There are benefits to both virtual and in-person therapy, and studies indicate that both can be effective methods for the delivery of CBT and DBT for youth and adults. There are a number of nuanced factors that one might consider when deciding between teletherapy or in-person treatment.
Gratitude has been shown to improve happiness in multiple realms of life and offers both physical and mental health benefits. Practicing this skill can contribute to feelings of satisfaction and positivity within yourself, your family, and build connections with the greater community.
When experiencing pain or distress, the DBT skill of IMPROVE the moment is a distress tolerance skill that can help by changing the way you think about the situation or yourself, changing physical sensations of stress (e.g. practicing tension and relaxation techniques), and engaging your mind in an effective way.
In DBT, there is the concept of three states of mind: Emotion Mind, Reasonable Mind and Wise Mind. As each of these states impacts our thoughts and behaviors, so it is important to practice mindfulness to help yourself find your Wise Mind, which in turn helps you to achieve a more well-balanced, happier life.
Mindfulness has become a popular term associated with self-care and therapeutic treatments, but what exactly is it? And how do you practice it? Follow these tips to help foster a happier and healthier mindset by staying in the present moment and consciously managing your patterns of thought.
Often, it’s difficult to focus on the present moment. In this tenuous time, anxious thoughts can distract us from what is currently going on in our lives. Mindfulness is an essential practice for anxious times. It helps us combat anxiety and maintain a level head so that we can make effective decisions.