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150. Accept Yourself Just As You Are & Then You Can Change

In this episode, we explore Carl Rogers' 'Curious Paradox'—the concept that true change comes from self-acceptance. We'll talk about the historical context of Rogers' humanistic psychology and his focus on unconditional positive regard and person-centered therapy. The big takeaway is the profound impact self-acceptance and self-compassion have on behavior change and healing. 


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Key moments:

00:00 Welcome to Joy Lab

00:39 Introducing the Curious Paradox

01:35 About Carl Rogers

05:00 The Power of Self-Acceptance

09:39 Personal Stories of Self-Acceptance

13:29 Embracing Authenticity

20:40 Closing Thoughts and Wisdom


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