In this video I talk about what DBT is and how it can help people.

hi guys today I'm going to UM recap on
DBT because I'm gonna start doing a
little lesson that's kind of over the
next few weeks um so I kind of just
wanted recap what it is so DB T stands
for dialectical behavioral therapy it
was developed in the 80s by a dr.
Marshall einem back then people with
borderline personality disorder they
basically mostly did cognitive
behavioral therapy CBT now CBT is all
about change you have to change you've
got to change your thinking you've got
to change your behaviors and if anyone
that knows people with borderline
personality disorder a lot the time they
might have something bad happened to
them in their past and they kind of
found this really invalidating that they
have to change they've had this happen
to them they got change is them and what
they found is a lot lot of clients would
just storm out and not stop engaging so
Marshall Island decided to develop
something else and that is where she
developed DBT the dialectical means it's
kind of like opposites like you've got
to change but you go accept so
acceptance and change they're two
different things but they go together
and that is what DBT is about now
nowadays it's used mainly I think in
America I mean it should be big in the
UK I was really lucky that I got to do
it when I did because I know loads of
people that tried to get on it and they
just can't and it's a real shame because
it does work and I personally think it
should be taught in schools I think if
we gave kids these skills early on and
they'd be better able to cope with
teenagers so it's not just used for
borderline personality disorder any more
can be used for bipolar teenagers that
are self harming or suicidal and drug
addiction right so yeah okay if we take
drug it
diction is that the problem but you
might say yeah no it's not
basically drug addiction is the symptom
of an underlying problem now I learnt
this both in DBT and I learned this when
I was doing the 12 steps as well the
drugs is our solution we use drugs that
we use sex or we gamble we have a needs
of because we like we're not happy
inside we're full of fear guilt shame we
hate ourselves we just can't live with
ourselves we can't handle our own
emotions so we use because that is our
solution but obviously it's a crap
solution not at the time it felt good it
felt good so I would use drugs because
it felt good but eventually with these
kind of behaviors the negative
consequences start building and
eventually all chance of so what
DBT does and just like what 12 the
12-step fellowships do it's a way of
living DBT is going to teach you skills
basically so that you can take back
control of your mind and you can take
control of your life again rather than
being run on emotion and there are four
main skills I've touched on mindfulness
before but I'm gonna redo it basically
in DBT it is called core mindfulness the
reason for the core it is at the very
heart of DBT and throughout all the
other three skills which are distressed
distressed tolerance emotion regulation
and interpersonal effectiveness you'll
find mindfulness in all of those as well
because it's so important if you think
throughout our lives the opposite of
mindful is mindless we just do my things
mindlessly we just don't think it's like
an unconscious thing we just go and use
we pick up we have all
these horrible behaviors and we do it so
subconsciously we're not even aware of
it so we need to become aware of it and
to do that we need to become mindful and
so that is at the heart it is the core
of DBT yeah I'll leave that there
because that's really just the
introduction on what it is
like I said the four skills core
mindfulness emotion regulation distress
tolerance and interpersonal
effectiveness and I'll go into them in
more detail in other videos I guess
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    • Thank you sooooo much. You had such a huge influence in my journey. You were there when I was at my worst but I could always feel I could turn to you. I can never thank you enough! I would absolutely love to see you when you are down this way! Lots and lots and lots of love to you! xxxxxxx

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