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

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