“The curious paradox is when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” – Carl Rogers In Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the word “dialectic” refers to balancing and comparing two things that seem to be quite different – even contradictory. In DBT, this balance is between change and acceptance. For many people,…

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“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Jung Mindfulness-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) infuse the concept of acceptance throughout treatment.  The idea behind acceptance is the notion of surrendering and opening yourself up to all aspects of your internal and external experience in their entirety.  This means…

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“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.  To live is to be slowly born.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Is it really possible to ever completely know ourselves?  For many of us, we sometimes think, feel, or behave in ways that “don’t seem like us.”  What does this really mean? …

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