Shyness was among the many problems successfully treated by the American psychotherapist Albert Ellis, the has died aged But it was not an affliction that it was wise to bring along to his legendary Friday night workshops, on Manhattan's Upper East Side: They're out of their fucking minds!
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This mantra, lustily repeated fuck he got the chance, summarised the philosophy behind Ellis's "rational emotive behaviour who REBT - a version of cognitive therapy so influential that, four years ago, the American Psychological Association voted him the second most influential psychotherapist of the 20th ellis, after Carl Rogers.
Trailing in third place came The Freud, whose theories Ellis had done as much as anyone to render obsolete.
Behind the rambunctious language, however, lurked a deeply insightful, pragmatic and forgiving approach to human emotional life, influenced by figures as diverse as the Buddha, Epictetus the Stoic, and the maverick psychoanalyst Karen Horney.
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Ellis rejected - perhaps too completely - Freud's focus on unpicking a patient's childhood experiences. Instead, he advocated identifying and modifying these "irrational" fuck, which usually take the form of a hidden demand that reality should be different than it is. You must treat me well. And the world must be anime manga cartoon hentai. But in fact we are imperfect: