When we are regularly undone by our emotions, we become victims of damaged relationships, trapped circumstances, self-sabotage, and illness. This workbook offers help to all of us who want to gain the upper hand on our feelings and our lives. Even high reactors, people disposed to experiencing strong, even overwhelming emotions on a regular basis, will find its strategies easy to use and effective at managing frequent emotional flare-ups.
This book develops proven DBT techniques into worksheets, exercises, and assessments that show you how to pay attention to emotions when they arise, assess blocks to controlling them, and overcome them to eliminate overpowering feelings. Learn what emotional triggers exist in your environment and become less judgmental about yourself when you do experience a surge. Avoid or reduce the distress that strong emotions cause you. This workbook teaches you to reduce the impact of painful feelings and increase the effects of positive ones so that you can tolerate life's ongoing stresses and achieve a sense of calm coexistence with your emotions. --- from the publisher
About the Author
Scott Spradlin, MA, is a DBT therapist and certified counselor specializing in treating highly reactive clients. He currently works as a therapist and coordinator in the offices of Grace Presbyterian Church in Wichita, KS, where he treats clients and trains professionals and students in the theory and practice of DBT. Spradlin is the founding editor of the DBT Bulletin.
Visit the author at www.ksdbt.com
See also Marsha Linehan's text Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (the only text on Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and the Skills Training Manual