The Psychological Toolbox™
• (1993) Linehan, Marsha. Skills Training
Manual for Treating Borderline Personality
• (2007) McCay, Wood and Brantley. The
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook.
• (2011) McCorkle, Katharine. A Balanced Heart:
10 Weeks to Breakthrough.
Mindfulness skills will help you to focus on one
thing at a time in the present moment, and by
doing this, you can better control and soothe
your overwhelming emotions.
READ PAGES 66 – 73, DO AS MANY
EXERCISES AS YOU CAN.
COMPLETE YOUR SKILLS CHECKLIST.
WATCH THE VIDEO LINKS.
HOMEWORK FROM LAST WEEK
Page 63 – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Jon Kabat-Zinn (born Kabat on June 5, 1944) is Professor of
Medicine Emeritus and founding director of the Stress
Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine,
Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts
Medical School. Kabat-Zinn was a student
of Zen Master Seung Sahn and a founding member
of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies
with Buddhistteachers led him to integrate their teachings
with those of Western science. He teaches mindfulness
meditation which claims to help people cope with stress,
anxiety, pain and illness. The stress reduction program created
by Kabat-Zinn is offered at medical centers, hospitals, and
health maintenance organizations.
Mindfulness will help you to learn to
identify and separate judgmental
thoughts from your experiences.
These judgmental thoughts often
fuel your overwhelming emotions
Page 65 – A “Mindless” Exercise
KRhA (Band of Light, p. 69 of text.)
M_vJc (Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn)
Wvs (What is Mindfulness? (Kabat-Zinn))
Describing your emotions
• Taking Hold of Your Mind:
• Observe, Describe,
• Taking Hold of Your Mind”
• Non-Judgmentally, One-
• Use handouts and page 75
to help you choose the
words to describe your
• Complete page 77.
Read through Chapter 3 and do 1 to 3
of the exercises that interest you.
Write notes about your experience.
Read Chapter 4 and
do exercises that interest you.
Watch the video links about