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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Distress Tolerance Techniques: Radical Acceptance

Distress tolerance techniques are about better managing crisis and stress as it arises without making things worse. Oftentimes, when we are in a crisis, the emotional mind takes over, leading us to feel out of control and act in ways that are counterproductive to getting through the situation. DBT has a whole module focused on

THE ROLLERCOASTER OF LIFE: FINDING EMOTIONAL STABILITY

Life is filled with ups and downs; it can often feel like a rollercoaster. It can be difficult to manage both the highs and the lows. When we are down, we don’t always know how to cope. When we are feeling good, we might end up spending that time worried about when things will take

WHAT’S THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN? BETTER MANAGEMENT OF FEAR, ANXIETY AND WORRY

How much of your time is spent dealing with anxiety and worry over something in the future? How many times have you not tried something because you figured it wouldn’t work out? I bet many people answered both of these questions with “a lot.” This is a common struggle for people because fear, anxiety and worry

A Mindfulness Practice: Eliminating Judgments

Understanding Mindfulness Practice: Mindfulness is talked a lot about these days. It has been shown that utilizing mindfulness practice has tremendous benefits on both physical and mental health. But what does it been to be mindful? In the simplest definition, being mindful means living in the present and being aware.  Essentially, to be mindful means