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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 7 Feb 23 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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Dr. Ellis speaks on accepting self and others.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 6 Feb 23 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, Basics |

  This is part of audio talk of Dr.Albert Ellis on Unconditionally Accepting Yourself and Others    8,828 total views Originally posted 2015-08-10 04:30:59.

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The world sucks, and I can’t stand it!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 20 Jan 23 in Acceptance |

A reader complains about having difficulty controlling anxiety with regard to society and politics. What great questions! You bring up several related but separate issues.    2,427 total views Originally posted 2012-11-02 04:37:07.

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Self acceptance is not a “thing.”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 15 Jan 23 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.  1,778 total views Originally posted 2015-04-16 04:22:58.

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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 27 Dec 22 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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Why “can’t” you rate the essence of a human?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 27 Dec 22 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

Jane asks a very important question: Why does REBT say you cannot define or rate the essence of a human being?  . . . Click to read her full question and my reply . . .  2,668 total views Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.

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Dr. Ellis on Unconditional Self Acceptance – Video

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 25 Dec 22 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.  3,963 total views Originally posted 2013-08-02 20:48:25.

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Mortification of the Self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 21 Dec 22 in Albert Ellis, REBT & Other therapies compared, Religion, Self esteem, Uncategorized, USA, z-15 |

 MORTIFICATION of the EGO    This may seem tangential to REBT. It definitely leans more to the philosophical than therapeutic. I think the conclusion brings the therapeutic aspect into clearer focus.      The “ego” or “self” or however you want to describe or define it, comes preinstalled on all humans so far as we know, […]

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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?  5,260 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-07-13 03:53:10.

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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 17 Dec 22 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.”  1,873 total views Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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