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.

Mindfulness & Intro

DBT OrientationMINDFULNESS module
Mindfulness Module handouts slides PDFMindfulness Exercises handouts slides PDF
Week 1 Google Form HomeworkWeek 2 Google Form Homework
DBT General Orientation (Goals, Biosocial Theory)Mindfulness Handouts (WHAT and HOW skills)
DBT Handouts for Analyzing Behavior (Chain Analysis)
Other Perspectives on Mindfulness (Spiritual Perspective, Being & Doing)
Walking the Middle Path / Validation (Dialectics & Validation) orientationMindfulness Worksheets (practice WHAT and HOW skills)
DBT Worksheets for Analyzing Behavior (practice) Behavior Chain AnalysisWorksheets on Other Perspectives (Loving Kindness, Middle Path)

Week 1:
  • What is Mindfulness?

  • Reasons to be in DBT

  • Goals of Mindfulness

  • Mindfulness Exercises

  • Awareness Exercises

  • What is DBT?

  • Dialectical Dilemmas

  • Validation

Week 2:
  • Review: Mindfulness Exercises

  • How to Meditate

  • One Minute Mindfulness

  • States of Mind

  • Nervous System

  • Mindfulness WHAT skills

  • Mindfulness HOW skills