Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavior therapy formulated for the treatment of borderline personality disorder and considered a highly effective therapy. But today, the treatment can be extended towards eating disorder, bipolar disorder, and depression. Due to its wide range of application, a lot of people are getting themselves trained because it is not secluded to a particular set of people. Even normal people can incorporate these techniques into their lifestyle and develop their intellectual minds. Skills you can acquire on DBT include mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation.
Mindfulness has to do with avoiding any form of regret or fear of the future and ‘living the moment’ just the way it should be. When we are mindful, we are careful about our thoughts instead of getting consumed in them. Although this requires training and lots of practice before we can become perfect in them, being mindful will help you to regain control over your mind and avoid being consumed by thoughts.
This is the skill that focuses on the acceptance of daily happenings and working towards the acceptance of painful ones that seldom happen to us. Fighting reality is a fruitless process. Hence, it is best when we accept them. Bad things happen to everybody, the earlier you learn how to accept reality the way it comes.
NON- JUDGMENTAL STANCE
This skill is aimed to help you to become less judgmental in your general approach towards issues of life. So, instead of judging things as good or bad, you can take a much more objective stand instead.
There are many other options for you to explore in DBT. When you do, you will discover many ways through which DBT can enhance your lifestyle.