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DBT Golden Nugget: Build Mastery Skill

  According to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), doing activities that make us feel confident and accomplished, even small tasks, fall under a category of skills called “Build Mastery.” I decided that even though I felt like lying in bed all day, I’d get some tasks accomplished.  I know from the past that practicing this skill […]

Television “Therapy” for Improving Your Mood

Do you feel guilty about the amount of time you spend watching television?  Are you watching as a way to be skillful, using the DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills of “Distract” and/or “Self-Soothing?”  Lately I’ve found a fun way to also make my television watching experience a mindful one. It also allows me to contribute […]

Coping Ahead With Emotional Situations (DBT Skill)

This week in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), we went over Emotion Regulation Handout 13 – specifically, the bottom section “Cope Ahead of Time with Emotional Situations.” Emotion Regulation Handout 13 from Skills Training Manual for Disordered Emotion Regulation by Marsha Linehan (c) in press Guilford Here is my own personal example for numbers 1 and 2: […]

Push My Buttons Experiment

Today at work, I noticed that DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is really helping me “Create a Life Worth Living,” which is the motto of the program created by Dr. Marsha Linehan. My day started out beautifully. It was unseasonably warm outside, I was working on fun projects, and despite it being “that time of the month,” I […]