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Greater self-acceptance improves emotional well-being

May 16, 2016

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Srini Pillay, MD, Contributor

Srini Pillay, M.D. ( is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Part-Time) at Harvard Medical School. After graduating as the overall top medical student in South Africa, he completed his residency in psychiatry at McLean Hospital—Harvard’s largest freestanding … See Full Bio
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Jeanine Joy
June 13, 2016

I am shocked that they tell us suppression of negative emotion is a way to deal with low self-esteem given all the research demonstrating that suppression leads to both physical and mental health problems. Reappraisal is a much better solution than suppression with significant research backing up its benefits. With use it can become the automatic response so that it occurs before conscious cognition. Meditation is a helpful practice for nearly everyone, but it is still dose-dependent. Reappraisal is not dose-dependent because once something painful is reappraised the emotional response to situations that trigger the same memory are better than they were prior to reappraisal.

Zach at
June 10, 2016

I’ve meditated quite a bit in the past. The reflection period, I find to be extremely helpful, but often times concentration is my downfall. I’ve combined Meditation daily with Noopept right before I sit down. I find the cognitive enhancements I get from NuSups have helped me go to another level. Do you have any thoughts on Nootropics and meditation being combined?

June 5, 2016

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May 31, 2016

I agree with your words… Meditation is good for health and it controls your feelings. And also its helpful for self acceptance.

May 31, 2016

Excellent post!!! I agree with your words that meditation is the best process for self acceptance. I’d like to say thanks for sharing this with us. Keep up blogging.

May 21, 2016

Elizabeth, we all have within us a particular person and you can be loving and kind out of compassion and empathy without having total acceptance of self. If we apply that kindness towards our self, we can experience changes that will not necessarily change how we project ourselves. And how others see you has more to do with their perception and possibly nothing to do with that needy person inside

Michael A. Rubin
May 18, 2016

I once had a discussion with a Buddhist and realized that our ways are different, but perhaps equally effective, and yet they are separated just by the juxtaposition of just a few letters: “You meditate for mindfulness; I medicate (cannabis) for mindlessness.”

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May 25, 2016

Meditate, meditate, & meditate. this is the key to emotional well being. This will help a lot, many scholars or yogi gave their speech on advantages of meditation. Moreover many people have experienced the same.

May 18, 2016

how can you distinguish between healthy self-acceptance and resistance to self-assessment — or even narcissism?

May 16, 2016

Is it common for a person with low self-acceptance to come across as someone with overly high self-acceptance?

May 21, 2016

It may be.

In order to overcompensate, that is.

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