Challenging Irrational/Unhealthy Thinking

‘Challenging Irrational/Unhealthy Thinking 


A Cognitive Behaviour Approach using the REBT Model

(Two Day Programme)


What is REBT?

“Men are disturbed not by things but by the view they take of them”. Epictetus. This quote from 2AD accurately describes the philosophy of R.E.B.T.

Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) is the oldest form of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and was developed in 1955 by Albert Ellis. It is based on the philosophy that people are disturbed NOT by events but by their evaluation of events. This greatly enhances the possibility that disturbance can be significantly reduced or eliminated altogether. REBT is a solution focused approach which encourages participants in a very active way to review the demands they place on themselves, others and the world in general. The ultimate goal of REBT is to help people alter their thinking processes aiming to reduce the amount of emotional and behavioural difficulties they display.

Those to benefit from this programme:

  • Human Resource Personnel,  Coaches, Nurses, Teachers,
  • Adults who wish to help people deal with emotional and behavioural difficulties in a healthier way.

 Outcomes for Participants

  • To understand the principles of CBT and how they can be applied to their work with children and adults.
  • To understand irrational/unhealthy thinking.
  • To be able to dispute the irrational/unhealthy thinking of their client group.
  • To be able to educate their client group in:
  1. Understanding the connection between beliefs and  behaviours ie How I think will reflect on how I feel and how I behave and how others will behave towards me.
  2. Recognising consequences for certain thinking patterns ie the behaviours that follow thinking in an irrational/unhealthy way and the price that people pay for this thinking.
  3. Examining the impact of beliefs on behaviours.
  4. Differentiating between Rational and Irrational thinking. Understanding what thinking is healthy for them and what is unhealthy and why.
To view dates for this course go to Training Calendar