People struggling with behaviours of concern often feel a great deal of shame, self-blame and guilt. They may judge themselves harshly and beat themselves up about their behaviour. This often happens when people stop their behavior and start thinking back on how their behaviors affected them and others.
Often this leads to engaging with more problem behaviours because doing so makes them feel better, if only temporarily. It can become a vicious cycle. As a SMART facilitator, it is important to model and encourage self-acceptance.