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Judi's Musings on DBT and other topics
Judi's Musings on DBT and other topics
|Posted on March 8, 2019 at 1:11 PM||comments ()|
"Peace of mind is not the absence of conflict from life, but the ability to cope with it."
|Posted on February 13, 2019 at 11:04 PM||comments ()|
You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself in your head,
Be kind o yourself!
Skills: Nonjudgmental; Loving Kindness
|Posted on February 8, 2019 at 10:32 PM||comments ()|
Thought of the Week
"You gain strength,courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Are you avoiding things that scare you but that are really safe?
Think about exposing yourself to those experiences to overcome your fear, experience mastery and open up your life.
Skills: DBT Opposite Action, Avoid Avoiding, Exposure Therapy
|Posted on August 7, 2018 at 7:45 PM||comments ()|
Reminder -- The skills only stop working when you stop using them!
|Posted on August 1, 2018 at 8:17 PM||comments ()|
Don't Compare Yourself to Others.
Instead, focus on where you've been,
where you are now and
where you want to be.
|Posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:11 AM||comments ()|
It is easier to go down hill than up, but the view is from the top.
|Posted on February 16, 2012 at 6:31 AM||comments ()|
Week of 2/7/12 - Suppose you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford
Week of 2/14/12 - Change your thoughts and you change the world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Week of 2/21/12 - Be Mindful of the Positive (Velcro Mind) and Unmindful of the negative (only mindful enough to keep you safe for that moment. Then let it go.) (Teflon mind) DBT Philosophy
When you walk through a garden are you looking for the roses or the thorns?
|Posted on February 15, 2012 at 8:05 PM||comments ()|
It is time for me to catch up on my Thought of the Week. I give one of these to my clients each week and ask them to spend some time during the week thinking about the quote and considering how it might be meaningful in their life. I include the author's name when I know it. Unfortunately, some of these thoughts were given to me without an author being identified.
On here you will be seeing several Thoughts of the Week at once, but feel free to consider them one week at a time as they are intended.
Week of 1/10 - A New Year of DBT- See this on my website
Week of 1/17 -I may not be there yet but I am closer than I was yesterday.
Week of 1/24 People who have been hurt often end up greeting the world wearing a heavy protective armor. Other people might misinterpret this protective armor as anger and respond by putting up their own armor and feeling angry, scared, intimidated or acting distant. When you let down your heavy protective shield and replace it with an invisible shield and a half smile. people feel safer and don't think they have to be on guard around you. They tend to act nicer, warmer, softer and be friendlier. Imagine you are a dog approaching another dog --- and wag your tail to let the other dog know that you are friendly!
Week of 1/31 - I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. Oliver Wendell Homes
|Posted on April 15, 2011 at 3:15 PM||comments ()|
Learn to be quiet enough to hear the sound of the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in other people.
Marian Wright Edelman
In DBT language, this is similar to getting in touch with Wise Mind.
|Posted on April 11, 2011 at 11:33 PM||comments ()|
I may not have caused my own problems
and yet I am the only one who can solve them.
Totally and radically accepting this
allows me to move forward.
DBT Philosophy on Radical Acceptance