I’ve talked about why I’m so happy I never got the diagnosis of anxiety.
If you haven’t read that article, I urge you to check it out.
Now let me tell you how I used DBT Skills for anxiety and how you can use it too.
DBT Skills teaches you mindfulness skills as a core skill to build. I couldn’t agree more. There is so much research that shows practicing mindfulness is THE way to cure your anxiety. In fact, it has more long term lasting effect than any drug any doctor can prescribe you.
I also heart how DBT Skills teaches the mindfulness skills, it breaks it down into easy and manageable ways that you can practice without becoming a monk and going to China.
And it doesn’t stop there.
DBT Skills gives you ways and strategies that you can use with friends, family and lovers.
If you are an anxious person, probably the anxiety also get’s in the way of your relationships.
The relationship skills are a great way to practice methods while incorporating mindfulness skills to reduce the chatter in your mind.
Check the Facts is another great skills that’s taught within DBT Skills that can really help with thoughts that get you all tangled up in an emotional web of anxiety.
So there you have it, a few ways DBT can help with anxiety.
To your success,
Musarat Yusufali LCSW