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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 11 Mar 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-CBT–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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Task perfection vs. self-perfection.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 28 Feb 19 in David Burns, Demanding, Perfectionism, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection |

  Dare to be average! 1,602 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-08-22 20:50:01.

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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.” 180 total views, no views today Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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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. 5,315 total views, no views today Originally […]

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Dr. Ellis on Unconditional Self Acceptance – Video

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 12 Jan 19 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, Books & Media, Self esteem, ULA, UOA, USA, Videos |

This is part of a wonderful audio recording of Dr.Albert Ellis on Unconditionally Accepting Yourself and Others Click to listen. 1,614 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-08-02 20:48:25.

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A reader is confused about labels and self-rating

 Rate behavior . . . not self, and you are doing good ePrime and  on the right track for doing good REBT.  This process is even more comprehensible and user-friendly if you learn something about ePrime, which is not too much of a stretch   2,533 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-07-17 02:39:22.

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You don’t get to judge me! (or do you?)

You don’t get to judge me!”   737 total views, no views today Originally posted 2013-09-08 20:05:28.

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The Myth of Self-esteem!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 12 Dec 18 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, Books & Media, bookshop |

Stop being a dupe of the “Self-esteem MAFIA!” 95 total views, no views today

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Assert your right to make a few mistakes!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 7 Nov 18 in criticism, mistakes, Perfectionism |

      How do you feel about making mistakes?  How do you deal with others when they make mistakes?  Please click the blue link below to join the discussion and share your ideas. 873 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-06-25 21:39:45.

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Self acceptance is not a “thing.”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 21 Sep 18 in Acceptance, Self esteem, USA |

Here is a good  one from the 2008 archives about self-esteem and self acceptance: By refusing to “devalue yourself because of your ignorance” perhaps you do understand more than you think. 490 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-04-16 04:22:58.

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