Posted by Dinah on July 27, 2006, at 0:29:08
In reply to DBT class, posted by puravida on July 24, 2006, at 19:21:47
Regarding the original questions, I think I have a situation where this question applies.
Can you think of a situation in your life in which using this skill might have been helpful? How do you think the outcome would have been different? Can you make a plan to use it in a situation that is upcoming and might be difficult?
I'm trying to attack my enthusiasms as a problem rather than in positive terms, but I have difficulty knowing when I'm in one. I don't seem to have any insight at all until I'm out again.
My therapist wants me to be more aware of what I'm doing when I enter into this state, and I think mindfulness skills would help me do that.
I think the observing and describing skills would be especially useful, since participating isn't a problem at these times.