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Restoring Resourcefulness Program Module 5: F.A.C.T.

Introduction to F.A.C.T.

F.A.C.T. is a roadmap for moving from stress to ease.

There are 4 steps including:

  1. FACING,
  2. ACCEPTING,
  3. CHOOSING and
  4. TAKING ACTION.

This tool integrates all of the previous modules.

Steps:

  1. FACING
    • Pick a place in the space around you where the question or issue seems located.
    • Turn your body towards the issue so that you are facing it.
    • Now, for a couple of minutes use your whole body to explore how you can and do turn towards and away from the issue
    • Then turn and face the issue directly
    • Open your body posture, sounding a pleasant Hmmm on your outbreath and ask:
    • Hmmm…What about this question/issue have I not fully faced directly?”
  2. ACCEPTING
    • Take a moment to relax your breath, by tightening your belly on the exhale, then letting it open and fill like a balloon with each inhale.
    • As your breath slows and opens, ask, “Hmmm…What’s the hardest thing for me to accept about this?”
    • Then, holding out a hand to one side, say “ I want to accept this.”
    • And, holding out a hand to the other side, say “Hmmm…and I don’t want to,” or “I feel scared.”
    • Continue going back and forth between these statements. making sure you add the “and…”
    • Notice what shifts.
  3. CHOOSING
    • Continuing to sound a pleasurable “Hmmm…”  with your outbreaths
    • Create small, friendly movements with your hands, arms and whole body as you ask, “Hmmm…What do I really want?”
    • Emphasize different words, use different tones of voice as you continue asking.
    • When you feel an increase in ease and energy, you are ready for the next step.
  4. TAKING ACTION
    • Let yourself Hmmm easily as you move around the room and ask, “Hmmm… What is one simple, pleasurable action step that will lead me to what I really want?”
    • Jot down your answer
    • What is your action?
    • When do you agree to do this?
    • Appreciate yourself for doing F.A.C.T

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F.A.C.T. Animation

Resources

Download the Introduction to F.A.C.T. Guide

Download the F.A.C.T. Roadmap from Stress to Ease

Will you be facilitating? Download our “Preparing to Facilitate” Guide

Download the entire Restoring Resourcefulness Program Guide

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