*Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Skills*
There are four main therapy modules which compose the skeleton of the dialectic behavioral theory. These skills are taught in sessions:
The four main therapy modules are:
Being present in the moment and not ruminating on the past or worrying about the future. Mindfulness suggests awareness of what is. “Observe, discribe and participate” encourages being an active participants in the present moment. “Non judgmentally, one mindfully” suggest engaging in one activity or thought at a time.
Learning how to balance your emotions by separating yourself from the emotional experience.
"Acceptance is the only way out of hell."-Dr. Marsha Linehan
"Radical acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are right now, without judging." -Dr. Marsha Linehan.
*Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills***
Learning skills to effectively communicate and relate to others as well as getting your needs met. This skill is frequently used in any assertive communication problem solving lessons: the lessons include saying no/boundary setting, assertively asking for what one needs and conflict resolving.
Specific tools to help cope during a distressing moment or personal crisis. An appropriate alternative to self harming behaviors such as substance use, cutting, etc.