By understanding why avoidance is a natural response and recognizing the long-term effects of avoidance, you can learn how to accept and embrace negative emotions during life's hardest moments.
Understand why avoidance is a natural response
Painful emotions like grief, anger, shame, and fear can lead to avoidance as a way to cope.
Recognize the long-term effects of avoidance
Avoidance works in the short term but can lead to limitations on places to go, things to do, and topics to think about.
Learn how to accept embrace negative emotions
Develop strategies to help you accept and embrace negative emotions during life's hardest moments.
Source of content: Avoid Avoidance & Accept Negative Emotions | Option B. (o. D.). OptionB.org. https://optionb.org/supporting-self/avoid-avoidance-accept-and-embrace-negative-emotions