How to Stay Grounded in a Reactive Moment: Observing, Anchoring, and Reflecting

Author: 
LaShelle Lowe-Charde
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Connection Gem

The most important thing you can do in a reactive moment is to get just a little bit bigger than whatever is happening. To do this, name what you are experiencing by saying something to yourself like, "I feel reactive."  Naming what’s happening moves you from the position of experiencer to observer. If you can maintain your position as observer, you will be able to access other skills that you have for managing reactivity.

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