IMPROVE the Moment
Distress Tolerance Skills Collection • 5m 57s
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.
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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!
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.
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.