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The myth of self-esteem : how rational emotive behavior therapy can change your life forever

Author: Albert Ellis
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2006.
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After reviewing the ideas of psychologists, philosophers, and religious leaders on the concept of self-esteem, a pioneer in cognitive therapy argues that what people really need is unconditional self-acceptance, along with unconditional acceptance from others.
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Ellis, Albert, 1913-2007.
Myth of self-esteem.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2006
(OCoLC)607761563
Online version:
Ellis, Albert, 1913-2007.
Myth of self-esteem.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2006
(OCoLC)631641270
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Ellis
ISBN: 1591023548 9781591023548
OCLC Number: 60669101
Description: 344 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: is self-esteem a sickness? --
Nathaniel Branden and self-esteem --
Carl Rogers and unconditional positive regard --
Albert Ellis and unconditional self-acceptance --
Psychotherapy and the value of a human --
REBT diminishes much of the human ego --
Some definitions of conditional self-esteem (CSE) and unconditional self-acceptance (USA) --
The advantages and disadvantages of self-esteem (SE) or conditional self-acceptance (CSA) --
The proverbs of Solomon and self-esteem --
Lao tsu and the philosophy of humility, moderation, and unconditional acceptance --
Jesus of Nazareth and self-esteem --
Spinoza and Nietsche and self-esteem --
Soren Kierkegaard and self-esteem --
Martin Buber and self- and other-acceptance --
Martin Heidigger and self-esteem. Jean-Paul Sartre and self-esteem --
Paul Tillich and unconditional self-acceptance (USA) and unconditional other-acceptance (UOA) --
Self-esteem and the practice of Tibetan buddhism by his holiness, the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler and by H. Gunaratana Manhathera --
D.T. Suzuki's zen buddhism and the philosophy of acceptance --
Windy Dryden, Michael Neenan, and Paul Hauck on unconditional acceptance --
Self-esteem and self-acceptance in the writings of Aaron Beck, David Burns, and William Glasser --
Stephen Hayes and other cognitive behavior therapists who endorse acceptance and commitment therapy --
Existential anxiety and how to defeat it with the --
Courage to be --
Taking the road less travelled to unconditional self-acceptance (USA) --
Specific thinking, plotting, planning, and scheming techniques of achieving unconditional self-acceptance (USA) --
Emotive-evocative and experiential exercises for achieving unconditional self-acceptance (USA) --
Behavioral exercises for achieving unconditional self-acceptance (USA) --
Summary and conclusion --
Appendix no. 1: the role of irrational beliefs in --
Perfectionism --
Appendix no. 2: showing people that they are not worthless individuals --
Appendix no. 3: comments on David Mills' "overcoming self-esteem" --
Appendix no. 4: intellectual fascism --
Selected references --
Index --
About the author --
Responsibility: Albert Ellis.
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After reviewing the ideas of psychologists, philosophers, and religious leaders on the concept of self-esteem, a pioneer in cognitive therapy argues that what people really need is unconditional self-acceptance, along with unconditional acceptance from others.

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