Session 3: Radical Acceptance & R.A.I.N.

R.A.I.N. offers a road map for systematically awakening compassion when we need it the most.

Guided Meditation

Try to practice mindfulness meditation every day during this course. Feel free to use this guided meditations or your favorite mindfulness app. Insight Timer is a free app with lots of guided meditations to choose from.

R.A.I.N. Guided Meditation:
Approx. 12 minutes

Books and Videos

If you are interested in reading more about Radical Acceptance and R.A.I.N, here are a few suggestions:

  • Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach. A clear, practical, and caring guide that shows us how to move from shame and self-hatred to a revolution in consciousness: loving ourselves for who we are. An international bestseller.
  • Radical Compassion, by Tara Brach. A guide to using R.A.I.N. to awaken courage, wisdom, and heart when dealing with overwhelm, loss, self-aversion, painful relationships, and trauma.

An encouraging video about the power of radical acceptance: Change happens with radical acceptance.

Here is a downloadable printout with the R.A.I.N. practice outlined for easy reference. You can put it on your fridge, bulletin board, use it as a bookmark, or whatever way will best support you.