Eating brains

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This is where I’m at today. I keep replaying the weekend in my mind. It’s like I’m trying to torment myself. Another day I might have no brains left πŸ™‚ my therapist told me about this mindfulness acronym by Tara brach

Rain
Recognize what’s going on…. I am fearful of getting into trouble at work or being thought of as not good enough.

Allowing: taking a life giving pause… I’ve tried this several times. When I do it, it works.

Investigating with kindness… Where is this feeling coming from… Most likely my childhood which I am delving into in therapy.

Natural loving awareness… This is where your at peace with your emotion and I’m obviously not there.

I recommend googling it as I did. It is helping until I get a mini panic attack of unworthiness ( yes I made that word up) πŸ™‚

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6 thoughts on “Eating brains

    Becky Bee said:
    November 30, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I think unworthiness is a real word πŸ˜‰

      socialworkerangela responded:
      November 30, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      Oh man I didn’t make a word up darn it. Lol

        Becky Bee said:
        November 30, 2015 at 4:53 pm

        Great post, anyway πŸ™‚

    jadekmoore said:
    November 30, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    This is a really nice acronym, thanks for sharing it! I like discovering new things about mindfulness. I also like that is is called ‘Rain’ as rain can be a miserable thing but also very peaceful.

    I also saw that you know the blog ‘gettingthroughanxiety’ so you may have heard about my new project ‘Letters to the Mind’. I saw that you’ve tagged bipolar, and so I wondered if you might be interested in getting involved with the project and contributing something to it. It gives you the chance to write to your mental health issue as a way of getting a new perspective and thinking differently about it.

    If you’re interested, follow and visit the blog: letterstothemindblog.wordpress.com

    Thank you!

    bittersweet1976 said:
    December 1, 2015 at 4:03 am

    This acronym (RAIN) can be a really helpful reminder of strategies that can be helpful for anxiety. Seems like your therapist has some great advice.
    I love sharing your photo quotes with my wife – when her anxiety rises up, the What-ifs and Should-haves really take over. Thankfully, this hasn’t happened much in the last few weeks.
    Thanks again for accepting the Grateful Blogger Award – Cheers.

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