Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy

What is Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy [ REBT ]

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is an active-directive, solution-oriented therapy which focuses on resolving emotional, cognitive and behavioral problems. REBT is the pioneering form of cognitive behavior therapy developed by Dr. Albert Ellis in 1955. This therapy is an action-oriented approach to managing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disturbances.


How it works

The Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy framework assumes that humans have both rational and irrational tendencies. Irrational thought/images prevent goal attainment, lead to inner conflict, lead to more conflict with others and poor mental health. Rational thought/images lead to goal attainment and more inner harmony. In other words rational beliefs reduce conflicts with others and improved health. According to REBT, it is largely our thinking about events that leads to emotional and behavioral upset. With an emphasis on the present.


Where it is useful

1   Self-blame

2   Jealousy, guilt

3   Low Frustration Tolerance

4   Depression feeling

5   Anxiety disorder

6   Panic, Fears

7   Anger control

8   Stress relief