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4D Self-respect Effectiveness

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This page tells you more about the DBT skills for ‘self-respect effectiveness’. These are the skills you would use when keeping your self-respect is your highest priority in the situation (over achieving your objective or keeping the relationship).  Self-respect means …

4D Reduce Emotional Vulnerability

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This page talks about the DBT ‘reducing emotional vulnerability’ skills for ‘emotion regulation’. These skills are really important in helping you to balance and manage your emotions, by focusing on two key things: reducing your exposure to negative emotions increasing …

4D Relationship Effectiveness

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This page tells you more about the DBT skills for ‘relationship effectiveness’. These are the skills you would use when keeping the relationship with the other person is your highest priority in the situation (over achieving your objective or keeping …

4D Distract

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This page tells you more about the DBT ‘distract’ skill for ‘crisis survival’. Distract is one of the 4 crisis survival skills of Distress Tolerance.  Crisis survival skills are about helping you tolerate and survive a crisis situation, they provide …

4D Pros and Cons

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This page tells you more about the DBT ‘pros and cons’ skill for ‘crisis survival’. ‘Pros and cons’ is one of the 4 crisis survival strategies of Distress Tolerance.  Crisis survival strategies are about helping you tolerate and survive a …

4D ‘How’ skills

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There are 6 specific mindfulness skills used in DBT and these are broken down into: On this page we will be focusing on mindfulness ‘How’ skills; you can find out more about mindfulness ‘What’ skills here. So, what are the …

4D Objective Effectiveness

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This page tells you more about the DBT skills for ‘objective effectiveness’. These are the skills you would use when getting what you want or need (achieving your goal) is your highest priority in the situation (over keeping the relationship …