Who the hell is Albert Ellis?

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Only probably the best damn psychologists ever to have lived.

He is one serious healer.

He was the founder of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) which is a key element to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which is shown to be very effective in dissolving social anxiety, other anxiety and depressive disorders.

He truly was a genius and pioneer, abandoning his psychoanalysis training in order to find something that actually works to heal people’s neurotic behaviors and mental disorders.

I could go on and on.

BTW he is over 90 years old in this video, so his voice is a bit grating.

But hear what he did to overcome his fear & neediness around women.

I’m not saying YOU guys should do this, but it just shows he had resolve and real passion to find solutions to his problems, that I believe eventually led to him creating things to truly help others.

This is an example of exposure therapy, and even though he didn’t get any “dates”, what’s far more important is that overcome his neediness around women, which actually will lead to far better interactions in the future.

What’s more is that using CBT, you can definitely overcome this far easier than the way Ellis did it.

He left the wonderful Albert Ellis Institute in his legacy.

Here’s the video – please leave comments!

    5 replies to "How Albert Ellis Overcame His Fear & Neediness Around Women"

    • Joe

      There are those that are willing to take on challenges such as asking a hundred woman out. I wouldn’t be able to do it, I think I would have success after at least one quarter of that amount, but at least this guy tried and proved that you can AT LEAST overcome the fear of asking them, even if you fail miserably you gain something there.

      • SE Man

        Yeah I agree it’s not the best way to get “results” but it is a type of exposure therapy. It won’t neccessarily get a guy good with girls, but certain having no fear helps a ton in talking to women.

        • Stitches

          That’s not just logic. That’s really sensible.

    • John Puff

      I love your blog, I just added it in my RSS reader – I’ll be looking for more articles on Social Anxiety soon, thanks!

      • SE Man

        Sorry for the late response John, glad you enjoy it! I’m trying to publish more and you should see some good stuff coming soon! Cheers.

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