DBT Core Areas

This DBT(Dialectical Behavior Therapy) video by Jack Hinman, formerly at Sunrise RTC, and he’s now at Discovery Ranch for Girls.  I believe Jack did a great job of giving easy examples to explain the four core areas of DBT:

1)      Mindfulness,

2)      Distress Tolerance,

3)      Interpersonal Effectiveness, and

4)      Emotional Regulation.


I think almost all of us need to learn what it means to take the “middle path”—not seeing things in a black and white, dualistic way but rather as a bit of many things.  When we state our emotions in an “always” or “never” as in, “You never take out the trash.” Or “You always leave your wet towel on the floor,” we are not on the middle path!

Click below to watch the video.



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