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Understanding Self-Harm

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Understanding self-harm behavior can be complex. It can be hard to comprehend why people self-harm, and it can be incredibly upsetting if it’s your loved one. Naturally, we want to understand why. Why do people hurt themselves? While we understandably want these behaviors to stop, they’re not always straightforward. It takes time to learn the […]

Using DBT Mindfulness to Make the Most of Thanksgiving

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Holiday ads, cards, movies, and other media traditionally promote gratitude and cheer. You may feel forced to conform to the joyful seasonal attitude. But in some cases, feigning cheeriness on the outside may go against what you’re feeling inside. When you’re more mindful, aware, and honest about how you feel and why, however, you’ll healthily […]

How DBT Can Help Empower Children on the Autism Spectrum

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DBT for children on the Autism Spectrum Children on the autism spectrum need tools to learn self-advocacy and empowerment. Autism is a complex range of neurodevelopmental conditions that need proper care. While there are a variety of therapeutic approaches, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is particularly useful for addressing autism. Rather than attempting to fundamentally change who […]

How Can DBT Help Highly Sensitive People?

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DBT for Highly Sensitive People If you get upset easily or often over-analyze situations, people might hurl “You’re so sensitive!” at you as an insult. It probably stings when they do. But emotional sensitivity isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Like any aspect of personality, there are pros and cons to being sensitive. Many of our […]

Check the Facts: Managing Your Emotions to Improve Relationships

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We’ve all experienced it before. A sudden, knee-jerk emotional response. Likely, it’s one we wish we could take back when all is said and done. We respond to our interpretation of events. Therefore, our responses are often valid given what we believe. But, is our interpretation true? When given the appropriate tools, you do have […]