Distraction Skills: Wise Mind ACCEPTS
Crisis Survival Skills • 5m 37s
Use the DBT ACCEPTS skills to Distract when feeling intense emotion. Distracting can be helpful in distracting your mind from things that may reactivate the strong emotion.
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IMPROVE the Moment
The DBT IMPROVE skills help to intentionally increase positives in a situation. This skill is part of the DBT Distress Tolerance module and can help you to effectively deal with distressing emotions by improving the moment.
The DBT Self-Soothe skills help you to nurture and soothe yourself when you are experiencing an intense emotion. These skills can also be used as important self care techniques to reduce stress.
New! Urge Management: 15 Minute Rule
Stop acting on urges that lead to negative consequences! This video provides you with a simple strategy that you can use if you struggle with acting on urges. Use the handout for a quick reference!