Acceptance is a skill all to itself and the acronym A.C.C.E.P.T.S. is a specific skills set in the Distress Tolerance module of the DBT program, but I blur the lines a bit on these skills because I truly feel they go hand-in-hand in making progress towards a mentally healthful life.
I had all of this information ready to write regarding these concepts and when I went hunting for a picture to accompany my post, I ran across this blog. I could not have stated what ACCEPTS means better than her article. Please give it a look-see.
~~~~~~Remember, acceptance is not the same thing as agreeing with whatever you are in need of accepting.
Remember, we are using ACCEPTS to distract us from a temporary distressful situation.
Remember, a single moment in time does not define us.
and best of all,
Remember, you are not alone.
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