DBT group notes: The two arrows of pain and suffering

In addressing distress tolerance, we take a journey into buddhist psychology to understand the metaphor of the two arrows. The first arrow is pain. The second arrow is the suffering we create for ourselves. Pain Happens. Suffering is optional.

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dbt group notes: weighing pros and cons

Discussion of the STOP skill as it is taught in DBT as well as exploration of the PROS and CONS skill–weighing the benefits and problems of all sides of a decision.

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DBT GROUP NOTES: PARTICIPATE AND THE ART OF TAKING ACTION

In DBT the participate skill is a mindfulness skill about throwing yourself completely into the moment. Its an antidote for alientation, avoidance, anxiety. Gregg Krech’s book “The Art of Taking Action” provides a wealth of tools for “how” to participate. He draws on Japanese Psychology to present remedies for procrastination and strategies for meaningful action.

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