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DBT Skills: Radical Acceptance

Hello friends, and welcome to 2015. With the new year comes changes here at TS. This is my final post on DBT, and this one is going to be a challenge for the more skeptically minded among us. I have to admit that I still struggle with this skill, which …

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DBT Skills: Use Some Logic

Hello friends and welcome to our final DBT skills distress tolerance post before the holidays. I hope I have given you some tools to pull out if your family starts getting stressful, but if not here is one that I think the skeptics among us (hopefully all of us) will …

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DBT: Take a Sad Song and Make It Better

As we come up on the holiday season, distress tolerance skills will probably be very helpful. When you don’t have the opportunity to self-soothe, as we talked about last week, you might try improving the moment, which is this week’s skill. Improving the moment is for the times when you …

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DBT Skills: Chillaxin

Last time on DBT skills we got to think about all the ways that we deal with it when things suck. Today we’re going to focus a little more on how to make those things feel slightly less sucky in the moment. Yes, this is possible to do without ignoring …

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DBT Skills: This Feels Awful

Holy moly guys, we have finished emotion regulation made it to the last DBT module, distress tolerance! Props for keeping up. Distress tolerance is a wonderful set of skills to have when your brainparts are still forming and your hormones are a little wonky, because it’s what keeps you from …

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DBT Skills: Use That Skepticism

Ladies and gents and other fancy people of non binary genders: today we have come to a skill that I use constantly and which has seriously improved my life. Hopefully it can also be helpful to you. If you’ll recall we’ve been talking about emotion regulation, or ways to keep …

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DBT Skills: Do It Anyway

Welcome back to DBT skills, the land where we teach you basic, evidence based things about how to have emotions and live in a society with other people! Last week we covered one of the more enjoyable skills, build positive experiences. This week we’ll be focusing on something that isn’t …

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DBT Skills: Yes You Get To Have Fun

Welcome back to DBT land, the place where you get to do fun things and say it’s for your emotional regulation! As you’ll recall, last week we talked about building mastery, and feeling good about yourself by accomplishing new things. Well this week we have an even better skill: building …

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