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Acceptance is not love!

   Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” ~Albert Ellis 2,685 total views, 5 views today Originally posted 2013-05-02 07:39:44.

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What’s wrong with saying, “I am an EXCELLENT person” ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 11 Feb 19 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

 We have  bee having a lively–if somewhat perennial–discussion about why REBT dos not favor motivation and bolstering of “self esteem” by using global labels and “rating,”  such as “I am an EXCELLENT person.” 102 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 10 Feb 19 in Acceptance |

 Join the discussion. We  hearing from you! 1,039 total views, 10 views today Originally posted 2017-07-27 03:53:30.

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Are you reluctant to accept?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 10 Feb 19 in Acceptance, Mindfulness, Uncategorized |

Some people, I think, are uncomfortable with the concept of “acceptance, believing  that acceptance equates to passivity, to  “resignation,” to not being proactively engaged in problem solving, in working hard to have a full, rich life. 1,156 total views, 5 views today Originally posted 2014-04-10 18:13:25.

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What is REBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 7 Feb 19 in Acceptance, Basics, Guilt & Shame, Happiness, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA, What is REBT - CBT? |

This post is pinned to the top. Scroll down for recent posts REBT / Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy What the hell is it, anyway??? Click the blue  link below  for Will Ross’s excellent, easy-to-follow explanation . . . 32,800 total views, 5 views today Originally posted 2013-03-27 18:01:44.

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 4 Feb 19 in Acceptance, Basics, Depression, Disputing, ULA, UOA, USA |

We have been having some great discussions lately over at the REBT-CBT Forum Yahoogroup.  Thm raised an honest and important question and was kind enough to allow me to re-post it here.  Thanks, Thm!  His question and my response follows. Your follow-up comments and questions are encouraged and welcomed. 5,261 total views, no views today Originally […]

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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 4 Feb 19 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Ask Rex, Depression, Uncategorized |

  Mick wrote: I cannot help but feel that my life has been ruined by this withdrawal process. 10 months out and I am in another wave. I have so much brain fog its unreal, as well as many, many many other debilitating symptoms. I lost the person whom I thought that I would marry […]

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Is a “Happy-go-lucky” attitude an answer to anxiety?

How do we deal with anxiety about the future of a son who is not doing well in high school? 3,732 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-07-13 03:53:10.

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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 31 Jan 19 in Acceptance, ePrime, Guilt & Shame, judgment, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

 The long and the short of it is, however, that REBT-CB–as do some  other modern psychological approaches and schools of psychology–encourages people to distinguish between self and behavior, and to recognize  judgments or global ratings as irrational and unhelpful, and to instead practice Unconditional Self Acceptance (USA), Unconditional Other Acceptance (UOA) and Unconditional Life Acceptance (ULA)  […]

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“Unconditional” Self Acceptance ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 22 Jan 19 in Acceptance, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA |

What does “unconditional”  in Unconditional Self Acceptance Mean  ??? A reader says that his English teacher advised that he avoid “modifiers” as they weaken the strength of the word they are modifying.  So, rather than “Unconditional Self Acceptance (USA)” he just leaves it at “self acceptance.”  Nothing wrong with that, but it does raise some […]

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