Start Time: Wednesdays at 11:00am
Session length: 5 weeks
- 3/10/2021 – 4/7/2021: Session 1- Mindfulness
- 4/28/2021- 5/26/2021: Session 2- Distress Tolerance
- 6/9/2021- 7/7/2021: Session 3- Interpersonal Effectiveness
- 7/21/2021- 8/18/2021: Session 4- Emotion Regulation
Maximum number of participants: 8
Description: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills is a group focused on building your skill set in four different areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotion Regulation. You may choose to attend one or all skill categories and there is no homework. We will start each group with a mindfulness practice and then discuss the skill, which might include reading and discussing a handout.
Mindfulness Session: Founder of DBT, Marsha Linehan, describes mindfulness as “learning to live with our eyes wide open.” This session focuses on increasing your awareness, acceptance and ability to live in the present moment.
Distress Tolerance: Increasing your skills in the “distress tolerance” category is all about increasing your patience when distress happens. Goals are to survive crisis situations without making them worse, accept reality and reduce intense urges and/or emotions.
Interpersonal Effectiveness: This set of skills focuses on improving the quality of your relationships. The main goals include building relationships, ending destructive relationships, maintaining balance and building resilience during change in relationships.
Emotion Regulation: This session is focused on regulating, or adjusting, your emotions effectively. Goals include identifying your emotions, decreasing unwanted emotions and decreasing emotional suffering.
To join contact your provider or call (971) 266-6910.