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

Mindfulness Module

MINDFULNESS SKILLS

Mindfulness is a two week module.

Week One: Understand “Dialectical” and Validation

Dialectical: What is DBT?
Validation

Week Two: Taking Control of Your Attention and Thoughts.
 Mindfulness is balancing emotion mind and wise mind.

States of Mind:
Reasonable Mind
Emotion Mind
Wise Mind

Using the What Skills:
Observe
Describe
Participate

Using the How Skills:
Non-judgmentally
Effectively
One-mindfully:
Conscious Breathing
Doing One Thing at a Time
A Day of Mindfulness
Mindfulness Practice Exercises 





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