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Can Suicide ever be a rational act?

In light of recent events in the news and some of the lovely stuff that Jimmy and Steve posted here recently, I thought it might be appropriate to talk a little about suicide. First of all, if you are thinking about killing yourself or are having thoughts about harming yourself that are scaring you, pick […]

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 21 Aug 19 in Acceptance, Albert Ellis, quotes, ULA, Uncategorized, UOA, USA |


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

 

Accept everybody. . .
just because they’re alive and human.

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Will Unconditional Self Acceptance make me lose my edge?

    Sean B. in Florida  asks  Rex.  I think I understand the idea of unconditional self acceptance, in theory at least. But I am afraid that adopting it will cause me to lose my edge and stop striving for excellence in my career.  If I accept myself unconditionally, then do I have to accept it if […]

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Dr. Ellis on Unconditional Self Acceptance – Video

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 31 Jul 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. 2,069 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2013-08-02 20:48:25.

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How to deal with your past errors?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 9 Jul 19 in Albert Ellis, damning, downing, Ellis Quotes, People Rating, Rating, Shame, USA |

By honestly acknowledging your past errors, but never damning yourself for them, you can learn to use your past for your own future. ~Albert Ellis   1,269 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2017-06-17 06:21:04.

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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 6 Jul 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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Escape the “Self Esteem” Trap! Today!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 1 Jul 19 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 1,630 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2017-03-21 21:08:40.

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“Secondary disturbance” is not secondary in signifance.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 14 Jun 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. 5,621 total views, 1 views today Originally posted […]

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What is REBT?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 6 Jun 19 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 . . . 35,323 total views, 7 views today Originally posted 2013-03-27 18:01:44.

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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 […]

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