Stop– Pause right here and right now; this pause allows you to
step out of your autopilot
Acknowledge– What’s really going on in your mind and body with
your thoughts, sensations, and emotions right now in this
Breathe– Focus your awareness on the breath
Expand– Expand your awareness to include a sense of the body
as a whole, in addition to your focus on the breath.
Respond– Now make a mindful choice of what to do next, if