The impulse to self-destruct through physically harming yourself, engaging in toxic relationships, or spending money you don’t have feels like a wild animal you can’t tame.
The feelings of desperation and despair that accompany you no matter where you go lead to terrifying thoughts of ending it all.
Trying to make it through each day engaging in the same behaviors only makes things worse.
The emptiness you feel never goes away despite efforts to fill it with intense relationships and substances.
The truth is when you take one step in the right direction, you are bound to continue to see things change for the better every day.
Drastic change is truly possible, when you have the tools and a guide.
This means that symptoms and behaviors are caused by both your biology (nature) and the environment in which you were raised (nurture).
As children, we have needs that our parents are required to meet for our physical and emotional well-being.
Growing up in an invalidating environment wherein your parents or caregivers are constantly ignoring or minimizing your emotions can result in an inability to regulate our emotions and produce the need to get attention in other, more intense ways.
The 4 topics of DBT are; mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance.
"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional"
Once we let go of the need to have suffering in our lives, everything changes.
We also want to suggest that with support, a safe therapeutic relationship, and effective skills, it is possible to live a more fulfilled and balanced life.
We’ll work together to help you gain acceptance for the person you are today, and identify what behaviors and thinking patterns you want to change for a better tomorrow.
You will be able to set boundaries with others and learn how to calm your mind in order to be effective in your own life.
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