What is DBT?

DBT means Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which could also be referred to as becoming more open minded. A dialectic is a dialogue between opposites. Dialectical therapy seeks the ability to tolerate opposites and to see truth in more than one perspective. DBT is an offshoot of CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This branch of psychology is aimed at helping you understand your thinking and behavior choices so they are more effective for your life and happiness.

Mindfulness is balancing emotion mind and wise mind.Distress Tolerance is when you have a problem you cannot solve, but you don't want to make it worse.Emotion Regulation is having less negative emotions and vulnerability, and more positive emotional experiences.Interpersonal Effectiveness is asking for what you want and saying no effectively.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Forgiveness

Amazing Grace: How Unconditional Forgiveness Assists Recovery

  http://www.recovery.org/pro/articles/amazing-grace-how-unconditional-forgiveness-assists-recovery/

In the above referenced article, the author, Rita Millios, discusses the health and recovery benefits of forgiveness and offers a forgiveness exercise.

She also mentions Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT, described below.

Rita Millios is also author of "Tools for Transformation."

Acceptance and Comitment Therapy on wikipedia

"Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT, typically pronounced as the word "act") is a form of clinical behavior analysis (CBA)[1] used in psychotherapy. It is an empirically-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies mixed in different ways[2] with commitment and behavior-change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. The approach was originally called comprehensive distancing.[3] It was developed in the late 1980s[4] by Steven C. Hayes, Kelly G. Wilson, and Kirk Strosahl.[5]

The objective is not happiness; rather, it is to be present with what life brings us and to "move toward valued behavior".[6] Noam Shpancer describes acceptance and commitment therapy as getting to know unpleasant feelings, then learning not to act upon them, and to not avoid situations where they are invoked. Its therapeutic effect is according to him a positive spiral where feeling better leads to a better understanding of the truth.[7]"
  1. Jennifer C Plumb, Ian Stewart, Galway JoAnne Dahl, Tobias Lundgren (Spring 2009). "In Search of Meaning: Values in Modern Clinical Behavior Analysis" . Behav Anal. 32 (1): 85–103. PMC 2686995 . PMID 22478515 .
  2. Hayes, Steven. "Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)" . ContextualPsychology.org.
  3. Zettle, Robert D. (2005). "The Evolution of a Contextual Approach to Therapy: From Comprehensive Distancing to ACT" . International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy 1 (2): 77–89.
  4. Murdock, N. L. (2009). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Merrill/Pearson
  5. "Getting in on the Act - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 07, 2011" . The Irish Times. 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  6. Hayes, Steven C., Strosahl, Kirk D., and Wilson, Kelly G. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change (2 ed.). New York: Guilford Press. p. 240. ISBN 978-1-60918-962-4.
  7. Shpancer, Noam (September 8, 2010). "Emotional Acceptance: Why Feeling Bad is Good" . Psychology Today.


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