Mindful Awareness develops through honest inquiry.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an effective set of coping and self-regulatory skills that help one to pause before responding to heightened emotional and physiological reactions.
Through the practices of Mindfulness observation and Sensory Awareness, you can learn to regulate your emotional states and develop more effective responses to life and interpersonal challenges. In addition to learning Mindfulness practices that help develop present moment awareness, DBT teaches practical strategies in the following skill areas:
Emotional Regulation Skills: Emotional Awareness; Decreasing Negative Emotions; Increasing Positive Emotions; Changing Your Current Emotion.
Distress Tolerance Skills: Identifying Triggers of Distress; Developing Skills to Decrease Emotional Reactivity; Learning to Tolerate and Accept the Current Moment.
Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills: Identifying Needs and Wants; Balancing Individual Needs Versus Relationship Goals; Asking for What You Want; Saying No; Setting Healthy Boundaries