DBT Admin July 19, 2023
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy that focuses on helping you to develop skills to manage your emotions, improve relationships, and cope with distressing situations

Though it was initially designed to help people with borderline personality disorder, it has proven effective for other mental health conditions and emotional difficulties.

DBT is an evidence-based therapy where you will learn specific skills in four main areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Mindfulness involves learning to be present in the moment, aware of your thoughts and feelings without judgment. It helps you develop a greater sense of self-awareness and acceptance.

Distress tolerance skills help you cope with intense emotions and difficult situations without making them worse. You’ll learn strategies to tolerate distress, ride out urges, and soothe yourself in healthy ways.

Emotion regulation skills focus on understanding and managing your emotions effectively. You’ll learn techniques to identify and label your emotions, regulate their intensity, and respond to them in a healthy and adaptive manner.

Interpersonal effectiveness skills help you navigate relationships and communicate assertively. You’ll learn effective ways to set boundaries, ask for what you need, and maintain healthy connections with others.

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