Everyday DBT

DBT in Motion New!
Articles about new research in DBT, controversial issues with DBT and BPD and some OpEd articles from people concerned about the DBT community and direction.

The day-to-day stuff that works with DBT including affirmations, crisis strategies, cognitive distortions and more.

Elf Help
Abbey Press gave permission to reprint parts of the their Elf Help books. Their size and simplicity is deceiving. They have a lot to say despite their few words and pictures. A real joy to have on hand.

Diary Cards
Find a variety of Diary card formats that you can download and adapt to your needs as well as an explanation about the purpose of the cards and practical ways to use them.

The BPD Tool
A fun visual method for learning the DBT skills. The group also includes training and coaching. In this section, you'll find a few examples from their website

Author Articles
The author of this website shares some personal experiences about using DBT as well as essays about dealing with suffering.

The Self Help Myth
As enthusiastic as we were in 2001 about developing peer-led ongoing DBT groups, there are reasons why we have been unable to make this dream come to fruition.

Instant Mindfulness
Although you might not usually think of mindfulness as instant, this section is the closest thing to it with video and audio files and articles aimed at helping you to become aware of the moment.

Well Said!
Articles about DBT, Mental Health, BPD and related materials. This section represents some of my favorite internet authors whose writing is both helpful and conversational.

Flash Cards
There are several types of flash cards to help remind you of the DBT skills. Recently added are the cards I used as a participant with a way to print your own.

Mission Statement
This statement is an explanation of why I began this website, where I see it going and how I hope it impacts visitors.

Questions and Answers
Email conversations about the many aspects of trying to use DBT skills in daily life. Some of the topics are: being effective, feeling good, invalidating environments and judgmental people.

Just a Friendly Reminder
Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. is the creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. This website is not in any way 'official' nor does it necesarily express Dr. Linehan's views. Remember! This website was created by participants graduating from DBT groups. Works by professionals are clearly marked on the site. That said, we appreciate all that she has done for people suffering from BPD. You can find more information about Dr. Linehan at www.behavioraltech.org.

Psychiatrist after evaluating a new patient: "We can't find anything wrong with you, so we're going to treat you for Symptom Deficit Disorder."

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