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What Is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)?

I’ve been doing dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for nearly two years and I’m finishing very soon. It has helped me more than ever I dreamed it would.

DBT is a therapy designed specifically for people who find it hard to regulate their emotions. Thanks to DBT (and an amazing therapist and therapy team), I've learnt how to cope with my intense emotions. I have learnt how to regulate them, so I can feel much safer and more settled.

This video explains:

- What is DBT?

- Who can DBT help?

- The modules of DBT

- Examples of DBT from my life

I would love to know your thoughts about DBT or if you have any experience of it at all. I know that this therapy is not available in all areas and even if it is in your area it may be very hard to access due to the admission criteria or long waiting times. It took me a long time to access DBT, so I spent months and years learning about it online and from books.

Useful resources

- ‘Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder’ by Blaise Aguirre and Gillian Galen. I have reviewed this book on my channel.

- 'DBT Skills Training Handouts & Worksheets' by Marsha Linehan (Second Edition). I have reviewed this book on my channel.

- Debbie Corso's YouTube channel helped a lot back in the days when I didn't have the right kind of support

- DBT Self-Help website can be useful for info about skills

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