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

love your life

This post is part of the blog series "Love Your Life", mental health advice by Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist

Dr. Blake is the owner and director of the Blake Psychology clinic and a regular contributor to the blog.

More About the Author

MORE POSTS IN THE SERIES