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When: Thursday, August 30th, 2018, at 5:30 PM Eastern U.S. Time
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What does the concept of radical acceptance mean? A concept originally introduced by Linehan in DBT.
- Accepting life on life's terms.
- Radical means going beyond reasonable limits, doing something completely and all the way.
- Accepting something with your mind, your body and your heart.
- It happens when you stop fighting reality. You no longer resist or fight what you do not want to accept. And you let go of any resentment associated.
- Life can be worth living even when there is pain.
Why do some people not accept reality?
- They stay in the mode of thinking that "life isn't fair," and "this can't be true." They have trouble admitting and acknowledging reality.
- Some people would rather suffer than feel any type of pain.
- Blaming others is easier than accepting a mistake or a situation.
- They think radical acceptance means agreeing with or approving of a situation that happened.
- People continue to fight against reality. In other words, they keep fighting against something that cannot be changed.
Use these questions to guide you in radically accepting a situation:
- What were the events that lead to the painful situation?
- What part did you play in causing the situation?
- What control did you have over these factors leading to the situation and what was not in your control?
- How did you respond when the situation happened?
- Did your response change the way you thought about the situation?
- What could you have done differently to reduce your suffering or the suffering of others?
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