5 Ways to be BRAVE!
|B||Be in contact with the present moment; notice and acknowledge your painful thoughts and feelings|
|R||Recognize and defuse from any urges to judge yourself harshly for your pain, using your observer’s mind|
|A||Allow yourself to open up and make room for painful thoughts and feelings|
|V||Value kindness, pursue it towards yourself- in words, thoughts, imagery, and action|
|E||Empathize with yourself, as you would with someone else who was suffering; validate your pain as a normal and natural part of our shared humanity.|
– by Dr. Russ Harris, MD and Dr. Emily Blake, PhD