Acceptance Behaviour Strategies
CATCH IT – Notice the resistance, avoidance and safety behaviour
CHECK IT – Remember it’s a FALSE ALARM – you are in no danger
CHANGE IT – Move from resistance to ACCEPTANCE
STOP trying to STOP panicking! – LET PANIC HAPPEN
You feed the cycle by trying ‘desperately’ NOT to panic. Panic cannot do you any actual harm. When you let panic HAPPEN – it dies down!
Don’t tense AGAINST the panic – ‘Let go’ TOWARDS the feelings
Tensing AGAINST the feelings creates MORE adrenaline! Imagine moving forward to ‘greet’ the panic rather than ‘fight’ it. Panic cannot do you any actual harm.