Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group:
Managing the Stressors of Life
Do you experience:
- Overwhelming anger, anxiety, fear or sadness that interferes with life at home or at work?
- Difficulty building and maintaining stable relationships?
- Feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, loneliness or fear of being alone?
- Ruminating thoughts about the past and what you should have done?
- Difficulty seeing the positive aspects of life?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills help you to overcome these challenges. Here are the four focus areas of growth:
Distress Tolerance skills help individuals to cope with painful events by introducing skills that will soften the effects of upsetting circumstances. Instead of learning to avoid stressful situations, DBT helps individuals to accept, find meaning for, and effectively work through difficult situations.
Mindfulness skills will help individuals to more fully appreciate the present moment while focusing less on painful experiences from the past or frightening possibilities in the future. Mindfulness gives individuals the tools to overcome recurrent, negative judgments about self and others.
Interpersonal Effectiveness skills give individuals tools to ask for what they need, set healthy boundaries, be assertive and cope with interpersonal conflict. It focuses on negotiating solutions to problems—all while protecting their relationships and treating others with respect.
Emotion Regulation skills help individuals to recognize more clearly what they feel with emphasis on observing each emotion without judgment. This results in a more balanced life.
Center for Healing & Transformation located at 4673 Tally Ho Ct, Boulder, CO 80301
When: Wednesday evenings and the group is 20 weeks long.
Who: Adults, Ages 18 and up
If interested, please contact Jeremy Kalan, MA, NCC, CPCC or Diana Fenton, MA, LPC at 720-420-9094.