Yesterday in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) group, we once began covering the module on Mindfulness. Our focus was on the "What" skills (as in "What does being mindful mean?").
The three sections covered were:
In this post, I'll be focusing on "Describing," as I can relate it to some issues I have been experiencing around black or white, all-or-thing style thinking, which is typical in those with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Perhaps you can relate to some of these scenarios. Some of them I've personally experienced:
I've actually done this one MANY times and always regretted it. Since I've been in DBT, my hair has grown longer than it has in YEARS! I slow down my mind once the impulsive thought comes up that I identify as black or white, and then I distract or go into Wise Mind to put space between the impulse and taking any action.)