6 Steps that Work to Stop Emotional Pain
- Garden will teach you an easy and effective system of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Here are six steps that can cure or relieve either psychological or physical pain.
- Apologize directly to the pain or provide understanding for its existence.
- Accept the pain as it is, or be mindful of it and fully recognize it.
- Empathize with the pain, which is to relate to the pain, not sympathize with the pain.
- Love the space and place that has the pain, not the pain. Show compassion.
- Encourage the space and place of the pain that there are better ways to feel there.
- Remember pleasure, relaxation, or comfort in the space and place that now has the pain.
- You must repeat the 6 steps often if they are to work.
- You can repeat the 6 steps in any order and at any time.
- You can just use the steps that you remember.
- Experiment using the 6 steps with an upset spouse or child.
- Above all, you must learn to accept the pain, because it is “not-ing” that keeps the pain alive. For more on “not-ing”, discover Not.
- Many therapies include one or more of these six steps; therefore, you might be able to include some of these steps as part of something you already know.
- If you are under the care of any professional, then ask them before starting this new practice.
- This same process can be done with only four steps. Some find simpler to be easier and some find more detailed to be easier.