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Acceptance is not love!

  Your Opinion Matters "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  This is one of the premises of REBT-CBT that often confuses and pisses off people.  It is closely related to the irrational belief / […]

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Why “can’t” you rate the essence of a human?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 14 Oct 17 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

From: Jane…@… Subject:  REX – General Semantics – Questions – REBT.info Date:  Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:01:53 +0530 To:  AskRex@rebtinfo.info <askrex@rebtinfo.info>  Hey Rex, My name is Jane. I too practice REBT and it has significantly improved my life. I have been reading some of your articles on general semantics and E-Prime and find it very […]

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Stoic Philosophy and REBT

The gods have released you from accountability for your parents, your siblings, your body, your possessions – for death and for life itself. They made you responsible only for what is in your power – the proper use of impressions. So why take on the burden of matters which you cannot answer for? You are […]

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Are opinions incompatible with REBT-CBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 5 Oct 17 in Acceptance, Demanding, Events, Rating, ULA, UOA, USA |

 Are opinions incompatible with REBT???    What do you think? 228 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-04-20 18:13:40.

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“Unconditional” Self Acceptance ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 4 Oct 17 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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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 1 Oct 17 in Acceptance, Depression, Happiness, Irrationality in the arts & media, suicide, ULA, UOA, USA |

  Fri 27 Nov 2015, 6:23 pm Hi REBT Mates! Happy Thanksgiving! I wrote this yesterday for someone who struggles with depression. The holidays and tragic events in the news are not making it any easier. I am re-posting it here, pretty much unedited. While I reckon no one would ever accuse me of being […]

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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 19 Sep 17 in Acceptance, Guilt & Shame, judgment, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

Tue 14 Aug 07, 11:00 p.m. Good Morning All,  I write about this all the time, so if you want something long-winded, there is plenty of my hot air to be found in the archives here.  The long and the short of it is, however, that REBT-CB–as do some  other modern psychological approaches and schools […]

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What is REBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 11 Sep 17 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 . . . 17,954 total views, 64 views today Originally posted 2013-03-27 18:01:44.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 15 Aug 17 in Acceptance, General Semantics, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

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.” 3,567 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2014-01-06 22:41:50.

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Escape the “Self Esteem” Trap! Today!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 15 Aug 17 in Acceptance, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

  So called “self-esteem” is a fallacy, a racket invented by what I call the “Self Esteem MAFIA” . . .   118 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-03-21 21:08:40.

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