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.

Friday, April 27, 2012


Mindfulness VideosIt seems like “instant” and “mindfulness” should not go together. But the purpose of practicing Mindfulness is so that ultimately, no matter what happens in your life, you have a way to become grounded. It can help you to break your state of mind, which is the first step to “wise mind.”
Most of the videos are mine (except as posted) and I will continue to add more when they are ready.

Be Mindful of Breath
Be Mindful of Feet
Be Mindful of Hands
River Rock Mindfulness
Be a Tree
Susan Gregg Mindfulness Video
Overcoming Panic States:Panic States: Radical Acceptance
Wave of Emotions Distress Tolerance: Turning the Mind Visual Encouragement
Be a Flower NEW!

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