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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

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Applied Skills

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated my blog. It’s not that I didn’t have anything to say, it’s that I had nothing positive to say. I wanted, more than anything, to channel my thoughts and feelings into writing, but I just couldn’t muster the courage. 804 more words

The interview

We had our weekly “how to keep your shit together” class last Wednesday. We are currently completing a unit on emotion regulation, which basically centers on what to do when an emotion is so big that it needs to be reined in. 587 more words


Feb/March Focus: PAY IT FORWARD!

By Dr. Jami Wilder

If you have interacted with the world of mental health care, it is likely that you have come across the concepts of… 356 more words

Mental Health

Feeling dejected and insecure

I wonder if it might be worse because physically I don’t feel good either but I’m super insecure and anxious today. With a bunch of minor emotions mixed in. 91 more words

Background Information

Resource: Anxiety Class

Anxiety reactions

  • Escape
  • Avoidance
  • Hypervigilance (looking for danger)
  • Fearfully fighting anxiety

Features of Amygdala (anxious part of brain)

  • Learns danger quickly, remembers things that were painful or harmful…
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Mood Disorders