Ever wonder how to get yourself to feel more in control of your emotions? It takes practice. In this resource we are practicing “Turning the Mind” and “Opposite to Emotion.” With Kevin Hart it is shifting any emotion to humor. It is a distraction that helps to step away from whatever intense emotion you are having to help you self regulate. Once you feel more in control you go back to whatever was causing you distress and you can validate and problem solve if needed.
Kevin’s book “I Can’t Make This Up” is a great example of humor and vulnerability. I used Audible to listen to the book and you can find it on Amazon by clicking this affiliate link – https://www.amazon.com/shop/rachaeljulstrom?listId=31805RNWCT22&ref=idea_share_inf
Remember that DBT Skills do not have to be hard. We want to try and find ways that you can integrate these skills in an enjoyable way and that fit your life. What are some ideas you have for Turning the Mind or Opposite to Emotion?