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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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What can Parents do to help their teen?

Posted by M C on Friday, September 5, 2014, In : Adolescents 
During the Parent Group today, we discussed the importance of VALIDATION in communicating with teens who have emotional sensitivity.  Validation is how we show understanding and empathy towards others, and even if we don't agree with what the other person is saying, we can still show acceptance around their perspective, feelings and desires.  

There are many benefits of validating teenagers.  Validation helps us stay connected and attuned.  If teens get even a whiff of judgment or disapproval ...
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Showing Tag: "dbt" (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 ...
 

What can Parents do to help their teen?

Posted by M C on Friday, September 5, 2014, In : Adolescents 
During the Parent Group today, we discussed the importance of VALIDATION in communicating with teens who have emotional sensitivity.  Validation is how we show understanding and empathy towards others, and even if we don't agree with what the other person is saying, we can still show acceptance around their perspective, feelings and desires.  

There are many benefits of validating teenagers.  Validation helps us stay connected and attuned.  If teens get even a whiff of judgment or disapproval ...
Continue reading ...