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.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

[EASY EXERCISE] Feel Good When You Get Your Self-Talk To Work For You

http://balancedlivingmagazine.com/self-talk/

Here is a fun self-talk exercise to play with and see what kind of results you get after 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours.

On the in-breath (say and feel to yourself) I am unconditional love.
On the out-breath (say and feel to yourself) I see, hear and feel love everywhere.

Alternatively

1st breath
On the in-breath (say and feel to yourself) I am unconditional love. On the out-breath stay with the feeling of the thought
2nd breath
On the in-breath (say and feel to yourself) I see, hear and feel love everywhere. On the out-breath stay with the feeling of the thought.
Notice what you notice… your attitude, your dreams, your thought patterns and their directions. Instead of trying to force it, simply when you notice switch your self-talk to the above.

For the deeper breathers (belly)

In-breath – I already am, always have been and always will be unconditional love
Out-breath- I see, hear and feel love all the time, everywhere.

 Alternatively

1st breath
On the in-breath (say and feel to yourself) I already am, always have been and always will be unconditional love.
On the out-breath stay with the feeling of the thought
2nd breath
On the in-breath (say and feel to yourself) I see, hear and feel love everywhere, all the time.
On the out-breath stay with the feeling of the thought

 For contemplation or meditation (15 to 30 minutes)

Contemplate, wonder, and savor the thought… I already am, always have been and always will be unconditional love; and I wonder how quickly I will experience this in everything I see, hear and feel?

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