There are a lot of options out there to address emotional problems. Two of the most prominent types of therapy — DBT and CBT — have similar names and approaches. How should you choose between DBT vs CBT?[Read more…]
We all need the ability to soothe and care for ourselves. But how can we best do these things? Here we offer some tips to help you master these important skills.
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21st-century living can be very demanding. People are often consumed by their day to day responsibilities such as work, household chores, or taking care of loved ones. Often there is little choice but to focus on the next task on the to-do list. As a result, we neglect taking the time to care for ourselves, which can leave us feeling stressed and burned out.[Read more…]
Life is full of situations that shouldn’t be the way they are! Sometimes you can fix these situations, but sometimes you can’t. Accepting things as they are is a powerful way to cope with situations that you don’t want or that shouldn’t happen.
Many things in life are beyond your control. Examples are everywhere: traffic, the weather, a burst bathroom pipe, difficult family members, or the death of a loved one — all things you don’t want or need, but things you cannot always prevent. Not having control over things can make you feel sad, angry, frustrated, or anxious.[Read more…]
It is normal to experience a broad range of emotions. In fact, emotions are what make us human! Common emotions include sadness, joy, excitement, fear, guilt, anger, shame, and anxiety, to name a few. Experiencing a broad range of emotions is natural and unproblematic. However, intense emotions or rapid fluctuations between positive and negative emotions can be a source of great pain and distress for you and for those around you.[Read more…]