Radical Acceptance for Emotional Regulation

In this final video on the topic of emotional regulation for trauma recovery, Dr. Madril is going to answer the following questions:

1. What is radical acceptance?

2. How can radically accepting my emotional pain and viewing it as “temporary” improve my situation?

Radical acceptance can be defined as the complete and total acceptance of reality as it is. For instance, a person can radically accept that, in this moment, they are feeling anxious and afraid by noticing the discomfort and not trying to change it. How does this help? Research suggests that cultivating acceptance can improve one’s ability to reinterpret reality and better cope with life’s difficulties.

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