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.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Distress Tolerance Module


Using Crisis Survival: Distraction with Wise Mind Accepts
     A Activities
     C Contributing
     C Comparisons
     E Emotions - use opposite
     P Pushing Away
     T Thoughts
     S Sensations
Using Self Soothe with five senses:
Using Improve the moment:
     I Imagery
     M Meaning
     P Prayer
     R Relaxation
     O One thing at a time
     V Vacation
     E Encouragement
Using Pros and Cons
Guidelines for Accepting Reality:
     Observing your Breath
     Half Smiling
Radical Acceptance
Turning your mind (Distract)
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