If you feel you are making the same mistakes over and over, this group may be for you. People who are dealing with painful emotions that lead to feeling constantly overwhelmed, experiencing interpersonal challenges or feeling dissatisfaction with life can typically benefit from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
To “numb” your emotions, you may often make impulsive or bad decisions, engage in unhealthy relationships or unhealthy behaviours — such as drugs, alcohol, sexual promiscuity, or even self-harm. DBT can help you cope and refocus your feelings in a healthier way.
Through DBT, your pain and exposure to previously intolerable emotions will be acknowledged, and new and different solution-focused strategies to deal with them will be discussed. By focusing on the meaning and substance in your life, you will be able to learn to cope with your emotions and feelings.
This program is led by two experienced psychologists – Dr. Rixi Abrahamsohn, PhD, CPsych, and Dr. Janine Cutler, PhD, CPsych.
To start, you will be introduced to DBT skills and mindfulness, and you’ll be guided through identifying values and goal setting. In subsequent sessions you will develop the following skills:
Personal effectiveness skills. Interact within your interpersonal relationships more effectively.
Emotion Regulation skills. Cope with and manage your emotions.
Distress Tolerance skills. Cope with distressing thoughts, feelings and situations.
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