If you are someone who is plagued by thoughts you don't want, thoughts that scare you, or thoughts you can't tell anyone about, this book may change your life. In this compassionate guide, you'll discover the different kinds of disturbing thoughts, myths that surround your thoughts, and how your brain has a tendency to get stuck in a cycle of unwanted rumination. You'll also learn why common techniques to get rid of these thoughts can backfire. And finally, you'll learn powerful cognitive behavioral skills to help you cope with and move beyond your thoughts, so you can focus on living the life you want.
Self-monitoring exercises: Diamond connections ; PANDY coloring sheet ; PANDY fun diary ; Memory jogger ; My mouse traps and PANDY fix-it ; Bubble up your fear ; Catching feelings and thoughts --
Priming exercises: Permanent or temporary ; Sticks and stones ; Many meanings --
Self-instructional methods: Me/not me ; Changing your tune ; Tease whiz ; surf the angry sea --
Techniques requiring more in-depth rational analysis: Clue snooping ; Real or false alarms ; Breaking the crystal ball ; Thought digger.
An important component of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is the use of skills training to help manage the extreme beliefs, actions, and attitudes that form the criteria for borderline personality disorder. In this video, Linehan teaches patients the skills of DBT, including mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. The sessions portray a team of therapists working through the range of problems and frustrations that arise in treatment, and viewers are thus brought into the team milieu and shown the efficacy of this approach. A short interview with Dr. Allen Frances, DSM-IV Task Force chair, concludes the video.
Contents: Definition of dialectics -- Goals of treatment -- Modes of therapy -- Outcome data.