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Assert your right to make a few mistakes!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 11 Jul 24 in criticism, mistakes, Perfectionism |

      How do you feel about making mistakes?  How do you deal with others when they make mistakes?  Please click the blue link below to join the discussion and share your ideas. Originally posted 2017-06-25 21:39:45.

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American exceptionalism (REBT style)

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 18 Jun 24 in General Semantics, overgeneralization, People Rating, Rating |

On another thread, we have been discussing America being the greatest country in the world, that is so called “American Exceptionalism.” Originally posted 2016-06-17 05:30:58.

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You don’t get to judge me! (or do you?)

You don’t get to Judge me!!!   Originally posted 2013-09-08 20:05:28.

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Self acceptance is not a “thing.”

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 5 Jun 24 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. Originally posted 2015-04-16 04:22:58.

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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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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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A reader is confused about labels and self-rating

Rate behavior . . . not self, and you are doing good ePrime and  on the right track for doing good REBT.  This process is even more comprehensible and user-friendly if you learn something about ePrime, which is not too much of a stretch   Originally posted 2013-07-17 02:39:22.

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