Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance for Borderline Personality Disorder : On-Line Web Course Therapies

Hey Everyone. I figured since I posted about the Emotional Regulation Course I would also post about the Mindfulness course and the Distress Tolerance courses they have as well. All tools and skills that we really need and can help us drastically improve our lives. Take a look. I just want to put these resources out there for anyone that might need them. Especially as I know that many do not have access to therapy near them geographically.



Mindfulness




Take Hold of Your Mind (with DBT Mindfulness skills)



Class starts Wednesday, November 13th  

Live Online Group Sessions  will be on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm Pacific time zone (Los Angeles) 

Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what's happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what's happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self. -Sharon Salzberg



Mindfulness is the foundation of all of the DBT skills, and this is an intensive 4-week course that is tailored toward the use of Mindfulness in the context of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). The foundation and roots of the practices go beyond this and can be helpful to anyone looking to learn and integrate mindfulness practices into their lives to find more peace, a sense of grounding, and to help cope with and moderate intense emotional reactions.



So many of our self-destructive behaviors come from a lack of awareness or a resistance toward our existing experience. We often also dwell on the past or having anxious, fearful thoughts about the future. Mindfulness helps us, through practical skills and experiential exercises, to learn to take hold of our mind.  This is the beginning step toward wellness.

  • ·         Learn to discern and distinguish between emotions, slow down reactions, and reduce self-sabotaging.
  • ·         Learn to break free from judgments and reduce emotional intensity to reduce your suffering.
  • ·         Learn about Radical Acceptance and how no feeling or thought is permanent. They are all transient.
  • ·         Learn how avoidance around difficult feelings (rather than facing them and working through them with compassion and care) leads to more suffering.
  • "Mindfulness teaches noticing the emotion without reacting in ways that perpetuate suffering" (Aguirre & Galen, 2013, p. 2). 
  • "Mindfulness practice that focuses on paying attention activate the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that doesn't work all that well in [people with] BPD [and other emotional regulation issues]" (Aguirre & Galen, 2013, p. 2).



Included in the course:


Weekly Live Online DBT Groups: Group members will meet weekly for 60 minutes via group chat sessions to learn and review DBT skills and mindfulness practices with others.  If you are unable to attend the live session, you will have access to the recordings to review at your leisure. Sessions are co-facilitated with Alicia Paz M.A., LLPC and Author and DBT Skills Coach, Debbie Corso.

Video Lectures: Access to videos by Debbie and Alicia that describe each and every skill covered in the course (following along with the text, "The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook," which is not required for the Mindfulness course but is highly recommended, as is the text, "Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder" if you have a BPD diagnosis.)

Weekly DBT Skills Coaching: Debbie and Alicia will provide a weekly check-in email and offer DBT skills coaching to help offer guidance. 



This course can help those dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder as well as those dealing with overwhelming emotions and struggling with relationships and boundaries.


Cost: $̶1̶8̶5̶  $125 limited time promotional pricing.




Distress Tolerance

  


Distress Tolerance 1 at DBT Path



Class starts Wednesday, October 30th.  
Live Online Group Sessions  will be on Wednesdays 2:30-4:00 pm Pacific time zone (Los Angeles) 



This is the first class in the DBT Distress Tolerance series. Distress tolerance are "crisis survival" skills. These are skills that you use to tolerate distress in situations that you cannot change in the moment, rather than acting impulsively or self-destructively. They help us to replace old, ineffective responses with new ones so that we can stop sabotaging and create a life worth living. 


Weekly Live Online DBT Groups: Group members will meet weekly for 90 minutes via group chat sessions to learn and review DBT skills with others.  If you are unable to attend the live session, you will have access to the recordings to review at your leisure. Sessions are co-facilitated with Alicia Paz M.A., LLPC and Author and DBT Skills Coach, Debbie Corso.

Video Lectures: Access to videos by Debbie and Alicia that describe each and every skill covered in the course (following along with the required text, "The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook". Highly recommended but not required is  "Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder" if you have a BPD diagnosis.)

Weekly DBT Skills Coaching: Debbie and Alicia will provide a weekly check-in email and offer DBT skills coaching to help offer guidance.



Homework will include assignments from The Dialectical Behavioral Skill Workbook and DBT  diary cards weekly.



This course can help those dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder as well as those dealing with overwhelming emotions and struggling with relationships and boundaries.



Cost: $̶1̶8̶5̶  $125 limited time promotional pricing.







  




Distress Tolerance 2



(pre-requisite -- must have completed Distress Tolerance 1 at DBT Path)  


Class starts Friday, November 1st. 

Live Online Group Sessions will be on Fridays from 3:30-5:00 pm Pacific time zone (Los Angeles)



This is the second class in the DBT Distress Tolerance series. In this class, we build upon skills learned in Distress Tolerance 1 and advance into additional skills to replace sabotaging behaviors while building a life worth living.



Weekly Live Online DBT Groups: Group members will meet weekly for 90 minutes via group chat sessions to learn and review DBT skills with others.  If you are unable to attend the live session, you will have access to the recordings to review at your leisure. Sessions are co-facilitated with Alicia Paz M.A., LLPC and Author and DBT Skills Coach, Debbie Corso.

Video Lectures: Access to videos by Debbie and Alicia that describe each and every skill covered in the course (following along with the required text, "The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook". Highly recommended but not required is  "Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder" if you have a BPD diagnosis.)

Weekly DBT Skills Coaching: Debbie and Alicia will provide a weekly check-in email and offer DBT skills coaching to help offer guidance.


Homework will include assignments from The Dialectical Behavioral Skill Workbook and DBT  diary cards weekly.


This course can help those dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder as well as those dealing with overwhelming emotions and struggling with relationships and boundaries. 



Cost: $̶1̶8̶5̶  $125 limited time promotional pricing.
(pre-requisite -- must have completed Distress Tolerance 1 at DBT Path)  






  


Distress Tolerance 3


(pre-requisite -- must have completed Distress Tolerance 1&2 at DBT Path)  


Class starts Monday November 4, 2013 

Live Online Group Sessions will be on Mondays from 4-5:30 pm Pacific time zone (Los Angeles) 



This is the third and final class in the DBT Distress Tolerance series. In this class, we build upon skills learned in Distress Tolerance 1 & 2 and move into practicing additional skills to replace sabotaging behaviors while building a life worth living.  A sense of community is truly built at this point, as your fellow group members will have completed DT1 and DT2 alongside you before entering this course.



Weekly Live Online DBT Groups: Group members will meet weekly for 90 minutes via group chat sessions to learn and review DBT skills with others.  If you are unable to attend the live session, you will have access to the recordings to review at your leisure. Sessions are co-facilitated with Alicia Paz M.A., LLPC and Author and DBT Skills Coach, Debbie Corso.

Video Lectures: Access to videos by Debbie and Alicia that describe each and every skill covered in the course (following along with the required text, "The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook". Highly recommended but not required is  "Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder" if you have a BPD diagnosis.)

Weekly DBT Skills Coaching: Debbie and Alicia will provide a weekly check-in email and offer DBT skills coaching to help offer guidance.



Homework will include assignments from The Dialectical Behavioral Skill Workbook and DBT  diary cards weekly.


This course can help those dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder as well as those dealing with overwhelming emotions and struggling with relationships and boundaries. 



Cost: $̶1̶8̶5̶  $125 limited time promotional pricing.
(pre-requisite -- must have completed Distress Tolerance 1&2 at DBT Path)   






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So there you have it.  I hope some of you can utilize these courses to their fullest advantage and really be able to take care of you. Hope they help! 



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