Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and the Buddhist Philosophy
DBT deals with intense and labile emotions. There is a connection between mindfulness and emotion regulation. Mindfulness facilitates adaptive emotion regulation. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and the Buddhist Philosophy Posted on March 20th, 2017 Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that was developed in late 1970s by Marsha M. Linehan a psychology researcher at the University of Washington (Linehan, 1993). DBT is an empirically supported treatment for suicidal individuals (Linehan et al., 2015). It can be adapted to treat borderline personality disorder patients with comorbid substance-abuse disorder (Koerner & Linehan, 2000) and depressed elderly clients with personality disorders (Lynch…
One of the best ways to calm your mind and gain perspective in your relationship with your loved one with BPD is through mindfulness meditation. I’ve found that Headspace is great place to start with a mindfulness meditation practice. One really cool product that I stumbled upon on Amazon is the Alexia Meditation Seat. While it is quite pricey, I’ve not found another such product that makes it quite a bit easier to develop a correct sitting meditation position. No related posts.
What’s so great about mindfulness?
It has been integrated into many different treatments since the mid 90s for chronic pain, depression and, perhaps most famously, borderline personality disorder via DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy). What’s so great about mindfulness? Kyle MacDonald 5:00 PM Thursday Mar 3, 20167 comments I’ve been told I should meditate for my anxiety, but it’s too hard. Any tips?Anxious, Napier Mindfulness is very trendy at the moment, and it’s not often you can say that about a psychological treatment. But it isn’t all incense, throw cushions and sitting cross-legged with your eyes shut. So what is mindfulness and why is it so popular? Mindfulness comes from Buddhist traditions and is a series…
Being Mindful of Emotion to Validate Self and Others
Kelly Koerner, PhD – Dialectical Behavior Therapy: The State of the Art and Science – April 2-3 Seattle, WA No related posts.
The great, dialectical wisdom of the serenity prayer
The original serenity prayer as written by Reinhold Niebuhr goes like this: God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus did,This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it, Trusting that You will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will, So that I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen. The…
DBT Skill of the Day: One Mindfully from Mindfulness Module
With our busy lives, with our worries about family, friends, money and work, it can be difficult to be fully present and to fully participate in each moment, task or interaction with others. The DBT skill “One Mindfully” helps to focus your attention on the current moment, task or interaction with other people. The details are: Let go of distractions and worries in the current moment. Focus your attention on the moment. Breathe and allow the distracting and worrying thoughts to exit your mind, like water going down a drain. Concentrate on the current moment. When you wash the dishes, just wash the dishes. Attend to the sensory feelings –…