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.

Emotion Regulation

"One of the ways that you can change your emotion is to just reverse the circle. We just start with action that is opposite and that circle starts going in the other way. And the emotion starts going down. Kind of like a miracle. "

EMOTION REGULATION SKILLS


Week One: Overview
Why learn Emotion Regulation Skills?
About Primary Emotions
The Function of Emotions

Week Two: 
Emotion Model
Myths We Live By
Strength Building Statements
Observing & Describing Emotions

Week Three:
Reducing Vulnerability
PLEASE Master
Anxiety
Sleep ProtocolPlan for staying out of Emotion Mind
Mastering my World

Week Four: 
Steps for Increasing Positive Emotions
Pleasant Events List
Letting Go of Emotional Suffering


Week Five:
Opposite Emotion


Week Six:
Review


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