DBT Golden Nugget: The DBT Mindful Minute

Last night on Facebook, I came across something interesting that a friend posted. Intrigued, I gave it a look.  It's a short animated video during which you are lead to practice one moment of meditation.

It may not sound like much, but I honestly felt so much better even after just one minute of practicing, so I decided to pass this along to you. 

In DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), there is a module dedicated to mindfulness practice, and the concepts and exercises are integrated throughout all modules of DBT. Dr. Marsha Linehan, the therapy's founder, describes mindfulness as a tool for "taking hold of your mind" (Mindfulness Handout 2, Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder.)

Give it a try, and feel free to share your experience. Notice how taking just a single moment of time for yourself can improve the moment and your mood.

Thanks for reading.
More soon.

1 comment:

  1. I liked it. It was one of the first breathing type meditation techniques I learned. I re-posted it on my page. It's simple and that is where you have to start. The meditation part of DBT was hard for me because I got so heavy into Buddhism and meditation in college. I was taught to clear my mind of everything. One of my first DBT meditation exercises was focusing on a rock. It sucked. I argued with my therapist about it. Lol. I had to completely retrain that part of my brain and I thought I would be okay there. I have gone back to my Buddhist meditations since. They just work better for me personally.



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