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DBT PART 1

I have recently been studying and exploring the world of DBT and started to implement this within my practice . Many of the clients I meet struggle not to harm themselves in some way when they feeling overwhelmed. Self harm comes in the form of substance abuse, acting out sexually, cutting, burning, starving, bingeing, purging to name just a few vices. 

The lovely thing about DBT is its acceptance of a clients view point whilst still trying to motivate change. 

It focuses on certain concepts: 

1.Distress tolerance - Building up a clients ability to tolerate distress without needing to respond to distressing feelings in a way that harms them. This can be done through distraction skills and skills such as mindfulness (experiencing ones emotions without needing to judge them or change them).

To be cont....