If you will examine the statement above you will find it is circular in its reasoning. This is actually how the mind thinks things through a lot of the time. Our thoughts circle and circle until we come to what we believe to be TRUE. Here are some exercises that will help.
Everything can come into focus when you are no longer using and it can be a terribly painful awakening. You begin to see how your addiction has affected them and still does.
They still hurt from watching your deterioration. Chances are, too, that they still hurt from being lied to or stolen from, manipulated and even embarrassed. Acceptance is a breakthrough on the road to recovery.
Relationships certainly are negatively affected, but so are you—internally and in your external life. Self-respect and self-esteem have plummeted. Confidence is a thing of the past. Of course, there were moments of false confidence during intoxication, but when you are alone, those rarely lasted.
Externally, there are usually a multitude of losses—loss of reputation, income, jobs, social status, friends, respect… Sometimes our mental and physical health are lost and sometimes even our freedom.
Acceptance can be a breakthrough in recovery. Accepting what has happened and what is frees us from avoidance. We can spend a good deal of effort and energy trying to avoid reality. Avoidance efforts come with a high price. Anxiety can be overwhelming and our efforts to distract ourselves can exhaust us.
Stopping, being still and accepting what has been and what is allows us to begin to heal. We cannot fix everything that has gone wrong, been damaged, been lost or been broken.
Part of accepting the reality of our lives also involves accepting the time it takes to build a good life.
Accepting the realities of addiction is a part of the journey along the road to recovery. It can be painful, but the pain leads to a great gain. It is well worth it.Distress Tolerance Handout 3: Guidelines for Accepting Reality: Half-Smiling Exercises HALF-SMILE.
Accept reality with your body. Relax (by letting go or by just tensing and then letting go) your face, neck, and shoulder muscles and half-smile with your lips. A tense smile is a grin (and might tell the brain you are hiding or masking). So, accepting reality means accepting the fact that we don't and can't control or run the universe and everyone within it.
Radical Acceptance is the term Linehan uses for this technique. It's radical because it's complete acceptance of what is. Part of accepting the reality of our lives also involves accepting the time it takes to build a good life. It also means that we have to accept what is in our control and what isn’t.
Accepting the realities of addiction is a part of the journey along the road to recovery. Brief COPE The items below are an abbreviated version of the COPE Inventory.
We have used it in research with breast cancer patients, with a community sample recovering from Hurricane Andrew, and with other samples as well. Accepting And developing spiritual gifts.
In order to be accepting & developing our spiritual gifts, we need to learn how to nurture & accept all aspects of ourselves. Let's say that there is a fourth wall in our lives what are you more okay with on finding out that y.