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Dialectical Behavior Therapy — Skills for Taking Control of Your Thoughts, Emotions, and Relationships [web resource]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) focuses on teaching people strategies to help them live their best and most productive life. DBT is often used to help people with depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorders, addictions, eating disorder, and PTSD.

For those who wish to learn about DBT, the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy website provides self-guided instructional modules and at-home DBT practices. There are four core skill sets to help you problem solve and deal with issues.

DBT Core Skills

Mindfulness – the core skill in DBT is being able to non-judgmentally observe yourself and your surroundings. You will become more aware of the physical and mental triggers that cause runaway emotions.

Distress Tolerance – deal with painful situations. When you can’t change the situation, learn how to tolerate it, accept it, and move forward.

Emotion Regulation – learning to make your emotions work for you. Learn to recognize when an emotion is unproductive and change it into a more productive emotion.

Interpersonal Skills – change the way you communicate so you get more out of your relationships. Learn to communicate what you want. Become comfortable saying no.

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The content is free. To get started, visit the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy website, read the material under each topic, watch the videos, and complete the worksheets to practice the skills.

Note: True Dialectical Behavioral Therapy involves group or individual therapy guided by a trained mental health professional.  The content on this site is not intended to replace traditional therapy.
Source: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy |  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, https://dialecticalbehaviortherapy.com | © 2021 DialecticalBehaviorTherapy.com

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