Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Start A Course In Borderline Personality Disorder Recovery – Heal, Recover and Transform your life through Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder but is now being used to treat many, many other areas. Addiction is also one of them.  help you recognize positive strengths and attributes and encourage you to develop and use these. DBT is behavioral. The skills group and therapy sessions focus on teaching you to analyze problem behavior patterns and to replace destructive behavior with healthy and effective behavior.

DBT uses Emotion Regulation skills to help us change our emotions or situations. … When we experience really strong negative emotions, it’s easy to get caught up into the old pattern of using unhelpful and damaging coping strategies such as using substances, self-harming or unhealthy eating habits.

The 4 Modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

PART ONE: Mindfulness. The essential, core mindfulness skills

PART TWO: Interpersonal Effectiveness

PART THREE: Distress Tolerance

PART FOUR: Emotion Regulation.

What you will learn

Interpersonal effectiveness.

Distress tolerance/reality acceptance skills.

Emotion regulation.

Mindfulness skills.

Goals of DBT

DBT is targeted at clients with emotional vulnerability and poor ability to modulate strong emotions.


  1. Very high sensitivity to emotional stimuli
  2. Very intense response to emotional stimuli
  3. A slow return to emotional baseline following emotional arousal.
  4. self sooth, refocus, find clarity much faster.

WHAT DOES DBT REALLY MEAN? The term Dialectics refers to opposing forces that create a whole or synthesis. DBT focuses on finding a balance in opposing forces. Opposing forces needing a balance can be found in many things all around us, for example: Ø the sun and the moon Ø the seasons. IT has 4 Categories we will go through.

We will Decrease (and) block dysfunctional responses [that allow escape]. We will decrease mindlessness; emptiness; being out of touch with self and others; judgmentalness. – Interpersonal conflict and stress; loneliness. – Absence of flexibility; difficulties with change. – Up-and-down and extreme emotions; mood-dependent behavior; difficulties in regulating emotions. – Impulsive behaviors; acting without thinking; difficulties accepting reality as it is; willfulness; addiction.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

We will Increase

 DBT skills

 Secondary targets

 Quality of life behaviours

 Build confidence

 Build motivation to create a “life worth living”

We will learn how to change your own behaviors, emotions, and thoughts that are linked to problems in living and are causing misery and distress. Skills to increase:
– Mindfulness skills.
– interpersonal effectiveness skills.
– Emotion regulation skills.
– Distress tolerance skills.


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