“No other individual—not even Freud himself—has had a greater impact on modern psychotherapy.” —Psychology Today
All of us worry about something, big or small, every day. But much of the emotional misery we feel is an overreaction—and can be significantly reduced using the techniques in this book.
World-renowned therapist Dr. Albert Ellis, who created Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), believed that anger, anxiety, and depression are not only unnecessary, they’re unethical, because when we allow ourselves to become emotionally upset, we’re being unfair and unjust to ourselves. Thinking negative thoughts is a choice we can refuse to make. Applying the proven, time-tested principles of REBT is a simple, logical way to find true mental health and happiness. REBT acknowledges the power of emotions, but it also helps us understand which feelings are healthy and which are not. This classic book teaches you how to:
· Retrain your brain to focus on the positive and face obstacles without unnecessary despair
· Control your emotional destiny
· Refuse to upset yourself about upsetting yourself
· Solve practical problems as well as emotional problems
· Conquer the tyranny of “should,” and much more
Get the tools you need to take back your life—and your happiness. If you can refuse to make yourself miserable, you’re that much closer to making yourself happy—every day.
“Shows how to avoid the traps of self-harm and find mental health.” —Publishers Weekly