Minute of Mindfulness with Mia – Radical Acceptance and Circle Breathing

December 7, 2023

Welcome to another Minute of Mindfulness with Mia. We are in an emergency situation so I wanted to share something you can do if you’re stuck on the road. We are on I-17 and there looks to be some kind of bad accident. We have been here for about 45 minutes.

One of the things is radical acceptance. The idea of, “We’re going to be here for a while and this should be happening because there were contributors to have that happen…cause and effect.”.

So rather than saying, “This shouldn’t be happening.”, one of the things we can do is say, “This is happening and how can I accept it as best as possible?”.

Then some more emergency skills to calm down the nervous system is circle breathing and I like to use it on my hand.

I breathe in.

I breathe out.

I pause.

I breathe in.

I breathe out and I pause .

So that is circle breathing and it helps bring down that activation when there is stuff like this happening. Breathing is really really helpful.

I hope you enjoyed that minute of mindfulness.

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