Musts, Shoulds, and Have to’s”

 In the below video, I discuss how to find, dispute, and change your absolute, rigid “musts,” “shoulds,” and “have to’s.” REBT theorizes that these rigid attitudes lie at the core of your unhealthy emotional reactions. Watch this and learn about REBT.  Note: July 24th, 2018, the day I filmed this video was the 11th Anniversary of Dr. Albert Ellis’s death (read his obituary here). I wrongly state it is his birthday, which is September 27th, 1913. Ironically, in this video, I discuss how to relinquish the self-defeating attitude, “I must perform perfectly well,” which leads to anxiety and shame. My error reflects the importance of holding the flexible attitude “I want to perform perfectly well, but do not have to do so.” Watch the video and learn more about disputing your unrealistic, self-defeating, rigid attitudes which hold you back and lead to emotional disturbance.