New! Urge Management: 15 Minute Rule
Crisis Survival Skills • 7m 11s
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!
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Watch this video to learn a DBT technique called Urge Surfing. It is the mindfulness practice of riding the wave of your urge without acting on it. With time, your brain will begin to recognize that you can experience and urge with out needing to act on it.
Learn how to problem solve in an effective way. Refer to the "Problem Solving Worksheet" for more guidance.
Steps for Problem Solving:
1. Describe the PROBLEM?
2. CHECK THE FACTS about the situation to make sure you have the right problem. Redefine the problem if needed to align with the fa...
Pros and Cons
Watch this video to learn how to use Pros and Cons to better connect to Wise Mind during distress when having urges to act in problematic ways. This video is a clip from a previous live DBT Skills class.