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Coping with Intense Emotions • 1m 46s

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  • Accepting Reality

    Learn how to reduce emotional suffering by accepting your reality. Radical acceptance allows us to accept the reality that you are in instead of the reality you wish you were in. Doing this allows you to act effectively according to your reality. Based on DBT Skill of Radical Acceptance.

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