Tag: the dialectic

Mindfulness and DBT

One of the core concepts in DBT is mindfulness.  In every skills training group meeting, we continually come back to it.  We open up every meeting with a mindfulness exercise, and we spend a lot of time discussing mindfulness.  So, what is mindfulness? Well,…

DBT Assumptions

There is one core dialectic nestled in the DBT assumptions: People are doing the best they can, and people need to do better, try harder, and be more motivated to change. Here is the entire list of DBT assumptions: People are doing the best…

Anxiety, DBT, and The Dialectic

I have four daughters, and, for whatever reason, they are all susceptible to anxiety.  Studies have shown that people born with a smaller hippocampus in comparison to others tend to struggle with anxiety and a propensity to develop PTSD after trauma.  My husband has…