Tag Archives: rebt

[PODCAST] #457: Define Self-Esteem (With Wes Bertrand and Dr. Michael Edelstein)

Reviving the Branden/Edelstein Self-Esteem Debate: Wes and I are joined by Dr. Michael R. Edelstein, an outspoken long-time critic of the concept of self-esteem and self-esteem movements in psychology. One of our goals for this conversation is to persuade Dr. Edelstein to revise or perhaps even remove criticisms of Nathaniel Branden's work from his otherwise valid critique of the self-esteem movement. Important Background Links: 1) The Trouble With Self-Esteem, by Michael R. Edelstein - http://genteman.org/edelstein.html 2) What Self-Esteem Is and Is Not, by Nathaniel Branden - http://www.nathanielbranden.com/what-self-esteem-is-and-is-not An interesting exchange from a Q&A at the Capitalism and Morality Conference - https://youtu.be/pMHFGfVnZQ0?t=45m10s 3) The Edelstein/Branden Email Exchange 2000-2001 - http://genteman.org/self.esteem.html 4) Q&A From Michael Edelstein's Talk, "Why Ayn Rand's Self Esteem ...

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[BONUS] Self-Esteem Is A Scam? – Wes and Brett Respond

(AUDIO, 97 MINUTES) Wes and I respond to an episode of the Tom Woods Show called "Crushing the Self-Esteem Scam Like A Bug." The episode features Dr. Michael Edelstein, a clinical psychologist and proponent of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy who has been a critic of the "self-esteem movement" for decades. Edelstein also believes that Branden's work contains serious problems because, in Edelstein's view, it encourages people to engage in self-rating. In this discussion we use: -Edelstein's website -audio from Tom Woods Ep. 543 Crushing the Self-Esteem Scam Like a Bug -transcripts from Tom Woods Ep. 543 Crushing the Self-Esteem Scam Like a Bug -an email exchange between Branden and Edelstein from 2001 RECOMMENDED: Check this out first. If the player doesn't ...

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[PODCAST] #333: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 4 – 11 Practical Steps To Productivity

The concluding episode in a short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: -A brief review of the series -Four Simple Reasons for Procrastination (Difficulty, Time-consuming, Lack of knowledge or skills, Fears) -Four More Complex Reasons for Procrastination (Perfectionism, Anger/Hostility, Low Frustration Tolerance, Self-Downing) 11 PRACTICAL STEPS TO PRODUCTIVITY: 1. Know What you Want/Identify 2. Belief/Attitude 3. Make a Plan 4. Decision 5. Determination 6. Do the Work/Commit 7. Practice Resilience 8. Have Reminders 9. Start Small 10. Practice Patience 11. Recharge COMMON IMPEDIMENTS & RATIONALIZATIONS (from Cal Poly Academic Skills Center (ASC): Procrastination) Mañana - "I'll do it tomorrow." Contingent mañana - "I'll do it tomorrow, if ..." Grasshopperism - "I need to have ...

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[PODCAST] #332: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 3 – The Six Types of Procrastination

A short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: A-B-C-D-E Examples REVIEW: -The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (The Practices of Living Consciously, Self-Acceptance, Self-Responsibility, Self-Assertiveness, Living Purposefully and Personal Integrity) -The GTD Flow (Collect, Process, Organize, Review, Do) -REBT THE SIX TYPES OF PROCRASTINATORS: Style #1: Perfectionist. Reluctant to start or finish a task because they don't want anything less than perfect. Personality Type: Critical Thinking Style: All or nothing Speaking Style: I should... I have to... Acting Style Flawless Psychological Need For: Control Style #2: Dreamer. They don't like details. This makes ideas difficult to implement. Personality Type: Fanciful Thinking Style: Vague Speaking Style: I wish... Acting Style: Passive Psychological need for: Being special ...

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[PODCAST] #331: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 2 – Techniques For Less Worry and More Action

A short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: -Worrying is at the root of most procrastination We CAN transform worry into rational action RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY includes: 1. Thinking Techniques 2. Emotional Techniques 3. Behavioral Techniques THINKING TECHNIQUES -It's the practice of living consciously -THE ABC TOOL: + D and E -(D) Dispute: Scientific Method – find proof, active process, thinking can just run on unevaluated -(E) Effective new philosophy: thought through some repetition -Modeling or Mentoring -My time at Tragedy and Hope -Looking into people, not up to them -Teaching -Semantic precision -GTD, do actions, not projects EMOTIONAL TECHNIQUES -It's the practice of self-acceptance -Rational-emotive imagery: (the stoic action of negative visualization) ...

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[PODCAST] #330: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 1 – The ABCs of Worrying

A short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: -Worrying is at the root of most procrastination -Brett's podcast performance anxiety -Can we transform worry into rational action? RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY: -Albert Ellis and the origins of REBT -an answer to Behaviorism -replacing self-defeating thoughts with positive and actionable ones -meditation lessons -REBT and Stoicism -REBT criticisms -psychological issues have 3 components: biological, behavioral, psychodynamic THE THREE TYPES OF WORRY: -conditions (distant) -discomfort (interpersonal) -ego (self) THE ABC TOOL: -Activating Event/Agitation/Adversity -Beliefs 1) list the irrational Beliefs (list the beliefs that led to your reaction/behavior) 2) list replacement rational Beliefs (are measurable, objective, rooted in reality) -Consequences (of A) your self defeating behaviors that ...

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