Mindfulness is balancing emotion mind and wise mind.Distress Tolerance is when you have a problem you cannot solve, but you don't want to make it worse.Emotion Regulation is having less negative emotions and vulnerability, and more positive emotional experiences.Interpersonal Effectiveness is asking for what you want and saying no effectively.

Distress Tolerance

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Distress Tolerance Notes PageHomework Form Week 1
Distress Tolerance handoutsHomework Form Week 2
Distress Tolerance Handouts Crisis Survival SkillsHomework Form Week 3
Distress Tolerance Handouts (Radical Acceptance, Willingness, Half Smile)Homework Form Week 4
When the Crisis is Addiction Addiction HandoutsHomework Form Week 5
Distress Tolerance Worksheets (STOP, Wise Mind ACCEPTS, IMPROVE)Addictions Worksheets
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Distress Tolerance Handouts Crisis Survival Skills

Distress Tolerance Handouts (Radical Acceptance, Willingness, Half Smile)

Addiction Handouts

Distress Tolerance Worksheets (STOP, Wise Mind ACCEPTS, IMPROVE)

Distress Tolerance Worksheets (Reality Acceptance)


Distress Tolerance means the coping skills necessary to tolerate unsolved problems, without making them worse.

"There are two main rules of crisis survival. The first rule is, if you are in a crisis and you can solve the problem now, solve it. Ok. Rule 1: Solve the problem if you can solve it. Alright. The second rule of crisis survival is if you can't solve the problem, survive it. Got that? What are they? The first rule: solve it. The second rule: survive it. "