DBT LifeSkills Training

DBT is referred to as LifeSkills 101 because these are basic skills that all individuals need. They will help you to interact with yourself, your family, the environment, and society. Are you in need of intensive coping skills combined with daily strengthening and support? If so, then DBT LifeSkills Training has been developed for you. You may benefit from DBT LifeSkills Training if you are struggling with an inadequate sense of self, low self-esteem, emotional instability, unstable relationships, impulsive self-damaging behavior and/or suicidal behavior.

From a mind, body, and spirit perspective utilizing a psychoeducational and life-coaching approach to teach you effective lifeskills. DBT LifeSkills Training is based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which emphasizes the fundamental interrelatedness or wholeness of reality. DBT combines standard cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness largely derived from Buddhist meditative practice. In addition, incorporating the concepts of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Helping You Gain Skills for Life(HUGS™). Read more about HUGS™(pdf).

Acceptance of Who I Am [ and ] Developing Who I Want To Be

DBT is a life enrichment program focused on helping you build a life that you actually want to live by teaching you lifeskills to resolve challenges and crises, while simultaneously supporting your self-esteem and encouraging your positive and healthy choices. it is a skills building program, which focuses on helping you to identify unhealthy behaviors that interfere with your activities of daily living. DBT LifeSkills Training provides you with tools and skills to handle the difficulties, challenges and opportunities that occur in your life; thereby enhancing and enriching your life … giving you an authentic life that you feel is worth living.

The general goal of DBT LifeSkills Training is to learn and develop skills in changing behavioral, emotional, and thinking patterns associated with problems in living, that is, those problems that are causing you anxiety, misery, pain, and distress. The focus is to decrease behaviors of interpersonal chaos, abrupt changes in emotions and moods, impulsiveness, and confusion about yourself, as well as cognitive uncertainty defined as the inability to recognize, understand, remember, or evaluate information appropriately for the situation. DBT LifeSkills Training focuses on behaviors to increase through lifeskills training and development in the following areas.

  • Mindfulness in Everyday Living: Learn Tools and Techniques for Everyday Use
  • Intrapersonal Effectiveness: Building a Roadmap to Self-Discovery
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Enhancing Communication and People Skills
  • Emotion Regulation and Well-Being: Managing Your Thoughts, Feelings and Actions
  • Distress Tolerance and Clutter Clearing: Balancing and Strengthening a Healthy LifeStyle
  • Walking the Middle Path: Dialectical, Validation, Compassion
  • Reflections of the Soul: Exploring Life Lessons and Spiritual Journey

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