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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 24 Sep 22 in Acceptance, Depression, Happiness, Irrationality in the arts & media, suicide, ULA, UOA, USA |

   It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!  I wrote this yesterday for someone who struggles with depression.  While I reckon no one would ever accuse me of being Little Mary Sunshine, this is a message of hope, albeit expressed in an oblique way. Please share your thoughts and feelings.  13,054 total views […]

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Simple, Effective Strategies To Immediately Boost Your Self-Esteem

Posted by Anna Kucirkova on Sun 18 Sep 22 in Acceptance, Guest Author, Self esteem, ULA, UOA, USA |

Guest author, Anna Kucirkova offers up some thoughtful tips on self-esteem.    1,760 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2018-03-28 13:51:42.

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What is REBT?

Posted by Will Ross on Thu 15 Sep 22 in Acceptance, Basics, Guest Author, 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 . . .  46,953 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-03-27 18:01:44.

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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 14 Jul 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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Dr. Ellis on Unconditional Self Acceptance – Video

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 12 Jul 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.  3,817 total views Originally posted 2013-08-02 20:48:25.

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 2 Jul 22 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.  6,623 total views Originally posted 2013-12-07 03:57:31.

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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 . . .  5,000 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2013-04-17 18:14:17.

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“Unconditional” Self Acceptance ???

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 13 Jun 22 in Acceptance, Basics, 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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Task perfection vs. self-perfection

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 30 May 22 in Acceptance, Perfectionism, Rating, Task Perfection vs. Self Perfection, ULA, UOA, USA |

  Many confuse the REBT idea of Unconditional Self-acceptance (USA) with being cavalier unconcerned about how well they perform, and fear that embracing might cause them to lose their edge in a competitive, results-oriented society, possibly losing their work ethic and slipping into a passive, dysfunctional lifestyle. While this concern is understandable, it is unfounded. […]

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Escape the “Self Esteem” Trap! Today!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 25 May 22 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”  ~Rex  2,822 total views Originally posted 2017-03-21 21:08:40.

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