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DBT Skills for a Happy Thanksgiving

DBT Skills for a Happy Thanksgiving

There is no “should.” We can be grateful for our family and we can have a difficult time interacting with some of our family members. Let’s do this skillfully. Here are several helpful skills for the holidays:

  • Validate your emotions, when they fit the facts.
  • Cope ahead: Come up with a plan to effectively navigate difficult family interactions and practice, practice, practice.
  • Please Master: Reduce vulnerabilities.
  • Schedule pleasant events daily. Have some non-negotiable me time.
  • Start the day off (or over) by practicing gratitude.
  • Practice lovingkindness towards family members that you have difficulty with, as well as towards yourself.
  • Practice radical acceptance.
  • Do not be afraid to use TIPP skills.

All of us at the Center for Evidence Based Treatment wish you a happy Thanksgiving.