Thursday, November 19, 2009

On Praise and Seeing the Positive in Others: Extolled by both Abdu'l-Baha and Current Evidenced-Based Therapies

Abdu’l-Bahá tells us:—
To be silent concerning the faults of others, to pray for them, and to help them, through kindness, to correct their faults.

To look always at the good and not at the bad. If a man has ten good qualities and one bad one, to look at the ten and forget the one; and if a man has ten bad qualities and one good one, to look at the one and forget the ten.

Never to allow ourselves to speak one unkind word about another, even though that other be our enemy.

Baha'is are big on praise and seeing the positive in others. So are evidenced-based therapies for working with children and adolescents. This week I am attending a CBT Plus training conference for Community Mental Health therapists from around the state. It's great. The presenters are funny, insightful, extraordinarily accomplished, and such an inspiration. -gw

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