This is a mental health therapy and skills development podcast designed to help listeners improve their ability to regulate emotion, reduce problem behaviors and learn new, skillful behaviors. This is all based on the Dialectical Behavior Therapy treatment model! Prepare for zigging and zagging, simply because life will do that, and we can choose how to respond - wisely!
Behavior is caused (all of it) - DBT Weekly - Season 2 - Episode 15
Try to remember that all behavior is caused, and working to find why it happened, rather than resorting to blame or judgment :) Let's look at how behavior in our own lives and others has been reinforced. Positive and Negative don't mean good or bad in this skill set. It's about adding or taking away! Adding a "reward" (even if it's not effective) is positive. Removing pain or providing relief is a negative reinforcer! Also, my asthma is rough today! Thanks for listening! PS Dialectics is incompatible with blame!!!! Be an effective project! :D
Transforming suffering - DBT Weekly - Season 2 - Episode 14
There is no realm where only happiness exists. It's up to us as humans to find ways to transform suffering and increase happiness.
Willingness and Willfulness - DBT Weekly - Season 2 - Episode 13
This time, I discuss being willing and the opposite, willfulness. This is a reminder to the original episode 19 in season 1. Grab a copy of Marsha's book! It's enlightening and you won't be sad you got the book! Practice being willing - recall that life has pain, and when we avoid it, we increase our own suffering.
Brain Training - DBT Weekly - Season 2 - Episode 12
DBT is NOT a trauma therapy, nope. It really does work and help get READY to process trauma. Take a listen to what DBT can seem like!
Biosocial Theory of DBT - DBT Weekly - Season 2 - Episode 11
There are three areas of emotional vulnerability and only one area can be controlled and or changed. Take a listen!
Active Passivity vs Apparent Competence - DBT Weekly Season 2 - Episode 10
When all else fails, use skills~ this episode centers around the final secondary dialectic taught in DBT. Have you ever wanted someone else to solve your problems? Or have you been unable to let others know you don't know what the heck you're doing? This one is for you! Emotion Regulation techniques discussed as well.
Stephanie is hilarious and the weird acronyms are actually so helpful for remembering the skills! I’ve done some DBT before, but this podcast has really broken it down. So happy I stumbled upon this podcast.
Really enjoy this but….
Great show and content but Stephanie’s mouth noises are disgusting. She sounds like she is eating peanut butter or is highly dehydrated or has a permanent cold. The gross lip snacking/sticky mouth/gurgle/throat clearing and nasal congestion is over the top. Hydrate yourself or get a new microphone that filters out these noises.
A real life saver
I have multiple mental health diagnoses and was exposed to dbt for the first time while in the hospital. Finding this podcast has been a huge blessing and a joy. It is very thorough and well thought out. It is also very fun to listen to. The skills she teaches are extremely helpful as well. I find this podcast to be a great booster and use it to remind me to use my dbt skills every day. If you choose to listen to just one, I’d recommend season 1 episode 3. It has a guided meditation at 3:30 and it is the best one I’ve found in my 10+ years of practicing meditation.