The DBT house is an activity that helps you to recognize your strengths as well as where you'd like to improve. Fill out each section of the house with the prompts below: Attic: What does a "life worth living" look like for you? Top of roof: Who protects you? Door: What do you keep hidden … Continue reading DBT House Activity
What are Boundaries? "Boundaries" is a term that many people use when talking about relationships with friends, family, co-workers, and other individuals in their lives. Boundaries are established rules and limits that we set in order to have healthy connections with others. These boundaries allow us to speak up for ourselves and our own needs … Continue reading What are “Boundaries” and How Can They Help my Relationships?
Acting impulsively can get the best of us sometimes, especially when we have trouble regulating emotions like anger, disappointment, and frustration. When you're driving and see a red light, you wouldn't usually keep going through it. When we see a yellow light, we slow down and act cautiously until green gives us the signal to … Continue reading Stop, Think, & Act Skill for Great Decision Making
Journaling is a great tool for tracking emotions, expressing feelings, and processing events. You may be thinking, how can I get started and stay consistent with this healthy habit? Below are 10 ways for journaling beginners to get started! 1. Start with setting a small goal such as writing in your journal 3 days a … Continue reading 10 Journaling Tips for Beginners
Anger is an emotion common in everyone who has ever lived and one of the most difficult to control. Managing your anger at times can feel impossible, so I'm here to outline some ways to find control over it with anger management skills. While it can cause us some frustration and unhappiness on occasion, allowing … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Anger Management: Techniques, Tips & Tricks!
Wellness planners are great tools to track your mental and physical health journeys. You can start with a notebook, bullet journal, digital, planner or paper planner to jot down different categories of wellness. I personally use a Happy Planner wellness extension pack with a weekly spread to write out what I'm working on. There are … Continue reading How to Create a Wellness Planner
Therapy can take hard work and changes are made both inside and outside of sessions. Try these following steps to get the most out of therapy during and after sessions: Practice skills outside of sessions - Almost all skills that are learned in sessions require repetition to truly help. It is important to practice these … Continue reading How to get the Most out of Therapy
In my next series, we will be discussing what therapy is, how to get the most out of therapy, and therapy misconceptions. Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy", is a treatment for mental and emotional health. It centers around addressing a person's feelings, emotions, behaviors, and thinking patterns. Clinicians develop treatment plans and goals to address specific … Continue reading What is Talk Therapy?
The body and mind are connected and influence each other which can effect your feelings and emotions. Think of a time when you are stressed at work and start to get a headache or muscle aches. This may make you feel more stressed and out of control because it interferes with your work performance or … Continue reading Using your Body to Accept Reality
Have you ever been stressed out and imagined yourself relaxing on an empty beach in the warm sun with no cares in the world? Maybe it's an all-inclusive resort with all food and activities included! Now I'm getting ahead of myself... Using imagery is an easy way to think of a person, place, or time … Continue reading Using Imagery to Find Peace and Reduce Stress