What disturbs people`s minds is not events but their judgement on events. - Epictetus, (First Century A.D.) Epictetus, a remarkably wise stoic philosopher, pointed out some two thousand years ago that you choose to overreact to the obnoxious behaviour of others while you could more wisely choose to react in a very different manner. Rational - Emotive Therapy (RET) has found that by following the age-old wisdom of the philosophers and by combining it with the most modern methods of psychotherapy, anyone can learn to reduce or eliminate self-defeating, angry reactions and to live successfully with feelings of this nature, which she/he may still experience. Can you do this by yourself? Yes, you definitely can by consciously or unconsciously subscribing to absolutistic, command oriented thinking and exactly how, by changing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours which underlie and accompany your rage, you can greatly reduce that rage. Through careful attention to the RET theory, you can learn effectively to deal with your anger in a remarkably short period of time. A unique theory of language known as E-prime works Central to Rational Emotive Therapy. E-prime stems from the work of D.David Bourland Jr. a follower of the noted general semanticist Alberd Korzybski. In the linguistic formula (E-prime = E-e) E represents all the world of the standard English language while e represents all the forms of the verb `to be`, such as `is`, `was` etc. The theory shows that when we use any form of the verb `to be` as a primary predicate. We tend to over generalize and thus distort the actual meaning of the statement or thought. Hence, language does much more than express how we feel or see. It not only comprises a tool for communication but also the mode by which most people think. Research and studies have shown us that the development of thought and language have a direct relationship with the ability to judge and respond to situations in a mature and rational manner. Thus Rational Emotive Therapy attempts to provide an understanding of our tendency to over generalize and to show the tremendous influence that those tendencies can have on our actions and emotional lives. Throughout How to Live With and Without Anger, the author uses and from time to time refers back to the principle of E-prime and RET principles that will teach you how to help yourself deal with and control many of the difficult situations that unfortunately occur all too often in our everyday lives. Printed Pages: 304. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: Anger: How to Live With and Without It
Verlag: Jaico Publishing House
Auflage: First edition.
Buchbeschreibung Secaucus, Citadel press, 1977. 21 cm, kart. (paperback). 282 S., Guter Zustand (good condition). In englischer Sprache. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800. Artikel-Nr. 18332