You might have noticed that I haven’t posted much lately- it’s been pretty busy. One of the things I’ve been doing is completing a DBT workbook., and that’s what I’m going to talk about today.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a method of helping yourself deal with overwhelming emotions. It was invented by Marsha Linehan, who used an altered form of cognitive behavioral therapy to help treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Later, individuals who didn’t suffer from BPD began to use the program, and so far it has helped people with suicidal thoughts, overeating, under eating, bipolar disorder, and more.
If you want to learn more about DBT, you can visit the NAMI website here.
While individual and group therapy is the traditional means of teaching DBT skills, at the moment, I’m using two other tools to help me learn: the DBT app and The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook. Those two things have helped me enormously.
If you’d like to try it, check out the resources I’ve listed or visit the NAMI site for DBT groups around you.