Have you ever filled out a values assessment or taken the time to put words on what your values are? This is a quick exercise that will help you to narrow down the language to help you understand the things that are most important to you and check in with yourself that you are respectingContinue reading “Values Assessment”
As a therapist I have used a few of the mainstream DBT books that help clients individually and in a group setting and while they are good, I would like for you consider the following workbook as a great addition for your DBT toolbox. Carol Lozier is a wonderful DBT writer and social worker whoContinue reading “DBT Resources – DBT Workbook for Kids and Caregivers by Carol Lozier, MSW LCSW”
The TIPP Skill is a quick intervention that is used to change your body chemistry, so that you can begin to regain some control and then look for validation or problem solving. This is especially helpful in a panic attack situation or where you have just been triggered and feel numb.
The Distress Tolerance Skill ACCEPTS is typically the FIRST intervention that I teach to my clients who just can not bounce back from high/extreme/big emotions. We start with Activities and the trick is to FULLY throw yourself into the activity for a set amount of time. Set a timer for 15/30/45 minutes. Check in withContinue reading “Distress Tolerance Skill- ACCEPTS”
This is a BONUS episode to help practice mindfulness. You will need a Piece of Chocolate or Candy to do this activity. I used Hershey Chocolate Kisses. Take about 5 minutes to practice practice mindfulness.
The main goal in DBT is to decrease any-type of problem behavior. Behaviors to Decrease: Interpersonal Chaos, loneliness, being in unhealthy relationships Unstable moods and emotions, and willfulness Impulsive behavior, difficulty accepting reality Mindlessness, emptiness, judgmental attitude Behaviors to Increase: Interpersonal effectiveness Emotional Regulation Distress Tolerance Mindfulness Before setting a goal with a client weContinue reading “How to use DBT to set goals in Therapy and in Life.”
Boundaries – Dr Henry Cloud and John Townsend Co-Dependent No More – Melody Beattie Trauma Stewardship -Laura van Dernoot Lipsky As stated in my recent podcast I highlight reasons why these are my GO TO books that are non-DBT.
What to know at the beginning of starting DBT ( Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). Some key elements all clients should be aware of are: Individual Therapy Sessions Coaching Calls Diary Cards Group Therapy Each is a vital part of DBT and add an extra element that some other therapies do not offer. What questions do youContinue reading “What you need to know when starting DBT.”
Just a simple Poll to see what you would pay for therapy? What could you afford? What is it worth for you? Is it a potential item keeping you from therapy? All answers are anonymous.
Welcome to a new Podcast about all things DBT ( Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and all resources around it. Why a podcast about DBT? It is the therapy I use the most in my personal life and with my clients to get the best intended results. Want to know more about your emotions? What to learnContinue reading “A New Podcast: Finding Middle Path”