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Myth of Self-Esteem: How Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Can Change Your Life Forever

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What exactly is self-esteem? Most people, as well as many psychologists and educators, believe we need it, that it's good for our emotional well-being, and that it makes us more successful. World-renowned psychologist Albert Ellis says NO, it's all a myth.

According to Ellis, self-esteem is probably the greatest emotional disturbance known to humans. Self-esteem results in each of us praising ourselves when what we do is approved by others. But we also damn ourselves when we don't do well enough and others disapprove of us. What we need more than self-esteem, Ellis maintains, is self-acceptance!

In The Myth of Self-Esteem, Ellis provides a lively and insightful explanation of self-esteem and self-acceptance, examining the thinking of great religious teachers, philosophers, and psychologists, including Lao Tsu, Jesus, Spinoza, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Buber, Heidegger, Sartre, Tillich, D.T. Suzuki, the Dalai Lama, Carl Rogers, and Nathaniel Branden, among others. He then provides exercises for training oneself to change self-defeating habits to the healthy, positive approach of self-acceptance. These include specific thinking techniques as well as emotive and behavioral exercises.

He concludes by stressing that unconditional self-acceptance is the basis for establishing healthy relationships with others, along with unconditional other-acceptance and a total philosophy of life anchored in unconditional life-acceptance.

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Ellis (b. 1913), the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, regards self-esteem as the "greatest emotional disturbance known ....." After reviewing the ideas of psychologists, philosophers, and religious leaders on these concepts, this pioneer in cognitive therapy argues that what people really need is unconditional self-(and other-) acceptance.
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Ellis (b. 1913), the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, regards self-esteem as the "greatest emotional disturbance known ....." After reviewing the ideas of psychologists, philosophers, and religious leaders on these concepts, this pioneer in cognitive therapy argues that what people really need is unconditional self-(and other-) acceptance. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Examining the thinking of great religious teachers, philosophers, and psychologists, the founder of one of the world's most successful forms of therapy teaches readers how to accept themselves--and others--unconditionally.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591023548
Author:
Ellis, Albert
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Self-Esteem
Subject:
Self-acceptance
Subject:
Cognitive therapy
Subject:
Behavior therapy
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Applied Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.02x6.12x.69 in. 1.03 lbs.

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