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.

Distress Tolerance

Distress Tolerance means the coping skills necessary to tolerate unsolved problems, without making them worse.

"There are two main rules of crisis survival. The first rule is, if you are in a crisis and you can solve the problem now, solve it. Ok. Rule 1: Solve the problem if you can solve it. Alright. The second rule of crisis survival is if you can't solve the problem, survive it. Got that? What are they? The first rule: solve it. The second rule: survive it. "

DISTRESS TOLERANCE SKILLS

Week One:4 Ways to Respond to a Problem
Wise Mind ACCEPTS
Self-Soothe

Week Two:IMPROVE the Moment
Pros & Cons
Alternate Rebellion
Panic List

Week Three:Breath Awareness
Half-Smile

Week Four:
Awarness Exercises
Radical Acceptance

Week Five:Willingness vs. Willfulness

Week Six:Review

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