Cultivating Optimism

ABC Model Ellis

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Optimism can be learned. Utilizing the Ellis ABC Model, we can learn how to respond differently to adversity by talking ourselves through defeat.


o   The event that happens

o   Example: “I have a flat tire.”


o   How the adversity is interpreted

o   Example: My response is, “I always have bad luck, why does this happen to me?”


o   Feelings

o   Actions

o   Example: “You feel hopeless, angry, grouchy, yelling at your spouse in the car.”

The ABC method is how we redirect the pessimistic attitudes we all have. How can we be proactive daily to build muscles of optimism, so it is more natural for us to respond positively in thought & action to diverse events?

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