Practicing Self Acceptance

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Tool Overview

People struggling with behaviours of concern often feel a great deal of shame, self-blame and guilt. They may judge themselves harshly and beat themselves up about their behaviour. This often happens when people stop their behavior and start thinking back on how their behaviors affected them and others.

Often this leads to engaging with more problem behaviours because doing so makes them feel better, if only temporarily. It can become a vicious cycle. As a SMART facilitator, it is important to model and encourage self-acceptance.

When to Use This Tool

Whenever we’re feeling emotions such as shame and guilt for our problematic behaviours, or catch negative self-talk around this.

How To Use This Tool

Answer the questions in the worksheet.