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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Christy Matta M.A. is a trainer, consultant and freelance writer located in the Silicon Valley/ San Francisco Bay area. She has worked in mental health for over 20 years, is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT) and has extensive training in Mindfulness. She is an experienced group leader and trainer in Mindfulness and DBT Skills Groups.

Body Scan Meditation Podcast
Enjoy Mindfulness with this 7 minute podcast. Reconnect with your body and reduce tension with this guided mindfulness body scan, narrated by Christy Matta, author of The Stress Response. 
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More Books About DBT

Distract Assessment

Stress Record

Creating Balance by Identifying Wants, Shoulds, Priorities and Demands

Uncovering Meaning In Your Thoughts

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