Waiting for Wise Mind

Wise Mind is a core concept in DBT. Wise mind includes rational mind and emotion mind. In many ways It’s a simple concept. You want to use facts and emotions to make decisions and responses in order to act wisely and be effective. Both facts and emotions...

Opportunities to Interpret Energy

You know that moment, that instant, when you know there’s going to be a conflict? The tension hits. There’s a disagreement or you’re irritated. Your voice tones change so you don’t sound melodic and inviting but lower and maybe even sharp. Your...

What You Believe About You

Think about the beliefs you have about yourself. If you described your positive beliefs about yourself, what would you say? Stop for a minute and think about it. Be completely honest. No one’s listening. Do you believe you are smart with numbers? Are you...

Use DBT Skills to Stop Emotional Eating

Eating when you aren’t physically hungry can be so frustrating, in addition to being a problem for your health. You promise yourself you aren’t going to do it, and then you do. Again. Afterward, you’re miserably full and bloated and upset that you overate or...

Improve the Moment

When you are experiencing a difficult, annoying or otherwise unpleasant situation, try IMPROVE the Moment. IMPROVE stands for a group of strategies you can use to add pleasant feelings for a moment and help you get through an unpleasant situation without making it...
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