Episode 55 :: Unconditional Self-acceptance

17th October 2019

Show Notes:

Unconditional Self-acceptance means that we fully and unconditionally accept ourselves regardless of our competence, and whether or not other people approve, respect, or love us.

With self-acceptance, if we mess up, we understand that we’ve messed up. That’s it. No unfavourable judgement. No feeling bad. Hence, no constant fluctuation in self-worth. We start to experience the world differently. If we don’t get what we want, we are still ok. 

With unconditional self-acceptance, you are interested in learning from specific beliefs, behaviours and outcomes but your unique you-ness is never up for debate. You become the constant in your own life.

In this episode we explore what Unconditional Self-acceptance looks like, it’s many benefits and importantly: how to begin to cultivate it!  

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Additional resources:

If you’d like to learn more about self-acceptance with a smaller investment of time and money, some of the best books on the topic include:

  • The Gift of Imperfection by Brené Brown
  • Radical Acceptance: Awakening the Love That Heals Fear and Shame by Tara Brach
  • How to Be an Imperfectionist: The New Way to Self-Acceptance, Fearless Living, and Freedom from Perfectionism by Stephen Guise
  • Self-Acceptance: The Key to Recovery from Mental Illness by Victor Ashear and Vanessa Hastings
  • Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance by Rosie Molinary
  • The Self-Acceptance Project: How to be Kind and Compassionate Toward Yourself in Any Situation by Tami Simon
  • 50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem: Everyday Practices for Cultivating Self-Acceptance and Self-Compassion by Janetti Marotta

Episode image credit:

Jessica Felicio



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