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By Albert Ellis

"A advisor to Rational dwelling" presents a lot sought-after solutions for people with difficulties, and it may aid each person to suppose greater approximately themselves and to accommodate their lives extra successfully.

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She was referred to me by a female counselor when it was determined that working with a male therapist might be beneficial. One successful aspect of Carrie’s therapy was her ability to trust me and feel comfortable discussing her traumatic history. Talk­ ing about past trauma is a form of exposure therapy, which can help reduce anxiety associated with the memory or reminders of the trauma. One of the goals in Carrie’s therapy was to be able to travel so she could help her children select colleges and visit them after they left home.

There must have been other victims. There were more subtle incidents that also contributed to my anxiety. I recall, for example, my father telling me he had joined the Army to fight against Hitler. I learned at a young age that because of their beliefs, millions of Jews were systematically exterminated in gas chambers and ovens. Because my father was Jewish, the Holocaust struck even closer to home. As I matured, I learned that racism, war, economic exploitation, and political oppression have occurred throughout history, and that the world is indeed unstable and often dangerous.

Harriet spent considerable time anticipating and worrying about every trip out of the house. When I first saw Harriet, she was tearful and depressed about her inability to control her fear. Fortunately, Harriet’s therapy was successful. In just sixteen weeks, she went from fifteen to twenty panic attacks a day to only occasional attacks; instead of being “troubled by anxiety” several hours a day, that feeling lasted five minutes at most. She was also able to discontinue the tranquiliz­ ing medication she was taking when she first came for help.

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