Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Core Skills Workshop

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DBT Group Therapy Workshop 

Wednesday evenings
September 7 – November 23, 2022 
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (
Dinner at 5:00 pm)
Yúustway Boardroom (Unit 9A, 380 Welch Street, West Vancouver) 

Sign up below, or contact us:
Email: wellness@squamish.net
Phone: 604-982-7816
Registration closes August 31, 2022

About Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) originated to treat chronic mood disorders and suicidality. DBT core skills group followed to offer a skill-based intervention that enhances an individual’s capability to live in the present moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate emotions, improve the relationship with self and/or others, and build a life worth living. DBT helps individuals strive towards balancing change and acceptance.  

DBT aims to decrease an individual’s confusion about self, emotional dysregulation, impulsivity, and interpersonal problems. The purpose of DBT is to increase, help, and strengthen individuals’ skills regarding mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. These emotional, mental, and tangible skills build a toolbox that helps individuals navigate through difficult emotions, emotional crises, conflicts with self and/or others, and decreased self-esteem or self-worth.  

Skills gained from DBT: 

  • Mindfulness: The practice of being fully aware and present in the moment.  
  • Distress Tolerance: The practice of tolerating and managing emotional pain during difficult situations.  
  • Emotion Regulation: The practice of managing emotional experiences.  
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: The practice of communicating your wants and needs while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others.  

Anyone can benefit from DBT. However, the targeted population are those individuals, adults, or teenagers, that have been diagnosed with a mood disorder, such as borderline personality disorder, or chronic depression, chronic anxiety, chaotic relationships, emotional storms, and/or anger management difficulties.  

DBT may be right for you if you experience:  

  • Self-Dysregulation: inadequate sense of self, sense of emptiness. 
  • Behavioral Dysregulation: Impulsive, self-damaging, and/or suicidality.  
  • Emotional Dysregulation: Emotional ability, problems with anger.  
  • Interpersonal Dysregulation: Chaotic relationships, fear of abandonment.  
  • Cognitive Dysregulation: Depersonalization, dissociation, delusions. 

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