Self validating definition


09-Sep-2020 13:21

Level 1 Be Present To be mindful of your emotions without pushing them away is consistent with Linehan’s first level of validation, to be present.

Self-judgment is generally a form of control to get yourself to do things "right" so that others will validate you and approve of you.

At the same time avoiding emotions results in quite negative consequences, while accepting allows emotions to pass and helps build resiliency.