Effective Tools for Utilizing the 12-steps & the Fellowship to the Fullest!
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A DBT Toolkit for Working the 12-Steps & Tolerating the PlatitudesEFFECTIVE TOOLS FOR UTILIZING THE 12-STEPS AND THE FELLOWSHIP TO THE FULLEST! SHARI CORBITT, PSY.D. WWW.DRSHARICORBITT.COM WWW.AGOURANEUROFEEDBACKINC.COM WWW.BEACONHOUSE.ORG
What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)? Philosophically and pragmatically speaking,DBT derives it’s underpinnings from a combination of: Zen Buddhist thought and practice – Beginner’s Mind (no contempt prior to investigation) 12-Step principles – Radical Acceptance & Action Traditional Behavioral Therapy Action & More Action
DBT in 4 Skills Based, Training Modules Mindfulness – Wise Mind Emotional Regulation – Getting off the Rollercoaster Interpersonal Effectiveness –Being Happy, Not “Right” Distress Tolerance – Not Shooting Oneself in the Foot (even when in fear)
DBT & Behavioral Modification Goals Interpersonal chaos Labile emotions ImpulsivityConfusion re self & cog dysregulation…i.e. brain fog
DBT & 12 Step Effectiveness: Step 1 SurrenderRadical Acceptance – Distress Tolerance Skills, Module 4 “Freedom from suffering requires deep acceptance of reality” Distraction, Self-Soothing, Improving the Moment
DBT and Step 2 Came to Believe… Mindfulness Skill: Wise MindDistress Tolerance: Improve the Moment
DBT Skills and Step 3 Turn It Over, Let Go, Let God & I Can’t, He Can, I Think I’ll Let him! This too shall pass…Mindfulness with Wise Mind via Effectiveness (focus on what works) & Non- judgmental stance toward current situation. Distress Tolerance via Radical Acceptance
DBT and Steps 6 ~ 7 Humility & Willingness… Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Wise MindObserve, Just Noticing, One-Mindfully, Non-Judgmentally.
DBT & Steps 8 ~ 9Amends and Forgiveness Toward Self and Others Would you rather be right or happy? Interpersonal Effectiveness: Relational Effectiveness (GIVE) Self Respect Effectiveness (FAST)
DBT Skills and the Maintenance Steps: 10, 11, 12 Increasing Awareness & Integrity Conscious Connection Giving It Away! It works if you work it! Mindfulness & Emotional Regulation Observe, Non-judgmental stance, One-mindfully, Effectiveness (focus on what works), Distraction.
Joyous, Lasting Recovery12-Step platitudes are corny & they work.Having tools to attach supports our ability to sustain lasting recovery for ourselves and our clients. It works if you work it… God Bless You!
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