Some people feel emotions with a much greater intensity than others. This can be a blessing when the emotion is an enjoyable one. However, tolerating distress or painful emotions can be difficult when you are someone who feels intensely. This can result in impulsive or destructive outcomes to ourselves and in our relationships, as we try to rid ourselves of the emotions or rectify situations over which we have little or no control. Quite simply, without the ability to manage distress effectively, we have to do a lot of “clean up” in our relationships. This is not fun for anyone.
DBT skills are the difference between someone telling you to “Calm down” and someone showing you HOW to calm down. It is a Skills-based modality and uses four modules to put YOU back in control of your emotions, instead of them controlling you. You gain sovereignty over your thoughts and emotions. You feel increased an increased stability with your mood and this has a positive impact on all areas of your life!
If you are a woman who feels with intensity, consider attending a DBT skills group! Groups run continuously throughout the year with day, evening, and Saturday groups available. Contact us today to request placement in an upcoming group. You CAN manage your emotions effectively with DBT!