Based on the best-selling The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workbook, this powerful and portable card deck presents 52 practices to help you balance your emotions and improve your life!
First developed for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, especially for those characterized by overwhelming emotions. Now, you can easily and quickly access this powerful therapy method in bite-sized pieces.
The 52 cards are split into four core skill sets: Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness, Emotional Regulations and Interpersonal Effectiveness and each skill set has thirteen exercises.
Distress Tolerance Skills
- Engage in pleasurable activities
- Distract your thoughts
- Focus on a single minute
- Practice mindfulness on a single object
Emotional regulation skills
- Recognise your emotional triggers
- Reduce your physical vulnerability
Interpersonal Effectiveness skills
- Observer body language
- Exercise your legitimate rights
Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and co-authored numerous books
Jeffrey C. Wood, PsyD, lives and works in Las Vegas, NV. He specializes in brief therapy treatments for depression, anxiety, and trauma. He also provides coaching for spiritual development, communication skills development and life-skills coaching