Aristotle and REBT

The Hypnotherapy Team blog took the opportunity that the UK celebrated National Feel Good Day on July the 19th to share some information on the concept of happiness according to Aristotle and its resonance within the principles of REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy). Aristotle believed there are four levels of happiness, and that a balance between them was needed in order to achieve optimum happiness. Read the whole post at The Hypnotherapy Team blog by clicking here.

It may appear interesting to collect as much information about the concept of happiness so that we can decide by ourselves what works for us, what resonates with our own beliefs about ourselves and about the world around us. We may decide that Aristotle’s theory does not work for us. Or perhaps it works for us at some level, not completely. Perhaps there have been particular moments in our lives when we may have experienced happiness or lack of it because of a situation which resonates with Aristotle’s theory. Now we have a chance to find out a bit more about Aristotle’s theory and decide if we agree with it or not, completely or partially. Perhaps this information will help us understand why we are or have been more or less happy in our lives.

With the help of REBT we can analyse those beliefs that we hold about ourselves and/or the world around us and decide if they are helpful to us. We can also decide if they hold enough credibility for us to give them so much importance that they dictate the way we feel and see the world and ourselves. Then we may employ hypnotherapy techniques to rehearse those beliefs which appear more credible and more helpful to each one of us at a particular moment in our lives. Note that those may change with the pass of time, so it is important to keep monitoring them regularly. New beliefs will affect the way we think, the way we feel and the way we behave. This changes will help us experience our lives with a greater perception of self control, to live our lives to the potential we decide to do so.



About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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  1. Pingback: What is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) ? | Free psychology

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