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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 17 May 24 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 Thu 16 May 24 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 . . . Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.

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Dr. Ellis on Unconditional Self Acceptance – Video

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 14 May 24 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. Originally posted 2013-08-02 20:48:25.

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Mortification of the Self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 10 May 24 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? 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 Tue 7 May 24 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.” Originally posted 2018-12-26 19:54:03.

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 4 May 24 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. Originally posted 2013-12-07 03:57:31.

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Why is it so wrong to want to kill yourself?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 1 May 24 in Acceptance, Rating, suicide |

   A reader of my lengthy post on suicide on another site responds in part “Why is it so wrong to want to move on [kill yourself]  before your natural physical body tells you to This is not expressing a view more a question for discussion” Originally posted 2014-08-16 18:12:15.

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Oh well!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 30 Apr 24 in Acceptance, Disputing |

Oh well! Now, that’s a deep subject!   Originally posted 2017-12-10 06:05:35.

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More internet addiction / Time Management

Guest Author Gunars K. Neiders, Psy.D. Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist I , myself, am trying to build more self-discipline by using . . . Originally posted 2013-04-17 18:14:17.

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