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The STOPP Technique

Be proactive with your mental health!

Learn the STOPP technique, a cognitive-behavioral skill that helps you identify and manage thoughts and emotions when you most need it. 

Discover STOPP and the positive change that this acronym can make in how you think and act.

Learn the STOPP skill:

Stop: Pause and take a step back. Take a breath: take a deep breath, inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth. Observe: Observe your thoughts and reactions. Ask yourself: what am I thinking? What am I feeling? What am I reacting to? Pull Back: Take a helicopter view and try to see things from a different perspective. Is there another way of looking at my situation? Proceed, do what will help most: what are the options, what is the best thing to do?

Source: The Decider, CBT Life Skills (M. Ayres & C. Vivyan)

#CBT #mindfulness #selfhelp

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