What is Radical Acceptance?

Radical acceptance is about accepting life, in the moment, as it comes, without the urge to control it.

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We’ve all struggled with moments that we don’t have control over and we get really frustrated in that moment.

A few examples of this could be a traffic jam in the morning or experiencing something as significant as grief or loss of a loved one.

When these moments happen that we don’t have control, there’s a really important skill called “Radical Acceptance” that we can implement in the moment.

This skill is rooted in Buddhist beliefs and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT.

Radical acceptance is about accepting life, in the moment, as it comes, without the urge to control it. The urge might be there, but we are trying to resist that urge.

For more information about radical acceptance, stay tuned for my future videos and visit PsychBytes.com to read my article on radical acceptance!

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Leia Charnin, Ph.D.
Leia specializes in working with adolescents, young adults, and adults who are navigating difficult life events and want to live in a way that is more aligned with what they consider important. She believes that by learning ways to respond to emotional pain, we can commit to a more meaningful life path that fosters the opportunity to thrive.

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