Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy Gives You Total Control of Your Feelings
The creator of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Albert Ellis, quoted a line from Shakespeare's Hamlet when asked to summarize the main principle of REBT: "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy focuses on the hypothesis that emotional and psychological problems are caused by irrational ways of thinking, and teaches patients how to view negative events with rational thought processes instead, leading to healthy emotional reactions to negative events. Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy is unique in that it de-emphasizes the influence of past events on current behaviors, asserting instead that while the past does have some influence, the power to control thought processes lies within ourselves.
Establishing a New Reality
Ellis believed that each person desires happiness whether it is alone or with others. To obtain this happiness, REBT helps each person rationalize their thoughts as different situations emerge. Meaning that when something upsetting occurs the patient is able to distinguish what they are feeling and rationalize their thoughts into actions. This new reality transformation is an important step for each woman who receives Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and is a key tool in continuing this practice beyond rehabilitation.
Transforming Irrational Thought into Rational Action
The Recovery Center for Women's Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy program recognizes that changing deeply-ingrained emotions is a difficult task, but with the help of our highly-trained, supportive staff, and by arming you with persistence and the strength to make the right choices, we will help you on your road to recovery.