Do you find yourself struggling to manage your emotions in difficult situations? Are you looking for a distinct approach to manage your thoughts and feelings?
If so, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) might be what you are looking for.
What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)?
DBT is an evidence-based therapy approach. It is focused on helping individuals increase their ability to manage intense emotions, improve relationships with others, cope with stress and become more mindful.
DBT aims to help individuals learn new skills to better manage their emotions and reduce the frequency and severity of these behaviours.
DBT has since been found to be effective in the treatment of other issues and concerns, including:
- Substance use and addiction
- Eating disorders
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Impulsive behaviors
DBT typically involves individual therapy sessions, as well as group skills training sessions in which individuals learn new skills such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, and communication skills. The goal of DBT is to help individuals develop a greater sense of balance and harmony, leading to improved mental and emotional well-being.
Benefits of DBT
DBT has been found to be helpful for many people struggling with a variety of concerns. But what makes it so special?
One of the main advantages of DBT is its focus on acceptance and change. It helps individuals to accept themselves, even if they don’t like certain aspects of their lives.
It also encourages individuals to take incremental steps towards making positive changes, instead of just making sweeping changes.
There are many potential benefits to DBT. Some of the benefits include:
- Improved ability to manage and regulate emotions
- Enhanced communication and interpersonal skills
- Greater self-awareness and self-understanding
- Improved decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Reduced frequency and severity of impulsive and self-destructive behaviours
What should you know about DBT prior to treatment?
Here are a few things you should expect in DBT sessions:
- Receive support in a safe and non-judgmental space – DBT therapists are there to listen, guide and provide you feedback.
- Learn skills to help you have more control over your emotional state.
- Skills learned in sessions are tailored based on your unique needs.
- Participate actively in DBT treatment.
It should be noted that DBT is not a ‘quick fix’ and is a relatively intensive type of psychotherapy – but with the right guidance and commitment, it can lead to positive outcomes.
Individuals who can benefit from this type of therapy typically have a strong desire to change and develop more effective problem-solving capabilities.
Therefore, it is important to have realistic expectations when starting DBT and to be prepared to make a significant commitment to therapy.
If you are considering DBT, you should work with a qualified therapist who can help you create a plan that works for you.
DBT Treatment at Get Reconnected Psychotherapy Services
At Get Reconnected Psychotherapy Services, we tailor the treatment based on your unique needs. We can help develop specific skills to manage your emotions and experiences.
For more information about our approaches, please contact us at [email protected]
If you are ready, book your first session.
To learn more, watch this short animated video on DBT.