5 Ways to be BRAVE!
BBe in contact with the present moment; notice and acknowledge your painful thoughts and feelings
RRecognize and defuse from any urges to judge yourself harshly for your pain, using your observer’s mind
AAllow yourself to open up and make room for painful thoughts and feelings
VValue kindness, pursue it towards yourself- in words, thoughts, imagery, and action
EEmpathize 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