Why you need skills of least resistance.

When you’re looking to tolerate difficult cravings for sugary foods, it’s important that you have a toolbox of skills to help you get through. In Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), we call these Distress Tolerance skills- they are strategies to help you bide the time for the craving to pass. However, if you find yourself not […]

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Why you need skills of least resistance

Discover the truth about skills.

If you know anything about Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (aka DBT) or have heard about it in passing, you’ve probably noticed a lot of talk about skills. And you might be wondering- what exactly are skills? Skills are tools and strategies to help you get closer to your ultimate goals. Distress tolerance skills specifically are probably […]

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Instead of turning to food, try these skills…

Skills, as they are called in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), are tools and strategies for getting through a difficult moment or craving without making it worse. When it comes to sticking to your food plan and goals, skills are tremendously important for tolerating emotions without turning to food and riding out urges to eat off […]

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Let’s take a vacation…

Using “skills” in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)  are all about finding ways to get through the difficult moments that life throws your way (who doesn’t need that!?) There’s this great skill in DBT called “vacation.” And I know what you’re thinking- yes, taking a vacation is a skill! With this skill, you’re not required to […]

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