It’s happening to all of us at some point or another in our lives “We keep circling the emotional drain”. What is THINK-FEEL-DO thermostat and the connections between your thoughts, feelings and actions. Let’s connect the dots. DEMANDINGNESS is the first and most important type of irrational thinking identified by Dr. Ellis. When irrational thinking is recognized it equates with AWFULIZING, CAN'T STAND IT-ITIS, and LABELING AND DAMNING. None of which serves your purpose or happiness. Now, that you know and understand what got you where you are the question is how do you correct your irrational thinking?

Ray Mathis taught health education for 33 years. To do that job better, he became certified in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). He developed a new approach to health and wellness “The Mental and Emotional Tool Kit for Life”. Ray represents the non-profit Chicago Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (and Education). He speaks to schools, universities, groups, businesses, and at state and national conventions for teachers, school counselors and mental health professionals about taking his “tool kit” approach to mental health, health, social, behavioral, academic and other societal problems.

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