DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) is a type of therapy that involves a structured approach to healing. In our office we do a longer intake process to help to understand who you are and where you are. We don’t just jump into change. We want to find your current strengths and find ways to build onContinue reading “Acceptance and Change”
It’s hard for me to just read one book at a time. I find that when I am in certain moods I tend to go between these 3 books currently. They are great and reading / listening to them via Audible I tend to get these 15-30 minutes of growth. I hope you enjoy themContinue reading “What I am currently reading – July 2022”
Daniel Lassley is one of our interns and has a heart for serving the ADA community. He is starting a new group this month. This is a group for ages 18+ who would like help with depression and/or anxiety as they cope with spinal cord injuries. This will be a Zoom group and $10 aContinue reading “New Group Starting This Month”
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 areContinue reading “Kevin Hart is a DBT Resource”
The Diary Card is based off the concept of the Hawthorne Effect. This concept is that when any behavior is observed and awareness heighted, then that behavior changes. Therefore, tracking the behavior and the secondary events around the behavior then a person becomes more in control of what they want to change. There are variousContinue reading “MPC DIARY CARD”
The ABC Please skill are important for many reasons. We not only need a way to validate our emotions when they happen ( like we just learned in Fitting the Facts ) we also need to know all the different reasons our mood is impacted. Once we know those we can begin to apply SimpleContinue reading “Learning to reduce emotional vulnerabilities with the ABC Please Skill”
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 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.”