DBT Emotion Regulation Skills

The Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) section of Emotion Regulation is to educate about emotions and to provide skills to manage emotions. Emotions serve a biological function that helped us survive. Emotions are the ultimate mindbody link. Emotions are reactions to inner and outer perceptions and sensations that instantly prepare our bodies to react via the nervous and endocrine system.

Emotions are influenced by our innate, unique, individual temperament with which we are born and by environmental factors. We develop habitual interpretation of events. Our reactions are reinforced over time and become habitual and ingrained in our neuronal network.

Emotion regulation skills challenge our ingrained, reinforced, habitual reactions and provide new ways to behave when feeling emotionally overwhelmed.

DBT Emotion Regulation skills include:

  • Biological basis for emotions
  • How to identify and describe emotions in a nuanced manner
  • Check the Facts
  • Opposite Action
  • Problem Solving
  • ABC
  • PLEASE
  • Pleasant Events List
  • Values and Priorities Clarification

Useful DBT Skills Training articles:

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy? http://bit.ly/2c3dm9X

DBT Wise Mind Walk the Middle Way http://bit.ly/2uUf0XR

#StopSuicide and DBT Distress Tolerance Skills http://bit.ly/2c2lpss

DBT Radical Acceptance http://bit.ly/2dhE3vv

DBT STOP and TIP Skills: Life is Worth Living Even There is Pain  http://bit.ly/2iuTm7M

DBT Skill: Distract Yourself from Negative Thoughts and Feelings http://bit.ly/2DBuFNq

Six DBT Skills to Nurture Yourself During Holiday Rush http://bit.ly/DBTHolidaySkills

DBT Mindfulness WHAT Skills: Adult Coloring Books http://bit.ly/DBTWhatColor

DBT Mindlfulness Everyday Live: HOW Skills http://bit.ly/DBTMindfulHow

DBT Skills for the Fourth Trimester http://bit.ly/DBTFourthTrimester

DBT Emotion Regulation Overview http://bit.ly/DBTEmoRegOverview 

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