DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) is an approach designed to help people regulate their emotions and make effective life decisions.
It is a skill-based therapy focusing on four main areas:
- Mindfulness: discover how to live in the moment, ground yourself in the present, let go of judgments, become attuned with yourself and the environment.
- Distress Tolerance: learn tools to de-escalate strong emotions when faced with intense pain (or a crisis) and develop resilience.
- Emotion Regulation: explore what emotions provide for you, how to manage unwanted ones, and develop positive emotions.
- Interpersonal skills: become aware and manage emotions in the context of relationships, express needs and wants effectively, and establish healthy boundaries.
DBT has been effective in treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, Borderline personality disorder (BPD), addictions, and eating disorders.
If you would like more information about DBT, please click on the link below.