Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has been shown to be effective in working with people suffering from intense emotional misery. Such individuals tend to feel things deeper, more intensely, and for longer time than other people. They react excessively to relatively low levels of stress and it takes them longer to return to normal after the stressful situation passed. Such emotionally vulnerable people find it hard to change their thoughts and behaviours without first learning to accept themselves, including their thoughts and feelings. DBT helps people balance acceptance and change.
DBT is a form of behavioural therapy that focuses on teaching people specific skills that help them cope with distressing emotions. It includes mindfulness, distress tolerance (crisis survival and reality acceptance), interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation skills.