How does Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) work?

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) works by adhering to the core principles of DBT; mindfulness, acceptance, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation. DBT starts by learning to become more aware of our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours in the present moment. Learning how to accept ourselves and our experiences, even if they are unpleasant as well as learning to cope with difficult emotions and situations without making them worse. As a result, you can learn to control your emotions in healthy ways.

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