Introduction to Interpersonal Effectiveness

While we move into the section of Interpersonal Effectiveness of DBT it is important to know our goals and set a corse of what we are intending to learn. What is stopping you from having Healthy Relationships? Lack of skills Worried thoughts High or uncontrollable emotions Others get in your way You simply forget yourContinue reading “Introduction to Interpersonal Effectiveness”

Seasonal Affect Disorder

Winter can be tough for many reasons. It is dark, there is snow and many times we just want to stay in. Most of that is ok, it is when it starts to impact other areas of our lives and we start to see our mood declining. This is the purpose of knowing the differenceContinue reading “Seasonal Affect Disorder”

Emotion Regulation – Changing Emotion & Opposite Action

The following chart is an addition to what we have been learning about Emotions. Since we have been journeying through the Emotion Regulation part of DBT we have gotten to the Changing your Emotion and Opposite Action. This is where we move from validation into action. We identify the initial urge we feel when theContinue reading “Emotion Regulation – Changing Emotion & Opposite Action”

Starting Mindfulness – What & How Skills

MINDFULNESS: EXERCISE What do you think of when you hear the word Mindfulness? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” Jon Kabat-Zinn     Benefits of Mindfulness: 1. It helps you to slow down. 2. Helps you to know yourself better. 3. It helps toContinue reading “Starting Mindfulness – What & How Skills”

DBT – 5 Ways to Solve a Problem

  The 2nd Edition DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets 2nd Edition book by Marsha M. Linehan has been a big resource for me in my DBT career. One of the first skills that is discussed is “Options for how to solve a problem” – General Handout 1 Marsha has 4 ways to solve theContinue reading “DBT – 5 Ways to Solve a Problem”