dialectical behavior therapy

Summer’s events can generate diverse emotions. For some, those emotions may be intense, distracting or destructive. You can enjoy a happier summer by employing skills developed by dialectical behavior therapists.

What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Originally developed as a treatment for borderline personality disorder, this type of therapy that’s also known as DBT offers benefits to anyone who regularly experiences intense emotions. In your life, do any of these emotions often send a good day spinning out of control:

  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Sadness
  • Disgust
  • Envy
  • Disappointment
  • Shame

While emotions constitute a natural part of the human experience, routinely feeling dysregulated by them is a good reason to learn skills employed in DBT.

What Are Some Essential DBT Skills?

A recent article from Harvard Health Publishing states, “In fact, the cornerstone of DBT — the skills training — can help anyone navigate emotionally charged situations with more ease.”

You can experience a more joyful summer and construct a rich life by developing these skills:

  • Staying present through mindfulness
  • Building a tolerance for distress, so you don’t overreact to distressing situations
  • Regulating your emotions
  • Communicating effectively, so you can gain fuller interpersonal relationships

Would Professional Dialectical Behavior Therapy Benefit You?

We offer DBT through our expert team of providers at American Behavioral Clinics. To learn more about DBT and our seven clinics in the Milwaukee area, connect with us today.

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