Category: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Distress Tolerance: Acceptance Not Avoidance

People who struggle with addictions, eating disorders, or mood disorders have finely-tuned methods of dealing with emotions by using substances, eating disorder behaviors, or engaging in self harm or other ineffective coping skills; each of these methods keep emotions stuffed inside. And, unfortunately, when not used as intended, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Distress Tolerance skills … Read More

Feel Like Life Is Too Black And White? DBT Helps TK Residents Find A Healthy Middle

Although DBT comes in a manual, it is not actually a manually based treatment. You can buy Marsha Linehan’s groundbreaking Dialectical Behavior Therapy treatment manual, Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder, in any bookstore. This book will tell you the how’s of DBT, but the real essence of this life saving treatment comes from … Read More