The STOP skill in DBT is one of the crisis survival skills (along with TIP skills, IMPROVE the Moment, and others). Use it when your emotions are threatening to get the best of you and you’re tempted to take unhelpful actions.[Read more…]
“Improving the Moment” refers to a set of strategies recommended in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you get through emotionally trying situations. These skills help in situations when our usual self-soothing efforts aren’t getting the job done.[Read more…]
In the industrialized culture we live in, working too much is often seen as a good thing. And often, it does lead to promotions, good grades, success, and achievement. Who doesn’t want that?!
The truth is that working too much and too hard can come at a high cost. And it may be driven by a belief system that is hidden within our psyche. This belief system is perfectionism. Perfectionism can cause us to work harder than necessary and eventually can get in the way of living a healthy life.[Read more…]
Has sleep become a source of frustration and dread? Try these four sleep hacks to maximize your chances of sleeping well.
Sleep Hack #1: Keep a Regular Wake Time
If you suffer from insomnia, you may be making a common strategic mistake. It involves your approach to waking up in the morning. If it takes you several hours to fall asleep, once you get to sleep you want to get all you can! Who wouldn’t? The real problem begins when your alarm goes off.[Read more…]
The ABC PLEASE skills from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are important for anyone who wants to improve their emotional health. The skills help set us up for success in managing our mood and emotions, and they pave the way for a happy life. See below for a summary of the skills and for lists of suggested pleasant and mastery activities.[Read more…]