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.”

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