The central principle of this therapy is that - people are not emotionally affected by external events but they are affected by their thinking about such events. A fundamental premise of REBT is humans do not get emotionally disturbed by unfortunate circumstances - how they construct their views of those circumstances decides their state of mind. This happens through their language, evaluative beliefs, meanings and philosophies about the world, themselves and others.
This approach was originally discovered and stated by the ancient Stoic philosophers. We can find the evidence of this in the ancient Greek literature with a quote "Men are disturbed not by things, but by the views which they take of them". Albert Ellis, the celebrated developer of this therapy, noted that Shakespeare expressed a similar thought in Hamlet: "There's nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so."
Ellis also acknowledges early 20th century therapists, particularly Paul Charles Dubois, though he only read his work several years after developing his therapy.
Rupa is upset because she got a low mark on a math test. The Activating event, A, is that she failed
her test. The Belief, B, is that she must have good grades or she is worthless. The Consequence, C, is
that Rupa feels depressed.
After irrational beliefs have been identified, the therapist will often work with the client in challenging the negative thoughts on the basis of evidence from the client's experience by reframing it, meaning to re-interpret it in a more realistic light. This helps the client to develop more rational beliefs and healthy coping strategies.
A therapist would help Rupa realize that there is no evidence that she must have good grades to be worthwhile, or that getting bad grades is awful. She desires good grades, and it would be good to have them, but it hardly makes her worthless.
If she realizes that getting bad grades is disappointing, but not awful, and that it means she is currently bad at math or at studying, but not as a person, she will feel sad or frustrated, but not depressed. The sadness and frustration are likely healthy negative emotions and may lead her to study harder from then on.
This certification will be delivered in “Endorphin Professional Learning Format”. From the beginning to the end it will have four learning phases:
Program Dates: Workshop on 01 & 02 Feb 2020 followed by blended learning for next 28 days.
Workshop Duration: 2 Full Days
Certification Process: Trainer's Evaluation & Written Test
Physical Take Away's: Book, Workbook, Exercises.
Note: Break-fast, Lunch, Tea (Morning & Afternoon) included.
Program Fee: Rs. 12,000 +18 % Taxes.
Venue: 23, Prashant Nagar, Opp Prashant Hall, Behind Kaka Halwai, L. B. Shastri Road, Navi Peth, Pune -411030.
[NOTE: These dates are for REBT Training in Pune/ REBT Certification in Pune/ REBT Corporate Training in Pune only. For other cities, please refer the relevant pages or call Endorphin Support.]