Emotional Regulation 9: P.L.E.A.S.E.

It’s time for another acronym! To reduce vulnerability to negative emotions and stay out of a painful emotional mind we use the P.L.E.A.S.E. MASTER skills: Treat PhysicaL illness: take care of your body, see your doctor when you have an illness, and take your medications as they are prescribed. 2. Balanced Eating: don’t eat too…

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Distress Tolerance 4: I.M.P.R.O.V.E.

Hey kids! Guess what! It’s another acronym!!! Get used to them, DBT is riddled with acronyms. This one is another set of skills you can apply when facing a moment of crisis or distress. Let’s jump right in! I – Imagery Use your imagination to put yourself in a place of calm. Imagine what you…

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Distress Tolerance 2: Distracting with A.C.C.E.P.T.S.

It’s Acronym time!!! A.C.C.E.P.T.S. is a set of skills to help you get through a crisis by distracting yourself until the moment passes safely. Often when in a crisis that can’t be solved immediately the best thing to do is to put your pain and distress aside for the time being and trick yourself into…

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