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

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 5 Dec 17 in Acceptance, General Semantics, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

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.” 3,648 total views, no views today Originally posted 2014-01-06 22:41:50.

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Will Unconditional Self Acceptance make me lose my edge?

Sean B. in Florida writes: 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 I […]

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Judge behavior, not self

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 22 Nov 17 in Acceptance, Guilt & Shame, judgment, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, ULA, UOA, USA |

Tue 14 Aug 07, 11:00 p.m. Good Morning All,  I write about this all the time, so if you want something long-winded, there is plenty of my hot air to be found in the archives here.  The long and the short of it is, however, that REBT-CB–as do some  other modern psychological approaches and schools […]

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Self acceptance is not a “thing.”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 9 Nov 17 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. 45 total views, no views today Originally posted 2015-04-16 04:22:58.

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  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 […]

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Why “can’t” you rate the essence of a human?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 14 Oct 17 in Acceptance, ePrime, General Semantics, judgment, People Rating, Rating, Self esteem, self vs. behavior, USA |

From: Jane…@… Subject:  REX – General Semantics – Questions – REBT.info Date:  Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:01:53 +0530 To:  AskRex@rebtinfo.info <askrex@rebtinfo.info>  Hey Rex, My name is Jane. I too practice REBT and it has significantly improved my life. I have been reading some of your articles on general semantics and E-Prime and find it very […]

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Escape the “Self Esteem” Trap! Today!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 15 Aug 17 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” . . .   259 total views, no views today Originally posted 2017-03-21 21:08:40.

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Distorted thinking is at the root of “neurosis”

“Much of what we call emotion is nothing more or less than a certain kind – a biased, prejudiced, or strongly evaluative kind – of thought.” ~Albert Ellis, Rational Psychotherapy and Individual Psychology     886 total views, no views today Originally posted 2016-03-08 20:20:42.

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Depression can seem worse than cancer!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 25 Jul 17 in David Burns, Depression, Self esteem |

Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and ‘self-esteem’ …” Click the blue link below to join the discussion and share how you feel about the quote from Dr. Burns. 133 total views, no views today

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Interview with Dr. Edelstein

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 15 Jul 17 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Alcoholism, Anger, Anxiety, Procrastination, Self esteem |

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 […]

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