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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Groups*

DBT skills have been researched and found to be highly effective in working with a wide range of challenges, especially emotional vulnerability and reactivity. Its benefits extend to those stuck in frustrating cognitive and behavioral patterns. DBT teaches the individual to find a balance between acceptance and change, and the integration of these skills lay a foundation for deeper emotional work and healing.

 

Group meeting times vary so please call for additional information. Group is for adults 18+. LIMITED TO 8 PARTICIPANTS. PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. Prices include customized binder with slides, skills practices, and tracking sheets. If you are interested in participating, call 801-829-9726 or click the CONTACT tab to send an email.   

 

*Please note that this is not a full DBT Program, only skills training.

MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness skills are the foundation of ALL the skills you will learn in DBT, and are taught and reviewed at the beginning of EACH group module. The reason for this is to allow you to recognize its importance in ALL aspects of life, not just when it's convenient.

 

Mindfulness skills are accessible to anyone, and the skills you learn here will be practical, measurable, and useful. It's difficult to validate or change what you are not aware of in your behaviors and thinking, and these skills start to awaken and empower you to heal. 

DISTRESS TOLERANCE

8 WEEKS       $560

Distress tolerance skills are important skills that teach you to manage difficult emotional states. Many people are eager to change their circumstances to feel better in the short term only to face the same emotional intensity again and again in the long run. Rather then engaging in harsh judgments, chronic distraction, or impulsive behaviors, distress tolerance skills teach you that you are capable of feeling the discomfort and still be effective in your actions. These management skills lay a foundation that eventually help you to process difficult emotions more deeply, giving you anchors and resources to draw on when it gets tough. You'll also learn how fighting reality makes situations worse and useful ways to learn to engage with life's challenges, even though you may not like it. Look, you may not have created all of your problems, but the reality is you have to solve them anyway. Distress tolerance skills can be powerful allies in calming the emotional storm so you can act more effectively.

EMOTION REGULATION

10 WEEKS     $700

Emotion regulation skills utilize cognitive behavioral therapy to learn effective problem solving, change difficult emotional states, and learn to care for yourself to reduce your vulnerabilities to emotional triggers. Emotional reactivity seems to be the frustration of many individuals, and this module will teach you the function of your emotions and how to discern if your emotional reaction is justified or not. Reactivity happens insanely fast, and it's not your fault that it happens. You'll be amazed that when you engage consciously with your emotions, your perspective about yourself will change. You'll realize that the majority of what you have been experiencing and living are conditioned responses.  Along with distress tolerance skills, emotion regulation helps you get back in the driver's seat when reactions occur allowing you to become an active and conscious participant in your healing. You will stop feeling as if you are held hostage by your emotions and begin to experience true peace and freedom.

INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS

8 WEEKS     $560

Interpersonal effectiveness skills are the cream of the crop when it comes to effective communication and interaction in any relationship. Often, we get stuck believing that others "should" understand us and change their behaviors accordingly. The truth is that you can't make anyone understand your point of view nor can you make anyone change. The results of these kinds of efforts will leave you feeling invalidated, frustrated, and isolated in your relationship. You'll learn how to maintain important relationships, offer repairs when needed, end a toxic relationship and learn to stand your ground with your self-respect intact. Being effective in personal and professional relationships takes awareness and finesse and these skills will certainly be a powerful tool in your toolbox.