Thanks to one of my darling motivated students who asked me to post and remind her about BRAIN practices & RAIN practices for when she needs them.
I know I use BOTH regularly in my life, so I hope these help you when your life is stressful or you are navigating a tough decision or facing some intense emotions.
Let’s start with B.R.A.I.N. I know this acronym is used regularly in the birth world when talking about birth plans. HOWEVER, I find this is a very helpful guide towards how to navigate ANY decision in my life!
Benefits- What is the benefit of this?
Risks- What are the risks around this decision?
Alternatives-Are there any alternatives?
Intuition- What is my heart/gut saying?
Nothing- What happens if we do nothing and and / or wait?
Here is another technique that you can use that is very helpful for some of our students. You can find LOTS more here.
Recognize. See what’s going on.
Allow. Allow yourself to feel what you feel.
Investigate ( KINDLY) Be gentle with yourself, please.
Natural Awareness. Relax.
****Let me know, firstname.lastname@example.org how you are using this in your life,
I would love to hear from you. *****
Please note- I have seen and read about both of these tools in many places over the years and am grateful that they continue to be shared in many formats. I don’t know where they originated at this point, b/c I have seen them in so many places and I thank all those who continue to share and the original creators.