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Radical Self Acceptance

Dr. Stacy April 21, 2022

Dr. Stacey Thomas, a psychologist and creator of the Growing Forward Journal, discusses the importance of radical self-acceptance in the journaling process. She encourages viewers to repeat the mantra, “There is nothing you could possibly say, think, or feel that would ever compromise my love for you,” as a means of cultivating self-compassion. Dr. Stacey acknowledges the inner critic, the harsh inner judge, which many people, particularly those with perfectionistic tendencies, have come to rely on for motivation. She emphasizes that this inner critic is unnecessary and that the practice invites participants to let go of this self-sabotaging aspect, fostering self-compassion instead. In the next video, she will delve into mindfulness and its integration within expressive writing.

HOW LEARNING MODES WORK

You can select a Scheduled Class start date now, and when it has at least 6 and no more than 12 enrolled members the class start date will be official. If the class you choose doesn’t fill, you will be automatically enrolled in the next start date available (usually the next week), until a full class is scheduled. We do this to accommodate individual preferences and to keep class size small and effective.

HOW LEARNING MODES WORK

You can select a Scheduled Class start date now, and when it has at least 6 and no more than 12 enrolled members the class start date will be official. If the class you choose doesn’t fill, you will be automatically enrolled in the next start date available (usually the next week), until a full class is scheduled. We do this to accommodate individual preferences and to keep class size small and effective.
You can also choose the Self-Paced Experience and enter the Community Campus, where you can work through the course materials on your own, and have access to all of the tools and resources that are available to support you in our awesome community including access to Group Coaching Office Hours Coaching Calls, Accountability Calls, Habit Tracker, Journal App, Media Library , Live Q & A’s with Dr. Stacy and other events in the community.
If you choose the self-paced option for now, you will have a year to join a class that suits your schedule so you can experience the journey with a close-knit group.