We are very pleased to be able to bring you an exclusive, in-depth discussion-interview with San Francisco psychologist, Dr. Michael Edelstein, one of the pioneers of REBT and one of it’s leading proponents today, author of the now-classic “Three Minute Therapy,” and just out Therapy Breakthrough Without further ado, please enjoy “What are you telling yourself? . . […]
This from an old friend from the REBT-CBT-FORUM@yahoogroups.com whom we have not heard from for a long time. This person has been struggling with anxiety and although works diligently applying REBT-CBT techniques, does not appear to be getting much traction. Although I am not psychic, I think I may have an idea as to why. […]
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 […]
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. 1,828 total views Originally posted 2015-04-16 04:22:58.
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) […]
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 . . . 2,719 total views Originally posted 2013-12-15 23:16:48.
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