DBT Skills 101: Observe & Describe

DBT Skills 101: Observe & Describe

While at times we may wish we did not experience strong emotion, emotions serve an important purpose. Emotions are the bodies way of signaling to us what is happening around us and within us. From an evolutionary perspective, the development of an emotional response...
DBT 101: ABC Please

DBT 101: ABC Please

Our journey through the Emotion Regulation Module of DBT continues as we travel on to “ABC PLEASE.” This skill gives us tangible tools and skills that can be used to increase our own personal and emotional resilience. If this sounds similar to the principles behind...
DBT 101: Three Mind States of DBT

DBT 101: Three Mind States of DBT

As we continue to progress on through the four DBT modules in this blog series, we find ourselves exiting Distress Tolerance and entering Emotion Regulation. This module does just what it says— it teaches us various ways in which we can understand our emotions and...
DBT 101: ACCEPTS Skill

DBT 101: ACCEPTS Skill

We continue to travel through the Distress Tolerance module (one of the four “chapters” or modules of DBT, each presenting a number of strategies in each skills group) of DBT with the introduction of the “ACCEPTS” skill. Like other skills within the Distress Tolerance...
DBT Skills 101: Mindfulness

DBT Skills 101: Mindfulness

While Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was initially developed as a treatment for chronic suicidal individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, it has been proven effective as a treatment for a broad range of issues like substance abuse, depression,...