WHAT IS DBT?
Dialectical behaviour therapy explained
Dialectical behavior therapy is a useful approach for people who may experience more intense emotional reactions.
Originally designed as a talking therapy for borderline personality disorder, DBT teaches skills to enable you to balance seemingly contradictory goals: acceptance and change.
There are various components to DBT:
Mindfulness skills to help you accept, rather than challenge feelings and experiences;
Interpersonal effectiveness skills to encourage healthy, positive relationships with others;
Emotion regulation skills, to reduce unwanted emotions and emotional vulnerability;
Distress tolerance skills, enabling you to reduce your experience of distress, including implementing self-soothing techniques.
At PM Psychology, our individualised approach to treatment means various techniques from DBT are used where appropriate, as part of an integrative approach to therapy.