Assertiveness is a vital skill for negotiating conflict and maintaining relationships. It focuses on balancing personal needs and wants with those of others.
Cognitive Defusion, or thought distancing, is a skill to help manage personal distress. It focuses on recognizing the distance between a person and their thoughts/feelings.
Deep breathing helps facilitate self-soothing by focusing on each breath traveling in and out of the diaphragm for balanced air flow.
To be mindful is to be fully engaged in the present moment. It involves intention, acceptance, non-judgment and gentle curiosity.
Reflection is a way to look at the big picture: it requires awareness of self, others, past and present to promote future change.
Values are self-chosen guiding principles. Values-based action requires an awareness of one’s valued directions and intention for chosen values, despite difficulties.