Distress Tolerance & PTSD

  • Jason
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1 year 6 months ago #19 by Jason
Distress Tolerance & PTSD was created by Jason
There are many resources available to people in distress, but when you are in that state it is difficult to know how to manage the thoughts and emotions, and find resources that will get you back to feeling good. One of the things that has helped me is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT was originally developed to treat Boarderline Personality Disorder, but the tools have been found to also be effective in managing Depression, Anxiety, and the stresses of everyday living, and so I share it here. You can find a psychotherapist who specialize in conducting and teaching patients DBT, and you can also use the DBT tools through self-help. DBT combines cognitive and behavioral therapy, incorporating methodologies from various practices including Eastern mindfulness. DBT was developed by Marsha Linehan. The tools fall under four categories, Mindfullnes, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. More can be found here... https://www.dbtselfhelp.com/html/dbt_lessons.htmlhttps://www.dbtselfhelp.com/html/dbt_lessons.html

Another great therapy that everyone should know about is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It is a useful therapy for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. To engage in this treatment, you must locate and undergo the therapy through a Psychotherapist who is trained in it. The therapy is seen by some as weird or mysterious, but please don't keep first impressions keep you from it, because it works!! Not everyone is a candidate for the therapy, and it is not a therapy that you have to participate in long term. It is something you do for about 10 sessions, give or take, and once you have done it, that is it. Some people go back for a refresher, but that is usually only one or two sessions.

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