Dbt stories: mindfulness practice

Mindfulness is a practice. You can’t develop it by reading about it–though, ironically, I invite you to read about it here–then practice. This post includes a story to illustrate how worthwhile developing a mindfulness practice can be.

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Beyond DBT: Vision Boards and the participate skill

I am just going to admit it. I like vision boards. My personal prejudice: I don’t like the messy collage vision boards. I like mine orderly, because to me the vision board isn’t just an exploration of how to have a meaningful life/what i want from my life/my goals. Its a daily reminder. My favorite […]

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DBT Stories: Two skills: Observe and stop!

The STOP Skill can keep a bad situation from getting even worse. To help you really understand how to use this incredible skill, I share two stories of how the STOP skill saved Thanksgiving in two households several years ago.

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