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
Mindfulness is a present-focused awareness that can be applied at all times and in any situation. Learning to effectively harness your inner observer to what is occurring in the present moment not only provides for greater clarity in word and action, but also allows for the spaciousness to consider various alternatives while maintaining a sense of calm and objective awareness..
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