Radical Acceptance is basically what Dialectical Behavior Therapy is based on, so get used to it and familiar with it or you won’t really be able to move on. It’s not as hard or weird as it sounds. It doesn’t mean “this sucks and it’s okay no hard feelings everybody” it means “well, this sucks. Alright then.” Instead of blaming yourself, hurting yourself, judging, criticizing, etc. That’s why it’s called radical acceptance and that’s why the therapy is dialectical.
The second page will be VERY helpful to have printed out and kept with you at all times so you can start coping with situations no matter where you are.
Emotion regulation refers to a person’s ability to understand and accept his or her emotional experience, to engage in healthy strategies to manage uncomfortable emotions when necessary, and to engage in appropriate behavior (e.g., attend classes, go to work, engage in social relationships) when distressed.
People with good emotion regulation skills are able to control the urges to engage in impulsive behaviors, such as self-harm, reckless behavior, or physical aggression, during emotional distress.