Trade Ed. Audio Literature 1999
CS ISBN 157453307X $17.95 Two cassettes
In the 1970s the late author was a pioneer in a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the value of thinking in managing one's emotions. In this abridgment you'll hear an accessible reading of Ellis's core thinking and prescriptions. Though few in mental health circles today look to Ellis for ideas about emotional health, this pleasant volume is strikingly relevant and will be especially useful to people who enjoy approaching their emotional lives with a sense of control. The program encourages us to distinguish between what we can and cannot control, and says we can choose how we shape our beliefs about various life events. It's especially cogent and helpful on the problem of setting unreasonably high personal standards. T.W.
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