We can't control other people - often we can't even control events that come our way…
So, what can we do to take care of ourselves?
We can recognize that we do have CHOICES - about how we react to all those people and events.
The more we recognize this, the less helpless and hopeless we feel!
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
THINK ABOUT 5 'NEGATIVE' THINGS THAT HAVE RECENTLY HAPPENED IN YOUR LIFE:
1) Describe the event
2) Describe your initial reaction.
What did you think? How did you feel?
3) Would you describe these events as 'woe is me', victim moments?
4) Did you stop to think that regardless of the event you did have a choice about your own reaction?
CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW POWERFUL IT WOULD FEEL TO REALLY CHOOSE YOUR RESPONSE?