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Happy New Year!

Posted by M C on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, In : Emotions 


We talk a lot about acceptance AND change in DBT. In order for us to most successfully change long term, we must accept the reality of what we are struggling with.  When you think about those New Year's resolutions, be sure to balance out the changes you are striving for with a dose of acceptance.  Acceptance doesn't mean approval, or that we like the fact that we are overweight, broke or lonely.  It just means that we are able to see objectively what the issues are that we are wanting to cha...

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Regulating Emotions

Posted by Candace Smith, LCSW on Thursday, July 14, 2011, In : Emotions 
One of the most frequent questions my clients ask me at the start of our work together is, "Am I ever going to figure out how to get a better handle on my negative emotions?" One of the first ways we get started on managing intense emotions is to use compassionate curiousity in understanding what we are feeling.  Gently investigating into what has come up, where we are feeling it and if possible, putting a name to what we are noticing.  Once we have put an accurate label on what we are feelin...
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Showing category "Emotions" (Show all posts)

Happy New Year!

Posted by M C on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, In : Emotions 


We talk a lot about acceptance AND change in DBT. In order for us to most successfully change long term, we must accept the reality of what we are struggling with.  When you think about those New Year's resolutions, be sure to balance out the changes you are striving for with a dose of acceptance.  Acceptance doesn't mean approval, or that we like the fact that we are overweight, broke or lonely.  It just means that we are able to see objectively what the issues are that we are wanting to cha...

Continue reading ...
 

Regulating Emotions

Posted by Candace Smith, LCSW on Thursday, July 14, 2011, In : Emotions 
One of the most frequent questions my clients ask me at the start of our work together is, "Am I ever going to figure out how to get a better handle on my negative emotions?" One of the first ways we get started on managing intense emotions is to use compassionate curiousity in understanding what we are feeling.  Gently investigating into what has come up, where we are feeling it and if possible, putting a name to what we are noticing.  Once we have put an accurate label on what we are feelin...
Continue reading ...