Monthly Archives: March 2016

From Self Esteem to Self Acceptance by Dr Richard Bennett – Part 2

The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT, take on self-acceptance promotes individuals taking what is often called an observer perspective on their experience. This essentially involves the realisation that you and your experiences are not the same thing. ACT practice around self-acceptance involves working on three main skills, outlined in turn below. Noticing self-stories This… Read more »

From Self Esteem to Self Acceptance by Dr Richard Bennett – Part 1

Since the publication of Nathaniel Branden’s ‘The Psychology of Self-esteem’ in 1969, the self-esteem idea has dominated as a means of describing the way in which people relate to their own identity and worth. It is not uncommon for therapists to refer to their clients as ‘having’ low self-esteem, and, whilst it is not psychiatric… Read more »

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