Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
It’s a concept I’ve become increasingly familiar with over the last year. For those of you that don’t know, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) focuses on four key modules:
- Emotion Regulation
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
- Distress Tolerance
But this post isn’t meant to describe or teach DBT. I’m just so excited because I just GRADUATED from my DBT group. I went through the program (6 months) twice and now I’m just done! I’m not done learning about DBT or putting the skills into practice, I’m just done with the 2 hour weekly meetings where I learn the basics.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to miss group. I made some friends and got to see my therapists and everything. I was surrounded by people who really seemed to understand me. But this is a new step for me. A step forward in my recovery and I couldn’t be happier.