I suppose some people are born with a level head and the ability to regulate their emotions. I was not one of those people. In fact, I was Queen Chaos until I started getting into my Bible, spending time on my mat, and developing skills that helped me make wiser choices in the moment instead of just popping my top like I’m naturally inclined to do.
Fast-forward to the present as a yoga teacher, therapist, and soldier for the Lord, I feel some sort of responsibility to share what was taught to me through experience, clinical training, divine intervention and good old fashioned blood, sweat and tears.
What we have here are DBT Skills pioneered by Dr. Marsha Linehan for her BPD clients. Reality is, these are skills that most of us can benefit from. We can never have too many skills in our toolbox to live happier and more balanced lives.
DBT Skills Training is but one component of the extensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy process and is not considered DBT itself. It is the very useful Skills Training that is a part of it which consists of Four Main Modules:
- Core Mindfulness
- Emotion Regulation
- Distress Tolerance
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
Foundational DBT Skills principles are found on this main page. You will find the other skills when you click the associated modules above.