- The therapist confronts the client’s thinking—and never mocks the client, only the thinking
- People can stand adversities—they just do not like them
lAdversities are not awful, they are inconvenient, disadvantageous, etc.
lWhen they realize that they are not in control of the universe—they are not worthless (what drivel!)
lE-Effective New Philosophies
lStrive for desires
lHigh frustration tolerance
lNot globally rate self and others
lDispute beliefs (the irrational ones)
lWhere is holding this belief getting me?
lIs the belief logical?
lIs it really awful?
lCan I not stand it?