Positive Thoughts User Group
Different Ways of Caring For Ourselves
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Hi, My name is Survivable. Two years ago I started concentrating on Daily Positive Thoughts, and it has helped improve my emotional, physical, and spiritual, life. If you agree, join this group, read my daily thoughts, add your positive thoughts, and/or comment. Thanks for visiting.

Founded by Survivable on September 25, 2009
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Different Ways of Caring For Ourselves

1. Commit yourself to a Safety Contract – sign a contract stating to your safety, whether it be concerning self-harm, suicide, overeating, sexual behavior, etc.
2. Grounding Method – use a strategy to detach yourself from emotional pain (drug impulses, self-harm urges, etc.) by focusing on your outward external world.
3. Safe Place – an emotional detailed description of a scene or setting that would feel safe and soothing to you.  
4. Containment – provide yourself with a temporary storage of overwhelming emotion, thoughts, memories, or urges.  This is something tangible, such as note cards or paper folded up, etc.
5. Affirmations – Positive, meaningful, short statements, relevant to your mental growth.
6. Wise Mind – combines both your reasonable mind and emotional mind abilities.
7. Observe only – Observe troubling surroundings, others actions or events without getting caught up in the experience.
8. Describe or put into words – Acknowledge your feelings, thoughts and actions.
9. Participate or enter in the experience – Allowing yourself to get involved in the moment and letting go of ruminating.
10. Nonjudgmental Stance – Notice, but do not evaluate; just look at the facts, unglue your own opinions from the facts.
11. One-mindfully or in-the-moment – do one thing at a time by focusing your attention on the very moment you are in.
12. Effectiveness or focus-on-what-works – Do what needs to be done in each situation and let go of anything that hurts you.
13. Let go of emotional suffering – observe and experience your emotions, but remember you are NOT your emotions. Practice loving your emotions.
14. Changing emotion by opposite action – do what you are afraid of doing by approaching it. Do not avoid.

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Those are very good to know, thanks for posting.
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I agree :-))  thank you for taking time to do this for us all.

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Just wanting to share what I have learned.
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:-)))  I am thankful today Oct. 31st, 2009 for your willingness to faithfully do this :-))))
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