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Trying to be mature- DBT Skills

It’s been a rough past couple of days.  I’m out of the heightened suicdality and voices but still feeling down and extremely vulnerable.  Me and 20 somethings friend are suppose to go on a road trip to San Diego to check out the school he is thinking about transferring to.   177 more words

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Poof, you're cured!

My carpet removing adventure caught up with me like I knew it would, so I stayed home from group today. It’s rather painful to walk right now, so I decided to keep off of them the best that I can. 581 more words


My Day As An Android

I’ve been super depressed, and one of the tactics to deal with depression is to use “opposite action” this is a DBT skill that teaches you to do the opposite to the best of your ability what your mind, and body seems to want to do. 1,084 more words



Feeling insecure and anxious.
Usual behavior: try to get someone to convince me I have no reason to be insecure or anxious. Other usual behavior: text person till I feel more confident that’s everything’s all right or ask if everything’s all right. 56 more words

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Having a crappy day but using DBT skills

Yesterday was crappy and it rolled over to today.  I woke up not wanting to get out of bed, so I didn’t.  I laid in bed drifting in and out of consciousness till my mom told me to get up at 11 and take my pills.   195 more words

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DBT Skill of the Day: Mindfulness of Positive Experiences ⭐️

I woke up feeling slightly “rotten”, for want of a better word. Sluggish, low and slightly dissociative. However, with lots of Opposite Action and a butt load of Willingness I did what I needed to do: I got up at 9:30am and spent time with a family friend who is visiting from America, showered, dressed, and stuck to my plans despite feeling initially unmotivated and unsociable. 518 more words


Opposite Action

When we went to an intensive trauma treatment program in October, we learned a TON of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills. One of them is called “Opposite Action” and it’s part of the Emotion Regulation Module (there are four total – the other three are Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness). 252 more words

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