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

Emotion Regulation Module


Using Reduce Vulnerability: (Please)
     P & L Treat Physical Illness
     E eating
     A Altering Drugs (except those prescribed)
     S Sleep
     E Exercise
Identifying Emotions
Describing Emotions
Myths about Emotions
The Function of Emotions:
     Communicate & Influence
     Organize and Motivate
     Self Validation
Adult Pleasant Activities
Using Build Mastery
Build Positive experiences
Pay Attention to Positives
Opposite to emotion action
Letting Go of Painful Emotions
Riding the wave of Emotions
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