USEFUL TO KNOW UNCONDITIONAL SELF-ACCEPTANCE [MENTAL HEALTH]ARTICLE 1
WHY IS THIS SKILL IMPORTANT ?
Unconditional self-acceptance is a key emotional resilience skill. For decades , mental health has been dominated by the importance of self-esteem, the suggestion being that developing skills to improve self-esteem should form the cornerstone of any modern resilience programme.
In fact, the whole thrust of modern psychology is focused on how to boost your self esteem. Countless self-help books and programmes purport to demonstrate how best to achieve this objective. The idea is based on the concept that we can make value judgement about ourselves and , if not content with the result , conjure up skills to increase our self – worth.