13 GENIUS TRICKS TO HELP RELIEVE ANXIETY IN SOCIAL SETTINGS

If you’re having a hard time getting a convo going, and it’s upping your anxiety, try visualizing it first. “Take a moment to visualize how you would like to interact with others,” says Lianna Tsangarides, LCSW, in an email to Bustle. “Practice what you would say, role play it in your head. Take the time to use imagery to feel more comfortable and prepared.” Then give it a go.

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DBT: FOR MORE THAN BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

A key component of DBT is skills training. DBT has 4 modules of skills, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance. Each module helps individuals develops skills to manage their emotions more effectively and develop improved quality of life. The skills training and treatment of DBT is applicable to people with a wide range of mental health conditions to improve overall well-being, emotion management, and decrease negative emotions and distress. Therefore, DBT treatment or DBT informed therapy may be beneficial for individuals with depressionanxiety, eating disorders, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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HOW CAN DBT HELP MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIPS

Most communication today is done digitally, via instant messenger, texting, Snapchat, etc. In a world where communication is literally at our fingertips it can be hard to feel connected.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or DBT offers an entire module to teaching skills to help with learning to communicate openly, more clearly, and in a meaningful way.

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HOW DBT CAN HELP YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT

In a world where communication is available at our fingertips in an instance true connection and communication appear to be lacking. We have social media, instant messaging, texting, screen shots, and all variety of digital screen-to-screen interactions. This can make face-to-face interaction feel more difficult or uncomfortable.

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EXPERIENCE THE FREEDOM OF LIVING IN THE PRESENT: DBT SKILLS ANYONE CAN USE

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective evidence-based treatment. It was originally developed by Marsha Linehan in the late 1980s for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (Linehan, 1993). Today, it is used for the treatment of a variety of mental health issues such as depressionbipolar disorder, PTSD, substance dependence, and eating disorders.

 

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HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT THERAPIST FOR YOU

At this point in your life you’ve probably bought your own car, moved into your own place, applied for university, consulted with a medical professional, and/or bought a house. I’m sure these weren’t impulsive decisions either. You probably did some research. You likely didn’t just go to the first dealership you saw and spend tens of thousands of pounds on any vehicle in the lot. Moreover, you probably didn’t take out a mortgage on a house without getting pre-approved by a bank, having a survey done, etc. These decisions and investments were most likely well-thought-out.

Fast forward to today, and you have decided to invest in yourself and consult a therapist to help you with your life goals or quality of life. How do you know the right therapist to hire for you? Is he or she a “therapist-centered” or a “client-centered”? How do you know what either of these looks like?

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STOP WALKING ON EGGSHELLS AROUND YOUR TEEN: THE THREE CS OF PARENTING

With the school year well underway and college applications (or potentially disappointments) it can be a stressful time for anyone with a teenager. So as parents how do we navigate this stress without losing our minds? One helpful tip is “The Three Cs of Parenting.” Consider the advantages of staying Calm, Caring, and Consistent as a parent. Though at times this may sound easier said than done.

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