Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for teens is how professionals work with teens with suicidal tendencies, eating disorders, or other self-destructive behaviors. DBT is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy which aims to identify the negative thought patterns and reverse them into positive thoughts.
If there’s a stain on your coworker’s shirt, you might discreetly try to tell them, “Hey, I think there’s something on your shirt.” Or, you might not tell them at all.
Mindfulness has become a trendy topic. That’s ironic when you consider the concept has been around since, well… forever. We human beings, with these big brains of ours, can get lost dwelling on the past or dreading the future.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) offers clients a wide range of useful skills. A powerful example is radical acceptance. It’s a tool that can reduce suffering as you endure challenging scenarios. What’s “radical” about it, you wonder? Well, that part comes into play when you realize that this is full acceptance. In mind, body, and spirit, you accept how reality is playing out in your life.
Just because you’ve decided to attend therapy sessions doesn’t mean you’re actually trying therapy. Practitioners of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) have identified what they called TIBs. These are therapy interfering behaviors. As the name implies, such behaviors (intentional or not) get in the way of a productive therapy session.
As many as 3 in 10 American adults struggle with chronic insomnia. There are countless reasons for this troubling trend. However, there is one cause that may not jump out as obvious. That cause is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). BPD is a condition known for its varying behaviors and moods. People with a borderline personality disorder may make impulsive choices.
Addiction, mental illness, traumatic experiences: all can leave you feeling broken and spiritually drained. Tragically, many people not one, but all three, either at some point in their lives or concurrently. So how do you pick up the pieces?
Mindfulness is the term used for a collection of skills and methods that are intended to slow you down and be more present. These include meditation, controlling your breathing, and similar skills that help build awareness and keep you in control.
A blog my boss said. “I want you to write a blog on DBT skills”. I’ve never written a blog before. Will people like it? What will I even write about? Where will I find the time? There is no way I can do this. I’m already counseling my patients as a second job, have supervision group, team consultation, and am going to be starting a class soon. All that with my personal life responsibilities. It’s impossible…