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Re: Distress tolerance Angela2

Posted by Dinah on August 12, 2009, at 23:39:31

In reply to Re: Distress tolerance, posted by Angela2 on August 12, 2009, at 14:32:03

> Dinah,
> Sounds neat. What does distress mean in this instance? an upsetting situation? anxiety? jealousy? etc? Or anything? I'm not that familiar with dbt.

I'm not an expert on DBT, and in fact it's been a while since I read up on it, but I'll try to look again.

I think there are other parts of DBT that emphasize acting effectively in different situations. I think distress tolerance is more about learning to live through those awful moments of feeling anxious or angry or despairing - any sort of arousal that is unpleasant to bear. And that we tend to think will last forever, or that we may use coping mechanisms that may cause more harm than good.

If that makes sense?




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