Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

​DBT is for people who experience difficulties in regulating emotions, including those with borderline personality disorder (BPD) or traits. It entails individual therapy and skills classes. DBT is suitable for people who experience intense emotions, unmanageable distress or problematic behaviours that interfere with your ability to function in personal or professional relationships.

 

DBT skills of  Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, Core Mindfulness and Interpersonal, will help you to cope effectively with self-harm, extreme emotional sensitivity, mood swings, ADHD, eating difficulties, anger, depression, anxiety, intense relationships, impulsivity (including impulsive spending, impulsive eating, impulsive alcohol and drugs use), and to lead a more satisfying life.

 

Benefits of DBT

 

Research shows that DBT skills are effective when other therapies have not been beneficial, and although it was originally developed for people with a diagnosis of Borderline personality disorder (BPD) or EUPD (emotionally unstable personality disorder) its proven effective approach for a variety of problems including difficulties in relationships,  people with traumatic experiences,  OCD, stress, anger, anxiety and recurrent depression

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

 

CBT is based on the theory that much of how we feel is determined by what we think. Disorders, such as depression, are believed to be the result of faulty thoughts and beliefs.

 

In this method and theory of psychotherapy, it’s believed that by correcting these inaccurate beliefs, the person’s perception of events and emotional state improve.

 

It’s called “cognitive behavioural” therapy because the treatment is composed of two main components — changing your cognitions, or thoughts, and changing your behaviours.

 

Changing your thoughts can help lead to behavioural changes, and vice-a-versa. Both components seem to be important in order to effect meaningful, lasting change in a person and help them cope with their mental health concerns.

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Compassion focused therapy (CFT) is a system of psychotherapy developed by Paul Gilbert that integrates techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy with concepts from evolutionary psychologysocial psychologydevelopmental psychologyBuddhist psychology, and neuroscience.

 

According to Gilbert, "One of its key concerns is to use compassionate mind training to help people develop and work with experiences of inner warmth, safeness and soothing, via compassion and self-compassion.

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