Introducing the New & Improved DBTSelfHelp.com

Introducing the New & Improved DBTSelfHelp.com

You may notice some major changes here at DBTSelfHelp.com. No, you're not lost. We're the same site, the same free Dialectical Behavior Therapy resource, but with an all-new look. Our site was created in 2001 by Lisa Dietz, a DBT graduate. This is the first major site...

Effectively Use Skills by Brent Menninger

Effectively Use Skills by Brent Menninger

Today’s focus is on being effective.┬áRather than emphasizing the end result, concentrate on conducting yourself effectively, which focuses on the most productive process, your choice to use skillful means. What works, in this sense, is a focus on continually developing skills and connecting to reality.

Learning DBT Takes Time by Lisa Dietz

Learning DBT Takes Time by Lisa Dietz

This article was originally published on DBTSelfHelp.com as part of the series "Well Said." Many of us are too hard on ourselves when we struggle through our first Dialectical Behavior Therapy experience and feel like we just can't do it. I have personally been...

Intermediate Coping Strategies by Lisa Dietz

Intermediate Coping Strategies by Lisa Dietz

The Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills are good, healthy ways to be effective. But I have found some other things, particular to myself, that are useful especially when I’m feeling rebellious or willful about using skills. Sometimes, I just can’t think clearly enough to use the skills. These are behaviors that I have found to be effective – keep me safe – but not what you would want to think of as a skill. That’s why I call them “intermediate.”