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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Most clients I work with get to learn more about DBT or Dialectical Behavior through our conversations. DBT has been around for at least two decades, first developed by psychologist Marsha Linehan. 1,033 more words

DBT Group: Week Five - Opposite Action to Change Emotions

Module: Emotion Regulation
List of Handouts and Worksheets covered in group and assigned as homework will be listed at the end of this post. 1,016 more words


Tolerating Overwhelming Emotions

In 1884, William James wrote an article, What is an Emotion? Scientists are still debating this question today.  As clinicians, however, most of us would describe an emotion as a natural instinctive state of mind triggered by circumstances, mood or relationships, or something similar. 1,671 more words

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Ode to Opposite Action

I want to spend time with you
as much as I enjoy time alone
We can laugh, talk, and play
reminding each other who we are… 129 more words


Gotta Keep on Keeping On...

So, I totally don’t feel like doing anything productive today or for the last few weeks (ahem months!) I have slipping into binge-watching Netflix and scrolling through Facebook, and my working daily on my writing or other stuff (like exercising) has slipping to the wayside. 160 more words


More thoughts on Opposite Action

For the time being at least – I do experience writing these little, random notes in this blog as helpful for myself – gives me a chance to reflect and check in with myself. 222 more words