Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) : Future Focus Counselling & Consulting

How it Works

  • Balancing Acceptance and Change: DBT focuses on helping you find a balance between accepting yourself and changing the behaviors that are causing you problems.
  • Four Key Skills: DBT teaches four main types of skills: mindfulness (being present in the moment), distress tolerance (handling stress without making it worse), emotion regulation (managing intense emotions effectively), and interpersonal effectiveness (navigating relationships and standing up for yourself).
  • Group and Individual Sessions: DBT often involves both group skills training and one-on-one therapy sessions. The group sessions are like a class, where you learn skills, and individual sessions help you apply these skills to your personal life.
  • Problem-Solving and Validation: DBT combines practical problem-solving techniques with validation, which means acknowledging and accepting your feelings and struggles as real and understandable.

What It's Good For

DBT is particularly helpful for people who struggle with regulating their emotions, such as those with borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, or PTSD. It's also beneficial for anyone who finds themselves in frequent conflict with others, has impulsive behaviors, or experiences intense emotional swings.

In summary, DBT is about giving you the tools to manage your emotions and improve your relationships. It’s a therapy that says, "It's okay to be you, and here's how you can deal with your feelings and interactions more effectively." It's a hands-on approach that can lead to real and lasting changes in how you feel and behave.

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