Mindfulness and DBT: Participate

The Participate mindfulness skill in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

The “What” skills of Mindfulness in DBT In the last two posts, I explored the first two “What” skills of mindfulness in DBT, Observe and Describe. To review quickly, the “What” skills teach you what to actually do to practice mindfulness, and you practice each “What” skill one at a time. The “What” skills are:…

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Mindfulness and DBT: Describe

The Describe mindfulness skill in DBT

The “What” skills of mindfulness in DBT In last week’s post, I explained the first “What” skill of mindfulness in DBT, which is Observe. Now I am going to explain the second “What” skill, which is Describe.   The Describe Mindfulness Skill Describe builds on Observe. Observe is just bare-bones attention – noticing without adding…

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Mindfulness and DBT: Observe

How to practice the observe mindfulness skill in DBT

In our last post, we explored the power of mindfulness. Now that you know the benefits of mindfulness, you may be wondering what you should do to be mindful. DBT, or Dialectical Behavior Therapy, teaches you what to actually do to practice mindfulness and how to do it. These are called the “What” and “How”…

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Mindfulness in DBT: How this core skill can help you

What is mindfulness in DBT

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is paying attention on purpose to what is happening right now. When you practice mindfulness, you focus your attention on your present experience; just noticing whatever is happening in each moment, not lost in the past or thinking about the future. Mindfulness is the opposite of being on automatic pilot. When…

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What is Wise Mind in DBT?

What’s DBT’s wise mind?

What is Wise Mind? Wise Mind is a foundational DBT concept. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based therapy that was originally created to help people who feel overwhelmed by the intensity of their emotions. The concept of Wise Mind, though, can be beneficial to everyone. Wise Mind is an internal state of wisdom, or knowledge.…

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