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Connecte Capsule #10

Practicing Acceptance

December 9, 2020
By: Dr. Lisa Linardatos, Clinical Psychologist

Psychologist Lisa Linardatos, PhD on practicing acceptance 

Here are some simple exercises for practicing acceptance:

  • Get yourself in a seating, relaxed position and take a few long, slow, deep breaths
  • Describe the situation you’re trying to accept using facts, without exaggerating or minimizing the situation. Use accepting statements, such as “Reality is this”, “The situation is that”, “It is what it is”.
  • While describing the situation, observe and label your emotions without judgment, watch them coming and going, label them. Do this until the emotions decrease in intensity or until you need a break.
  • To end the exercise, take a few long, slow, deep breaths and go back to your daily routine. 

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About the author

Lisa Linardatos received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, and is a founding member and psychologist at Connecte Montreal Psychology Group. The team at Connecte loves writing about ways to boost our mental health and bring psychology into our everyday lives. For more helpful tips, check out Connecte’s blogs, podcast, follow @connectepsychology on Instagram or like us on Facebook.