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Practices of Relational Intelligence Within Yourself

Practices of Relational Intelligence Within Yourself

The curious paradox is, when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

– Carl Rogers

Self-awareness, self-acceptance, and trust in your inner capacities are essential to resilience. These capacities create a home base, a secure sense of self from which you can respond flexibly to all of life’s difficulties. When you turn your focus inward, you feel safe, at home, and at peace, trusting your capacities to engage skillfully and competently with the outer world. When you face a challenging situation, even when you have no clue of how to best respond to it, this inner secure base of resilience allows you to move forward and risk trying something new.

Self-Awareness

Self-Acceptance

Inner Secure Base

Additional exercises are available in Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster.

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