It’s time to start applying all we have learned about recognizing aversion, allowing things to be and seeing thoughts as thoughts. We’ve been working on creating new relationships with our physical sensations and their underlying emotions and feelings, as well as our thoughts by using mindfulness techniques such as body scan, mindful movement and the 3-Minute Breathing Space.

Using what you have learned create a plan that identifies 5 of your triggers, thoughts or signs that alert you to losing control. Next choose the breathing space and 1-2 practices that you find help you gather yourself. Then take action through either a pleasure or mastery activity. Finally list obstacles you have encountered in the past and how to overcome them. You may even find it helpful to sign and date your plan, and update it as needed.