Emotional Recovery Module Five
Emotional Recovery Mission Statement
Today is my birthday; I turn 61. It has been a year of many ups and downs, many challenges. I thought you might be interested in the overall process of emotional recovery that I use to raise my spirit above these challenges. Namaste.
We are meeting here today to discover positive ways of having a healthier, happier, more balanced life. Whether the challenge we face is medical, emotional, mental, social, financial, a relationship issue, or a negative habit, we affirm that the answers will be revealed to us. To accomplish this, we make a commitment to learn the following pathways to emotional recovery—the balance between mind, body, and soul:
#1. We will practice ways to limit and control negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
#2. We will also practice nurturing ourselves and taking better care of our positive side.
#3. We will search for and utilize spiritual principles.
This process will include applying and learning the following 8 steps to emotional recovery:
#1. Be honest.
#2. Be open.
#3. Stop and Think.
#4. See the red flags.
#5. Face our feelings.
#6. Admit we are powerless by ourselves to change.
#7. Let go of ego.
#8. Choose the positive.
A better life is possible for us right now: we will slow down, take a deep breath, and choose the positive.
Module Five: Face Your Feelings
A. Share a problem--something that is stressing you out.
B. Describe how you feel as follows:
1. I feel angry because..........
2. I feel sad because......
3. I feel worried because.....
4. I feel fearful because........
5. I feel guilty because.......
C. Learn how to manage these emotions better:
1. What negative thought am I holding on to?
2. What positive thought can I put in it's place?
3. How can I take better care of myself?
D. Remember the Stop and Think Process:
1. Take deep breaths.
2. Say a mantra.
3. Talk to a positive person.
Just work the outline above and let me know if it helps to restore the balance. It works for me and hopefully it will work for you.
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